60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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60 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  16​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
train:  30​min
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Orlando
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
New York City
— 6 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Sydney

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Filbert Steps are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through SoMa, shop like a local with Union Square, and admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip planning site .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sydney to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

7
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 in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, make a trip to Yosemite Village, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and hike along Nevada Falls Loop.

To find out how to plan a trip to Yosemite National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Getty Center The Publications and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Escape the urban bustle at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Pack the 12th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, see the interesting displays at GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles tour planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, with highs in Los Angeles at 28°C and lows at 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
days
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 18th (Sun), make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Anaheim trip planning app .

Anaheim is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

#Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

4
days
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.
Visiting Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and San Diego Zoo will get you outdoors. Maritime Museum of San Diego and USS Midway Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in San Diego, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Diego

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

2
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.
On the next day, brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and then take a stroll through French Quarter.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from San Diego in November, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 20°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

4
days
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Discovery Cove. Have a day of magic on the 29th (Thu) at Magic Kingdom Park. Pack the 30th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. It doesn't end there: make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks and have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Orlando.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando visit planner .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Orlando takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Orlando due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Orlando, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

#Theme Parks, #Fun & Games, #Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Washington National Cathedral and Jones Point Lighthouse. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Air and Space Museum and National Archives Museum. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, meet the residents at National Zoological Park, and get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Orlando in December, things will get cooler in Washington DC: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tomb of the Unknowns, Scott's Run Nature Preserve, Jones Point Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
days
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get some historical perspective at Valley Forge National Historical Park and Elfreth's Alley. Philadelphia Museum of Art and Barnes Foundation are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Philadelphia to Kennett Square to see Longwood Gardens about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and steep yourself in history at Powel House.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip itinerary builder tool .

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

5
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.
9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Frick Collection. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the New York City holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

1
day
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): Head underground at Cave of the Winds.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Niagara Falls online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New York City to Niagara Falls takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get little chillier in Niagara Falls: highs are around 2°C and lows about -5°C. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

#Nature, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds

1
day
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado and then take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Colorado Springs takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Niagara Falls to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Niagara Falls in December, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 7°C by day to -9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

#Wildlife, #Nature, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

3
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.
The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Family-friendly places like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 42 minutes away). There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Colorado Springs to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Colorado Springs, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

5
days
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Escape the urban bustle at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and Kailua Beach Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, stroll through Nuuanu Pali Lookout, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu online road trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Honolulu by flight takes about 8.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Nuuanu Pali Lookout, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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