60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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Seattle
— 4 nights
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Portland
— 4 nights
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Bend
— 2 nights
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Eureka
— 1 night
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Sacramento
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Big Sur
— 2 nights
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San Luis Obispo
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Phoenix
— 4 nights
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El Paso
— 1 night
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Big Bend National Park
— 2 nights
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Austin
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Seattle

— 4 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Take a break from Seattle with a short trip to Discover Nature in Mount Rainier National Park, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, see the sky in a new way at Pacific Science Center, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle visit planning tool.

Rome, Italy to Seattle is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Seattle is minus 9 hours. While traveling from Rome, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Portland

— 4 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park & Cannon Beach). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on Volcano Lands - Private Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Live Laugh Love Art, stroll around Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oregon Zoo.

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You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Portland are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Bend.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Bend

— 2 nights
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
On the 10th (Thu), hit the slopes at Oregon Trail of Dreams, delve into the lush surroundings at Deschutes National Forest, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Deschutes River.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bend road trip planning tool.

Fly from Portland to Bend in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in March, Bend is slightly colder at night with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to fly to Eureka.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Eureka

— 1 night
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Humboldt State University Natural History Museum and then cruise along Redwood Highway. Keep things going the next day: grab your bike and head to Hikshari Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Camel Rock, then examine the collection at Trinidad Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Moonstone Crossing Winery Tasting Room.

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

You can fly from Bend to Eureka in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bend in March since evenings lows in Eureka dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sacramento.

Things to do in Eureka

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Sacramento

— 1 night

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): grab your bike and head to American River Bicycle Trail, explore the world behind art at Crocker Art Museum, then examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, and finally do a tasting at The Undergound Tasting Room.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sacramento road trip planner.

Getting from Eureka to Sacramento by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight, subway, and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Eureka in March: highs in Sacramento hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Union Square, walk around Golden Gate Park, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online day trip planner.

Drive from Sacramento to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, then take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

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Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 13°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 2 nights

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to The Senate, hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, then contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree, and finally cruise along Generals Hwy.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in March: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Big Sur

— 2 nights

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, then kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hawthorne Gallery, and finally kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Bixby Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Rocky Creek Bridge, then walk around Garland Ranch Regional Park, and finally learn about winemaking at Cima Collina.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Sur trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Big Sur takes 5.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in March: highs in Big Sur hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Luis Obispo

— 3 nights
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. state of California, located roughly midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Central Coast. Get out of town with these interesting San Luis Obispo side-trips: Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop (in San Simeon) and Cambria (Moonstone Beach & Fiscalini Ranch Preserve). And it doesn't end there: awaken your taste buds at Central Coast Food and Wine Tours, take some stellar pictures from Anchor Memorial Park, take a stroll through Bubblegum Alley, and take in the history at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Luis Obispo driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Big Sur to San Luis Obispo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Big Sur in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Luis Obispo: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 5 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Ocean Avenue (in Santa Monica), Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disneyland Park, &more) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). Pack the 31st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, tour the pleasant surroundings at Greystone Mansion and Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Traveling by flight from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from San Luis Obispo in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 14°C in Los Angeles. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Santa Barbara

— 3 nights

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Santa Barbara is known for wineries, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, don't miss a visit to Chaucer's Bookstore, and take an in-depth tour of Santa Barbara Historical Museum.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Santa Barbara, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks

San Diego

— 5 nights

America's Finest City

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, admire the landmark architecture of Marston House Museum, and observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner.

You can fly from Santa Barbara to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Santa Barbara in April since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Museums

Death Valley National Park

— 2 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, cruise along Artists Dr, then explore the stunning scenery at Golden Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and finally contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Funeral Mountains, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and then explore the activities along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Death Valley National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from San Diego in April, expect nights in Death Valley National Park to be a bit cooler, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 12th (Tue), trek along Bright Angel Trail. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Indian Garden and then stroll through Rim Trail.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in April, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 19°C by day to -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Phoenix

— 4 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Phoenix: Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (in Scottsdale) and Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery (in Chandler). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, see Off-Road Tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, and deepen your understanding of the past and present with Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Phoenix travel route planning site.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, expect Phoenix to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to fly to El Paso.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

El Paso

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get outside with Southwest University Park, immerse yourself in nature at Franklin Mountains State Park, then make a trip to Surreal Art Sculpture Garden, Ho Baron, Artist, and finally take a memorable drive along Scenic Drive - Overlook.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read El Paso trip site.

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to El Paso takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in April: high temperatures in El Paso hover around 32°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in El Paso

Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive · Parks

Big Bend National Park

— 2 nights
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Big Bend National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains, trek along The Window Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at S Rim Trail, and take a memorable drive along Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Big Bend National Park tour builder tool.

You can drive from El Paso to Big Bend National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from El Paso to Big Bend National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from El Paso in April, expect nights in Big Bend National Park to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Austin

— 6 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Austin: Fredericksburg (Wildseed Farms, National Museum of the Pacific War, &more) and San Antonio (San Antonio Botanical Garden, The Alamo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: go all around town with Bike and Brew ATX, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, see the interesting displays at LBJ Presidential Library, and browse the collection at Harry Ransom Center.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Austin trip maker site.

You can drive from Big Bend National Park to Austin in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Big Bend National Park in April: highs in Austin hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.