60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  6 h 30 min
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Keystone
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
2
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Torrey
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
9
Bryce
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
10
Springdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
11
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
12
Beatty
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
13
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 30 min
14
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
15
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
16
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
17
Cambria
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
18
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
19
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
20
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h 15 min
21
New York City
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
22
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
23
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
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Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
25
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
26
Clarksdale
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
27
Vicksburg
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
28
Natchez
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
29
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h
30
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
31
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
32
Los Angeles
— 1 night
End: Los Angeles

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Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Get some cultural insight at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and The Museum @ Black Hills Institute. Visiting Little Devil's Tower Trail and Angostura Recreation Area will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Keystone: Pioneer Museum (in Hot Springs) and Sunday Gulch Trail (in Custer). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Elk Peak, do a tasting at Twisted Pine Winery, and putt your heart out at Holy Terror Mini Golf.

To plan Keystone vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Los Angeles to Keystone is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Keystone: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 8°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Tue) before leaving for Phoenix.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Trails Museums

Side Trips

Hill City, Hot Springs, Custer, Black Elk Peak
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Pioneer Museum ©
Pioneer Museum
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): examine the collection at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Phoenix planner.

Fly from Keystone to Phoenix in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, Phoenix is much hotter than Keystone - with highs of 43°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson ©
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, steep yourself in history at Grand Canyon Railway Depot, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, thenexamine the collection at Kolb Studio, thentake in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point. Keep things going the next day: walk around Indian Garden, examine the collection at Yavapai Geology Museum, thenexplore and take pictures at East Rim Drive, thenget great views at Shoshone Point, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Moran Point.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in September, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 28°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Moran Point ©
Moran Point

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Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Powell Museum, thenexplore the striking landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and then have fun at Gunfighter Canyon.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Page sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, with highs in Page at 35°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Page

Nature Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Powell Museum ©
Powell Museum
Gunfighter Canyon ©
Gunfighter Canyon

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 19th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, stroll around Sandstone Tours, thensee Off-Road Tours, and finally see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley trip maker.

Traveling by car from Page to Monument Valley takes 2.5 hours. In September, Monument Valley is slightly colder than Page - with highs of 32°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Off-Road Tours
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
On the 20th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Park Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spruce Canyon Trail, see the interesting displays at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Square Tower House, thenexplore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Far View Sites.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Mesa Verde National Park takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in September, expect little chillier with lows of 8°C in Mesa Verde National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Square Tower House ©
Square Tower House
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Far View Sites ©
Far View Sites

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Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get outdoors at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Park Avenue Trail. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bret Edge Photography Gallery and Moab Giants. Take a break from Moab with a short trip to Windows in Arches National Park, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, see Off-Road Tours, examine the collection at Moab Museum, and explore the stunning scenery at Lions Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Moab tour builder site.

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Moab by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Moab, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Torrey.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve ©
Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve

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Torrey

Torrey ©
Torrey is a town located on State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States, 8mi from Capitol Reef National Park. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Fruita Schoolhouse, explore the striking landscape at Water Pocket Fold, thensteep yourself in history at Behunin Cabin, thentrek along Sunset Point Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimney Rock Trail.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Torrey online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Moab to Torrey in 3 hours. In September, Torrey is little chillier than Moab - with highs of 24°C and lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bryce.

Things to do in Torrey

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Capitol Reef National Park
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Water Pocket Fold ©
Water Pocket Fold
Behunin Cabin ©
Behunin Cabin
Fruita Schoolhouse ©
Fruita Schoolhouse

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Bryce

Bryce ©
Serving as a gateway to the adjacent Bryce Canyon National Park, the tiny town of Bryce draws outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers all year round.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): trek along Navajo Loop Trail, take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, thenhike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Bryce Amphitheatre, and finally stop by Ruby's Inn.

Plan my trip to Bryce with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Torrey to Bryce takes 2 hours. In September in Bryce, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Springdale.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bryce Canyon National Park, Ruby's Inn
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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Springdale

Springdale ©
Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Checkerboard Mesa, cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pa'rus Trail, thenhike along Watchman Trail, and finally take in the exciting artwork at David J West Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Worthington Gallery, explore the stunning scenery at Hidden Canyon, thenhike along Riverside Walk, thentrek along Temple of Sinawava Trail, and finally hike along Kayenta Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Springdale trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Bryce to Springdale by car takes about 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce in September: high temperatures in Springdale hover around 34°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Springdale

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Zion National Park
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Checkerboard Mesa ©
Checkerboard Mesa
Watchman Trail ©
Watchman Trail
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Popular historic sites such as The Strip and Chloride, Arizona are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Valley of Fire State Park and Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Mouse's Tank (in Overton) and Historic Route 66 Museum (in Kingman). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and don't miss a visit to Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Springdale to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Springdale in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 39°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Beatty.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Overton, Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Chloride, Arizona, Historic Route 66 Museum
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection ©
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Beatty

Beatty ©
Beatty is an unincorporated town along the Amargosa River in Nye County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Beatty Museum & Historical Society, look for gifts at Death Valley Nut & Candy, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Daylight Pass, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Bullfrog-Rhyolite Cemetery.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Beatty fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Beatty in 2 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Beatty, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Beatty

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Daylight Pass
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Daylight Pass ©
Daylight Pass
Beatty Museum & Historical Society ©
Beatty Museum & Historical Society
Bullfrog-Rhyolite Cemetery ©
Bullfrog-Rhyolite Cemetery

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. On the 3rd (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at McGee Creek, trek along Mammoth Crest Trail, thentrek along Earthquake Fault, thenplay a few rounds at Sierra Star Golf Club, and finally gear up at Footloose Sports in Mammoth Lakes.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Lakes trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Beatty to Mammoth Lakes by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Beatty in October, expect nights in Mammoth Lakes to be much colder, around -2°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Outdoors Parks Trails
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Footloose Sports in Mammoth Lakes ©
Footloose Sports in Mammoth Lakes
Earthquake Fault ©
Earthquake Fault
Sierra Star Golf Club ©
Sierra Star Golf Club

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Visiting Yosemite Falls and Tioga Pass will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, hike along Panorama Trail, and don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park journey tool.

You can take a bus from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
We've included these beaches for you: China Beach and Marshall’s Beach. Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, and hike along Lands End.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Lands End ©
Lands End
Legion of Honor ©
Legion of Honor

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 10th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Carlos Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Breakwater, enjoy the sand and surf at McAbee Beach, thenappreciate the history behind The Cannery Row Monument, thenlearn about winemaking at A Taste of Monterey-Wine Market & Bistro, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Monterey trip planning website.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cambria.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Breakwater ©
Breakwater
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
A Taste of Monterey-Wine Market & Bistro ©
A Taste of Monterey-Wine Market & Bistro

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Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). On the 11th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Artifacts Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonstone Beach, admire the majestic nature at Leffingwell Landing, thenkick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, and finally identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cambria travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Cambria takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Monterey in October, you will find days in Cambria are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are a bit cooler (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Simeon
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Leffingwell Landing ©
Leffingwell Landing

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): wander the streets of State Street Underpass, walk around Arroyo Burro County Beach Park, identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic La Arcada Courtyard, thenstop by Italian Pottery Outlet, and finally do a tasting at Margerum Wine Company Tasting Room.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Santa Barbara online holiday planner.

You can drive from Cambria to Santa Barbara in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Cambria, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Douglas Family Preserve ©
Douglas Family Preserve
Margerum Wine Company Tasting Room ©
Margerum Wine Company Tasting Room
The Historic La Arcada Courtyard ©
The Historic La Arcada Courtyard

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San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Pacific Beach and Point Loma. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Moonlight State Beach. Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: South Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad) and Del Mar City Beach (in Del Mar). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, tour the pleasant surroundings at Windansea Beach, and browse the different shops at Fashion Valley.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Diego, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Moonlight State Beach, South Carlsbad State Beach, Del Mar City Beach
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Beach ©
Pacific Beach
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Phoenix Police Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, thensteep yourself in history at The Rosson House Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Heard Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Aridus Wine Company.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Phoenix route planner.

Getting from San Diego to Phoenix by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from San Diego in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Phoenix: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Aridus Wine Company
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Phoenix Police Museum ©
Phoenix Police Museum
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum
St. Mary's Basilica ©
St. Mary's Basilica

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Take a break from the city and head to Speed Boats Tours and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. Let the collections at Ground Zero Museum Workshop and 9/11 Memorial capture your imagination. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, take a stroll through Dumbo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

You can fly from Phoenix to New York City in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Phoenix in October, plan for cooler days in New York City, with highs around 24°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brooklyn
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
Brooklyn Heights Promenade ©
Brooklyn Heights Promenade

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Washington Square Park, thensteep yourself in history at Independence Hall, and then stop by Independence Mall. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Benjamin Franklin Museum, explore the galleries of Fireman's Hall, contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, thentake an in-depth tour of National Liberty Museum, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Philadelphia fast, fun, and easy.

Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Reading Terminal Market ©
Reading Terminal Market
Independence Mall ©
Independence Mall

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Smithsonian Institution Building and Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens will appeal to history buffs. National Museum of African American History and Culture and Smithsonian American Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, explore the world behind art at Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC vacation maker website.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Nashville.

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Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

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Nashville

Nashville
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nashville holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Nashville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 28th (Wed), you'll travel to Memphis.

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Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and then steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, stroll the grounds of Elmwood Cemetery, thenexamine the collection at Metal Museum, thenadmire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis trip planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Clarksdale.

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Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art ©
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum

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Clarksdale

Clarksdale ©
Clarksdale is a city in Coahoma County, Mississippi, and seat of the county. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art, thentake an in-depth tour of The Delta Blues Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Hopson Plantation Commissary.

To find out how to plan a trip to Clarksdale, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Clarksdale takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Clarksdale are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Vicksburg.

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Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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The Delta Blues Museum ©
The Delta Blues Museum
Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art ©
Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art
Hopson Plantation Commissary ©
Hopson Plantation Commissary

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Vicksburg

Vicksburg ©
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Trinity.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Vicksburg online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Clarksdale to Vicksburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In October in Vicksburg, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Natchez.

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Historic Sites
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The Church of the Holy Trinity ©
The Church of the Holy Trinity

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Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Choctaw Hall, thenlook for gifts at Darby's Famous Fudge, and then explore the world behind art at Stratton Chapel Gallery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Natchez travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Vicksburg to Natchez in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Choctaw Hall ©
Choctaw Hall
Darby's Famous Fudge ©
Darby's Famous Fudge

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Appreciate the collections at Whitney Plantation and Escape My Room New Orleans. Get a sense of the local culture at Garden District and The National WWII Museum. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to Vacherie (Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site & Oak Alley Plantation) and Baton Rouge (Mike the Tiger's Habitat, USS Kidd, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans travel route app.

Getting from Natchez to New Orleans by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train. While traveling from Natchez, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.

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Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

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Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site ©
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Garden District ©
Garden District

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Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 5th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Southern Museum of Flight, thenget engrossed in the history at Negro Southern League Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Civil Rights District.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Birmingham driving holiday website.

You can drive from New Orleans to Birmingham in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Birmingham, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Birmingham

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Southern Museum of Flight ©
Southern Museum of Flight
Negro Southern League Museum ©
Negro Southern League Museum

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Get outdoors at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and Zipline. Popular historic sites such as Belmont Mansion and McGavock Confederate Cemetery are in your itinerary. See some other sides of Nashville: get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, examine the collection at Patsy Cline Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Natchez Trace Parkway, and take a stroll through The District.

Start your trip to Nashville by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Birmingham to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

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McGavock Confederate Cemetery
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The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum
McGavock Confederate Cemetery ©
McGavock Confederate Cemetery

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 9th (Mon), get curious at California Science Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, and then take a stroll through Old Pasadena. On the next day, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market, thenexamine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, and finally make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip website.

You can fly from Nashville to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Los Angeles is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Nashville in November, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

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Old Pasadena
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La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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