60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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60 days in United States Itinerary

Birmingham
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
New York City
— 14 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Pittsburgh
— 8 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 14 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 12 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + taxi:  13​h
Yosemite National Park
— 10 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
Birmingham

14
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Times Square and American Museum of Natural History. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook), Jones Beach State Park (in Wantagh) and Fire Island National Seashore (in Patchogue). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip builder tool

Birmingham, UK to New York City is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to New York City is minus 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Birmingham in April; daily highs in New York City reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brooklyn Bridge, Fire Island National Seashore, Gateway National Recreation, Jones Beach State Park
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©

8
days
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fallingwater and Bicycle Heaven. Get some historical perspective at Allegheny Portage Railroad and Saint Anthony Chapel. Get out of town with these interesting Pittsburgh side-trips: Grantsville (Spruce Forest Artisan Village & New Germany State Park), Historic Fort Steuben (in Steubenville) and Youngstown (Lanterman's Mill, The Butler Institute of American Art, & more). Pack the 17th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Kennywood. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory, stop by Pennsylvania Macaroni Co., take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington, and learn about winemaking at La Casa Narcisi Winery.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh vacation planning app

Traveling by flight from New York City to Pittsburgh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Pittsburgh, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Youngstown, Grantsville, Historic Fort Steuben, Kennywood, La Casa Narcisi Winery
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Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater
The Butler Institute of American Art ©
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven

13
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Hermosa Beach Pier. You'll explore and learn at Getty Center The Publications and La Brea Tar Pits & Museum. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach), Montana Avenue (in Santa Monica) and Malibu (Zuma Beach & Malibu Lagoon State Beach). Pack the 7th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Cabrillo Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, stroll through The Wedge, and get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip website

You can fly from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Pittsburgh in April; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Malibu, The Wedge, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
La Brea Tar Pits & Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits & Museum

11
days
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tusayan Museum and Hermit's Rest. Kolb Studio and Toroweap Point are good opportunities to explore the local culture. On the 14th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: trek along Rim Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Pima Point, and don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park holiday planner

Getting from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Tusayan Museum ©
Tusayan Museum
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

10
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark and Yosemite Museum Gallery. When in Yosemite National Park, make a side trip to see El Portal Market in El Portal, approximately 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Valley View, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, play a few rounds at Wawona Golf Course, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Merced Grove.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel route planner

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. May in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

El Portal Market
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

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