31 days in New York City, West Virginia & Southern California Itinerary

31 days in New York City, West Virginia & Southern California Itinerary

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New York City
— 8 nights
Fly
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Harpers Ferry
— 2 nights
Fly
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Wheeling
— 2 nights
Drive
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Weston
— 1 night
Drive
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White Sulphur Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Lansing
— 1 night
Drive
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Charleston
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly
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Santa Barbara
— 3 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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New York City — 8 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock.

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Toronto, Canada to New York City is an approximately 5-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Toronto in October, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Harpers Ferry.
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Harpers Ferry — 2 nights

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. On your second day here, explore the different monuments and memorials at Harper Cemetery, then don't miss a visit to White Hall Tavern, then take some stellar pictures from The Point, and finally go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Harpers Ferry trip planner.

Fly from New York City to Harpers Ferry in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Harpers Ferry, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Wheeling.
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Wheeling — 2 nights

Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): make a trip to Artworks Around Town, then make a trip to Eckhart House, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Joseph. On your second day here, gain insight at West Virginia Independence Hall, then steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary, then learn about all things military at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum", and finally see the interesting displays at Castle Halloween Museum.

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You can fly from Harpers Ferry to Wheeling in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Wheeling can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Weston.
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Weston — 1 night

Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. On the 14th (Fri), examine the collection at Museum of American Glass, get a taste of the local shopping with Appalachian Glass, and then steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Weston online trip maker.

You can drive from Wheeling to Weston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to White Sulphur Springs.
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White Sulphur Springs — 1 night

White Sulphur Springs is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. On the 15th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at The Greenbrier, then ponder the world of politics at Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Pomona Salt Cave And Spa, and finally identify plant and animal life at Blue Bend Recreation Area.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our White Sulphur Springs route builder.

You can drive from Weston to White Sulphur Springs in 2.5 hours. In October in White Sulphur Springs, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Lansing.
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Lansing — 1 night

Lansing is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the activities along New River Gorge National River, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bridge Brew Works, then make a trip to Fayette Station Road, and finally snap pictures at New River Gorge Bridge.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lansing trip builder.

Traveling by car from White Sulphur Springs to Lansing takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Charleston.
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Charleston — 2 nights

Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. state of West Virginia, and the county seat of Kanawha County. On the 17th (Mon), examine the collection at Point Pleasant River Museum, see the interesting displays at U.S. Navy Poster Museum, and then walk around Ritter Park. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at West Virginia State Museum, contemplate the long history of Craik-Patton House, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Little Creek Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston sightseeing planner.

Getting from Lansing to Charleston by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to fly to San Diego.
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San Diego — 5 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, stroll through Children's Pool, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Charleston to San Diego takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Charleston to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charleston in October, things will get somewhat warmer in San Diego: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Santa Barbara.
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Santa Barbara — 3 nights

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Santa Barbara is known for sightseeing, adventure, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve, take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf, and make a trip to Chaucer's Bookstore.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Santa Barbara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from San Diego in October, plan for little chillier nights in Santa Barbara, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 5 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Pack the 27th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Los Angeles online route planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 19°C. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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West Virginia travel guide

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The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.
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