61 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
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Marco Island
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Key West
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New Orleans
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Nashville
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Santa Fe
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
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Lahaina, Maui
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Koloa, Kauai
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Honolulu, Oahu
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Yosemite National Park
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Sedona
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Zion National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
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New York City — 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Get some historical perspective at St. Patrick's Cathedral and Ellis Island. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at New York Public Library, admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, make a trip to Empire State Building, and admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New York City route planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Stockholm to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stockholm 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 21st (Fri) early enough to fly to Marco Island.
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Marco Island — 2 nights

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at South Marco Beach and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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You can fly from New York City to Marco Island in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, Marco Island is somewhat warmer than New York City - with highs of 35°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Key West.
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Key West — 4 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Take a break from the city and head to Fort Zachary Taylor and Fishing Charters & Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Truman Little White House and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Key West: Dolphin Research Center (in Grassy Key), Marathon (Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, The Turtle Hospital, &more) and Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key). There's much more to do: cruise along The Overseas Highway, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Key West trip maker tool.

You can ride a ferry from Marco Island to Key West in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Marco Island in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Key West, with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to fly to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 4 nights

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.
You'll explore and learn at The National WWII Museum and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. Get some historical perspective at Garden District and French Quarter. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site (in Vacherie), Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell) and Whitney Plantation (in Wallace). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, take a stroll through Royal Street, and examine the collection at Cabildo.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Key West to New Orleans takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Key West in October, you will find days in New Orleans are colder (22°C), and nights are slightly colder (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to fly to Nashville.
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Nashville — 3 nights

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.
You'll explore and learn at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe and Carnton. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery and RCA Studio B. Change things up with a short trip to Carter House in Franklin (about 30 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, and browse the exhibits of Lotz House Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nashville trip itinerary website.

You can fly from New Orleans to Nashville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in October, you will find days in Nashville are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are slightly colder (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can fly to Santa Fe.
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Santa Fe — 2 nights

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
On the 4th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, and then explore the stunning scenery at Bandelier National Monument.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe road trip planning app.

Getting from Nashville to Santa Fe by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November, Santa Fe is slightly colder than Nashville - with highs of 14°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly to Kailua-Kona.
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii — 4 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Take a break from the city and head to Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Get some cultural insight at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Puukohola National Historic Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Hilo (Helicopter Tours, Rainbow Falls, &more). There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, identify plant and animal life at Kanaloa Octopus Farm, and take a memorable drive along Saddle Road.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Kailua-Kona takes 10 hours. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Santa Fe to Kailua-Kona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Santa Fe in November, things will get much warmer in Kailua-Kona: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to fly to Lahaina.
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Lahaina, Maui — 5 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Get outdoors at Haleakala Crater and Kapalua Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Ho'okipa Beach Park and Napili Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Helicopter Tours (in Kahului), Kamaole Beach Park II (in Kihei) and Wailea Beach (in Wailea). There's still lots to do: hike along Kapalua Coastal Trail, take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street, admire the majestic nature at Iao Valley, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahaina trip planner.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Lahaina are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Koloa.
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Koloa, Kauai — 4 nights

Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. We've included these beaches for you: Poipu Beach Park and Shipwreck Beach. Get outdoors at Waimea Canyon State Park and Wailua Falls. Explore Koloa's surroundings by going to Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha), Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kapaa) and Hanalei Beach (in Hanalei). There's still lots to do: trek along Kalalau Trail, take a memorable tour with Kauai Safaris, stroll through Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tunnels Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Koloa vacation maker.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Koloa takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Honolulu.
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Honolulu, Oahu — 6 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Museum-lovers will appreciate USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Explore hidden gems such as Shark Diving and Koko Crater Railway Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach). And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, don't miss a visit to Battleship Missouri Memorial, stroll through Diamond Head State Monument, and stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Honolulu online holiday planner.

Fly from Koloa to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Honolulu are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 6 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Tioga Pass. Step off the beaten path and head to Yosemite, Tunnel View and Yosemite Falls. On the 27th (Sun), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. And it doesn't end there: hike along Mariposa Grove, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yosemite Valley Loop Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Honolulu to Yosemite National Park in 12.5 hours. Traveling from Honolulu to Yosemite National Park, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Honolulu in November, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 14°C and lows at -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Sedona.
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Sedona — 4 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get in touch with nature at Cathedral Rock and Devil's Bridge Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Bell Rock and Oak Creek Canyon. Step out of Sedona with an excursion to Montezuma Castle National Monument in Camp Verde--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: trek along Airport Mesa, explore the stunning scenery at Boynton Canyon Trail, stroll through Broken Arrow Trail, and cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sedona vacation planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Sedona. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 20°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 5 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Visiting Bright Angel Trail and Mather Point will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like South Kaibab Trail and Navajo Point. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bright Angel Point, get great views at Hopi Point, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park route maker website.

Getting from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sedona in December: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 8°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 2 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, stroll through Angel's Landing, and then cruise along Zion Shuttle. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park tour itinerary planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 4 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Visiting Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Teton will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Lamar Valley and Aurum Geyser. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, take in the dramatic scenery at Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River, trek along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, and stroll through Trout Lake Trail.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Zion National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Zion National Park in December, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, around -19°C, while days are much colder, around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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