60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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60 days in United States Itinerary

London
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h
Columbia
— 4 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
Miami Beach
— 6 nights
Drive:  14​h 15​min
New Orleans
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h
Houston
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Midland
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Las Vegas
— 7 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly:  15​h
London

4
days
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ellis Island as well as Central Park. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co.. Take a break from the city and head to Bronx Zoo and Central Park Zoo. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, wander the streets of Times Square, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip website .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City. Traveling from London in January, things will get a bit cooler in New York City: highs are around 5°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo
American Museum of Natural History ©
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

4
days
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.
Get in touch with nature at National Zoological Park and Scott's Run Nature Preserve. Washington National Cathedral and Georgetown University will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Horseshoe Casino Baltimore (in Baltimore) and Breezy Point Beach and Campground (in Chesapeake Beach). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Takoma Park Farmers Market.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip builder tool .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from New York City in January since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Scott's Run Nature Preserve, Takoma Park Farmers Market, Breezy Point Beach and Campground, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, Arlington National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

4
days
Columbia

Columbia
A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Get outdoors at Aiken Golf Club and Congaree National Park. Change things up with a short trip to the bone-i-fide bakery & grooming in Aiken (about 1h 35 min away). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Saluda Shoals Park, see the interesting displays at South Carolina State Museum, meet the residents at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, and get a sense of history and politics at South Carolina State House.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Columbia trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Columbia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, Columbia is a bit warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 15°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Aiken, Congaree National Park
Highlights from your plan
Saluda Shoals Park
Saluda Shoals Park
Aiken Golf Club
Aiken Golf Club

5
days
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Visit Haulover Beach Park and Hollywood Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to South Beach and Fort Lauderdale Beach. Take a break from Miami Beach with a short trip to Aventura Mall in Aventura, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Lincoln Road, get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Tours, take a stroll through Collins Avenue, and see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Miami Beach road trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight, tram, and bus from Columbia to Miami Beach takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and tram; or drive. While traveling from Columbia, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Miami Beach, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. You will leave for New Orleans on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Miami Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Miami, Aventura Mall, Hollywood Beach, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Haulover Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
South Beach ©
South Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
Haulover Beach Park ©
Haulover Beach Park

5
days
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.
You'll explore and learn at The National WWII Museum and Mardi Gras World. Do your shopping at Royal Street and Louisiana Music Factory. Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, make a trip to Jackson Square, and stroll through New Orleans City Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of bus, tram, and flight from Miami Beach to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Miami Beach in February, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit cooler, around 15°C, while days are cooler, around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

3
days
Houston

Houston
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Visiting Hermann Park and Sylvan Beach Park will get you outdoors. Take a break from Houston with a short trip to Houston Premium Outlets in Cypress, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Houston Zoo, take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and engage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Houston trip website .

You can fly from New Orleans to Houston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. When traveling from New Orleans in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Houston, with highs around 22°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 11°C. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Sylvan Beach Park, Houston Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Hermann Park
Hermann Park
Houston Premium Outlets ©
Houston Premium Outlets
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

2
days
Austin

Austin
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take a stroll through South Congress Avenue. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, then take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, and finally look for gifts at Waterloo Records & Video.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Houston to Austin by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Houston in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Austin, with lows around 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Tue) before leaving for Midland.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library

1
day
Midland

Midland ©
Midland is a city in and the county seat of Midland County, Texas, United States, on the Southern Plains of the state's western area. To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Midland trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Austin to Midland in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Austin in February; daily highs in Midland reach 20°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Midland

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stonehenge Replica
Highlights from your plan
Stonehenge Replica ©
Stonehenge Replica
Permian Basin Petroleum Museum ©
Permian Basin Petroleum Museum

2
days
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
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 21st (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, cruise along The Plaza, then examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at ten thousand waves.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Midland to Santa Fe by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Midland in February; daily highs in Santa Fe reach 10°C and lows reach -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Nature Spas
Highlights from your plan
The Plaza ©
The Plaza
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

4
days
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Visiting Garden of the Gods and The Broadmoor Golf Courses will get you outdoors. Take a break from Colorado Springs with a short trip to The Barn Antiques and Specialty Shops in Castle Rock, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: trek along Pikes Peak, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs travel route planning site .

Getting from Santa Fe to Colorado Springs by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manitou Cliff Dwellings, The Barn Antiques and Specialty Shops
Highlights from your plan
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak ©
Pikes Peak

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day
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Salt Lake City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Colorado Springs in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of -3°C in Salt Lake City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Park City Main Street Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah

7
days
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.
Let the collections at The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum capture your imagination. For shopping fun, head to The Strip or Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton), Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson). There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas driving holiday tool .

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in March: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 27°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mojave Desert, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Clark County Heritage Museum, Valley of Fire State Park, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

3
days
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.
Visiting Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and El Capitan will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and tee off at Wawona Golf Course.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in March; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 14°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village

9
days
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.
You'll explore and learn at Getty Center The Publications and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Get some cultural insight at El Pueblo de Los Angeles and La Brea Tar Pits & Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Montana Avenue, Santa Monica Mountains, & more) and Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach). Pack the 18th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, stroll through Will Rogers State Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 26°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

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