60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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Keystone
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Las Vegas
— Few hours
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Springdale
— 2 nights
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Bryce
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Torrey
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Moab
— 3 nights
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
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Page
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
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Beatty
— 1 night
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Mammoth Lakes
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
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Monterey
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Cambria
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Santa Barbara
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Los Angeles
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San Diego
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New York City
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Philadelphia
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Washington DC
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New Orleans
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Birmingham
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Nashville
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Memphis
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Clarksdale
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Vicksburg
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Natchez
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New Orleans
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Keystone

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial. On the next day, take in the pleasant sights at Sunday Gulch Trail, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Elk Peak, and finally hike along Little Devil's Tower Trail.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Keystone trip itinerary app.

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. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in Keystone hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Charleston.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas route maker tool.

You can fly from Keystone to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In September, Las Vegas is much warmer than Keystone - with highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Springdale.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:
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Springdale

Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
On the 15th (Tue), see Off-Road Tours and then take in the exciting artwork at David J West Gallery.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Springdale trip itinerary app.

Drive from Las Vegas to Springdale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Springdale. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Springdale, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bryce.

Things to do in Springdale

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): trek along Navajo Loop Trail, take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then explore the striking landscape at Bryce Amphitheatre, and finally stop by Ruby's Inn.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bryce trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Springdale to Bryce takes 2 hours. Traveling from Springdale in September, things will get slightly colder in Bryce: highs are around 24°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Torrey.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

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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 18th (Fri): admire the striking features of Fruita Schoolhouse, take in the dramatic natural features at Water Pocket Fold, contemplate the long history of Behunin Cabin, then trek along Sunset Point Trail, and finally trek along Chimney Rock Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Torrey trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Bryce to Torrey takes 2 hours. In September in Torrey, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Torrey

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Lions Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Bret Edge Photography Gallery and Moab Museum. Step out of Moab with an excursion to Windows in Arches National Park--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, shop like a local with Tom Till Gallery, stroll through Bike Fiend, and trek along Moab Brand Trails.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Moab trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Torrey to Moab in 3 hours. In September, Moab is somewhat warmer than Torrey - with highs of 34°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): delve into the distant past at Far View Sites, delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, explore the striking landscape at Square Tower House, see the interesting displays at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, then hike along Spruce Canyon Trail, and finally make a trip to Park Point.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park trip planner.

Drive from Moab to Mesa Verde National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Moab in September, Mesa Verde National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:

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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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, stroll around Sandstone Tours, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Monument Valley trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Monument Valley takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Monument Valley, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:

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Page

Center of Canyon Country

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Powell Museum, then explore the striking landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and then enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Page trip builder.

Getting from Monument Valley to Page by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Page when traveling from Monument Valley in September, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:

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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.
On the 25th (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Moran Point, take some stellar pictures from Shoshone Point, then get great views at Yaki Point, then engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, get great views at Lookout Studio, then admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, and finally walk around Indian Garden.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park travel planning tool.

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Page in September, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Museum-lovers will appreciate Shelby American Inc and The Neon Museum. Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Willow Beach will get you outdoors. See even more of Las Vegas: shop like a local with The Strip, see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, make a trip to Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, and take an in-depth tour of Titanic.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 1:

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Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Las Vegas in October since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Beatty.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

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Beatty

Beatty is an unincorporated town along the Amargosa River in Nye County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Beatty Museum & Historical Society and then stroll the grounds of Bullfrog-Rhyolite Cemetery.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Beatty sightseeing planner.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Beatty by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Beatty

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Mono Lake County Park, stop by Footloose Sports in Mammoth Lakes, then stroll through Mammoth Crest Trail, and finally trek along Earthquake Fault.

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

Getting from Beatty to Mammoth Lakes by car takes about 3.5 hours. While traveling from Beatty, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Mammoth Lakes, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Glacier Point and Ansel Adams Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Yosemite Falls and Four Mile Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, make a trip to Pothole Dome, tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead, and identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park visit planner.

Traveling by car from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Squarefor plenty of shopping. Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Grace Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lands End, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 10:

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 10th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, stop by A Taste of Monterey-Wine Market & Bistro, appreciate the history behind The Cannery Row Monument, kick back and relax at McAbee Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Breakwater, and finally make a trip to San Carlos Cathedral.

Plan a Monterey trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Monterey are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:

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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), look for gifts at Artifacts Gallery, kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Leffingwell Landing, then identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cambria road trip app.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Cambria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in October: highs in Cambria hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:

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Santa Barbara

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market, see the interesting displays at Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve, then stroll through Arroyo Burro County Beach Park, then shop like a local with State Street Underpass, and finally do a tasting at Margerum Wine Company Tasting Room.

Plan my day in Santa Barbara using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

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. When traveling from Cambria in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Santa Barbara, with highs around 29°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 13°C. You will leave for Los Angeles on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:

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Los Angeles

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at LA Farmers' Market and The Americana at Brand. Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Ocean Avenue. Change things up with a short trip to The Getty Villa in Malibu (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get curious at California Science Center, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

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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, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 18:

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San Diego

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Coronado Beach and La Jolla Shores Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Maritime Museum of San Diego and San Diego Model Railroad Museum. Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: South Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad) and Moonlight State Beach (in Encinitas). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Mormon Battalion Historic Site, buy something for everyone on your list at Fashion Valley, and take in the dramatic natural features at Point Loma.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego route planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October in San Diego, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New York City.

Things to do in San Diego

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:

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New York City

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ground Zero Museum Workshop and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at SoHo and Chelsea Market. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, see the interesting displays at Tenement Museum, don't miss a visit to Ellis Island, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City road trip planner.

Getting from San Diego to New York City by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Diego in October: high temperatures in New York City hover around 24°C and lows are around 16°C. On the 26th (Mon), you're off to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 26:

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Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Benjamin Franklin Museum, take an in-depth tour of National Liberty Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Independence Mall. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at City Hall Visitor Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masonic Temple, take an in-depth tour of Fireman's Hall, then contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Independence Seaport Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia online travel planner.

Getting from New York City to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:

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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.
Get some cultural insight at National Museum of African American History and Culture and Capitol Hill. Smithsonian Institution Building and Washington National Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian American Art Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:

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New Orleans

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, and then stop by Boutique du Vampyre.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans visit site.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New Orleans takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in October: highs in New Orleans hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in New Orleans

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:

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Birmingham

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Birmingham road trip site.

Getting from New Orleans to Birmingham by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. When traveling from New Orleans in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Birmingham, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 15°C. You will leave for Nashville on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:

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Nashville

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip builder tool.

You can drive from Birmingham to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 4th (Wed), you're off to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Nightlife · Tours · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 4:

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Memphis

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and Stax Museum of American Soul Music. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Beale Street and Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art. There's much more to do: try your luck at Southland Casino Racing, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, look for gifts at A. Schwab, and get engrossed in the history at Mud Island.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis vacation planner.

Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November in Memphis, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. You will leave for Clarksdale on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Casinos

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 7:

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Clarksdale

Clarksdale is a city in Coahoma County, Mississippi, and seat of the county. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art, then take an in-depth tour of The Delta Blues Museum, then make a trip to The Crossroad, and finally steep yourself in history at Hopson Plantation Commissary.

Before you visit Clarksdale, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Clarksdale takes 1.5 hours. November in Clarksdale sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Clarksdale

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 8:

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Vicksburg

Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vicksburg day trip app.

You can drive from Clarksdale to Vicksburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Clarksdale, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Vicksburg, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 7°C. You will leave for Natchez on the 8th (Sun).

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Natchez

Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Choctaw Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple B'nai Israel, and then explore the world behind art at Stratton Chapel Gallery.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Natchez trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vicksburg to Natchez takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to New Orleans.

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New Orleans

The Big Easy

Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, visit Faubourg Marigny, then get a taste of the local shopping with Jamie Hayes Gallery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New Orleans trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Natchez to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. While traveling from Natchez, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 19°C. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

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United States travel guide

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