60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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60 days in United States Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  20​h 30​min
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Death Valley National Park
— 6 nights
+2
taxi + bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
Tampa
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
New York City
— 6 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  9​h
South Padre Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Fredericksburg
— 6 nights
+3
taxi + bus + Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
Glacier National Park
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Healdsburg
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Melbourne

1
day
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.
On the 22nd (Fri), stroll through Children's Pool and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary builder app .

Melbourne, Australia to San Diego is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. When traveling from Melbourne in March, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

6
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Valley of Fire State Park and Hoover Dam. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Strip and Las Vegas Golf Center. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Mesquite and see Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas journey planner .

Getting from San Diego to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Shopping, #Nature

Side Trips

Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery, Valley of Fire State Park, Hoover Dam
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

6
days
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Trona Pinnacles and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Get in touch with nature at Badwater and Mount Whitney Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Death Valley National Park: Death Valley Junction (Harmony Borax Works & Titus Canyon). There's much more to do: stroll through Telescope Peak trail, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, and explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by bus from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Death Valley National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Tampa.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Death Valley Junction, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Trona Pinnacles, Mount Whitney Trail
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Trona Pinnacles ©
Trona Pinnacles
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge ©

6
days
Tampa

Tampa ©
Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Get outdoors at Siesta Beach and Clearwater Beach. The Ringling and Morean Arts Center will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampa: Madeira Beach (My Sandbox & John's Pass Village and Boardwalk) and Orlando (Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets, Disney Springs, & more). Pack the 10th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Dalí Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tampa day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Death Valley National Park to Tampa takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Death Valley National Park to Tampa, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in April since evenings lows in Tampa dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel to New York City.

Things to do in Tampa

#Shopping, #Theme Parks, #Parks

Side Trips

Orlando, St. Petersburg, Madeira Beach, Siesta Beach, The Ringling
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Disney Springs ©
Disney Springs
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach

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.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. For shopping fun, head to Fifth Avenue or Tiffany & Co.. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, go for a walk through Central Park, explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City vacation planner .

Fly from Tampa to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Tampa in April, plan for much colder days in New York City, with highs around 19°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Shopping
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

2
days
South Padre Island

South Padre Island ©
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., then appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Madre Nature Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our South Padre Island trip builder app .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from New York City to South Padre Island in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to South Padre Island due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in April: highs in South Padre Island hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in South Padre Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites
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Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard ©
Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard

5
days
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The San Antonio River Walk and Der Kuchen Laden. Get outdoors at Fort McKavett State Historic Site and Wildseed Farms. Venture out of the city with trips to Mission San Jose (in San Antonio), Apple Rock Golf Course (in Horseshoe Bay) and Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve (in Mason). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, stop by URBANherbal, take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, and view the masterpieces at Agave Gallery Fine Art.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Fredericksburg trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car from South Padre Island to Fredericksburg in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from South Padre Island in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Fredericksburg, with lows around 15°C. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

#Shopping, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

San Antonio, Kerrville, Fort McKavett State Historic Site, Camp Verde General Store, Apple Rock Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Fort McKavett State Historic Site ©
Fort McKavett State Historic Site
Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve ©

6
days
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Polebridge Mercantile and Red Rock Falls, Glacier National Park. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Home Ranch Bottoms and Glacier Gateway Outfitters. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glacier National Park: Willow's HuckleberryLand (in Hungry Horse), Lodgepole Gallery and Tipi Village (in Browning) and Kehoe's Agate Shop (in Bigfork). Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Iceberg Lake and hike along Siyeh Pass.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park holiday builder .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Fredericksburg to Glacier National Park in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Fredericksburg to Glacier National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fredericksburg in April, expect Glacier National Park to be much colder, temps between 15°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping

Side Trips

Polebridge, Kehoe's Agate Shop, Willow's HuckleberryLand, Lodgepole Gallery and Tipi Village, Glacier Gateway Outfitters
Highlights from your plan
McDonald Creek ©
McDonald Creek
Fishercap Lake ©
Fishercap Lake
The Polebridge Mercantile ©
The Polebridge Mercantile

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplacefor some retail therapy. You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley), Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach) and Tomales Bay State Park (in Inverness). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ghirardelli Square.

Find out how to plan San Francisco trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to San Francisco takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Glacier National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tomales Bay State Park, Muir Woods National Monument, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

6
days
Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Get a sense of the local culture at Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA and Historic Courthouse Museum. Sebastopol Center For the Arts and Highlight Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Healdsburg: Point Arena - Stornetta Unit of the California Coastal National Monument (in Point Arena), Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books (in Mendocino) and Noyo Headlands Park (in Fort Bragg). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Gualala Point Regional Park, play a few rounds at Northwood Golf Club, contemplate the waterfront views at Gualala River, and identify plant and animal life at Montgomery Woods State Reserve.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Healdsburg day trip website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you will find days in Healdsburg are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are a bit cooler (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Healdsburg

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Gualala, Mendocino, Point Arena, Historic Courthouse Museum, Noyo Headlands Park
Highlights from your plan
Salt Point State Park ©
Salt Point State Park
Montgomery Woods State Reserve ©
Montgomery Woods State Reserve

2
days
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, kick back and relax at Point Lobos State Reserve, and then kick back and relax at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Carlos Cathedral.

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

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to Carmel takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Healdsburg in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Carmel, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Monterey
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©
San Carlos Cathedral ©
San Carlos Cathedral

2
days
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 15th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Friends of Hearst Castle, then look for gifts at Lucia Apothecary, and then stroll through Moonstone Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Simeon travel route planner .

Getting from Carmel to San Simeon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Carmel in May: highs in San Simeon hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Simeon

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Cambria
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Hollywood & Highland, then shop like a local with Montana Avenue, then shop like a local with Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and finally see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Simeon in May; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Montana Avenue, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard

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