59 days in United States Itinerary

59 days in United States Itinerary

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Seattle
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Portland
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Keystone
— 1 night
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Minneapolis
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 13 nights
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Indianapolis
— 2 nights
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Columbus
— 2 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Jacksonville
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Miami
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Seattle

— 2 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake Washington and Seattle Japanese Garden. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, stroll the grounds of Bruce Lee Grave Site, stroll around Seward Park, and get outside with Seattle Mariner Baseball.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle vacation planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Boeing Field King County International Airport, McChord Air Force Base and Jefferson County International Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Portland

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): hunt for treasures at Lake Oswego Farmers' Market, walk around George Rogers Park, then admire the natural beauty at Elk Rock Garden, and finally stroll the grounds of Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: get a tailor-made plan with A Nose For Wine Tours, walk around Rood Bridge Park, then take in the views from Hawthorne Bridge, and finally get outside with Portland Timbers.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland visit planner.

You can drive from Seattle to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mount Tamalpais State Park and Crissy Field. And it doesn't end there: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, admire the natural beauty at Yerba Buena Gardens, and walk around Mission Dolores Park.

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

You can fly from Portland to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
On the 8th (Thu), trek along Four Mile Trail, then make a trip to Washburn Point, and then hike along Panorama Trail. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, then don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead.

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Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Los Angeles

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park and The Americana at Brand. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Salt Oasis (in Rancho Cucamonga) and March Field Air Museum (in Riverside). There's much more to do: make a trip to Hollywood Bowl Overlook, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, and stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lipan Point and Mohave Point. There's still lots to do: cruise along Cape Royal, get great views at Navajo Point, admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, and take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park visit planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Las Vegas

— 4 nights

Sin City

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 SeaQuest and River Rafting & Tubing. Venture out of the city with trips to Green Valley Range (in Henderson), Chloride, Arizona (in Chloride) and Kingman (Metcalf Park & Historic Route 66 Museum). The adventure continues: have fun at Las Vegas Shooting Center, walk around The Park, stop by Las Vegas Fight Shop, and see the interesting displays at Nostalgia Street Rods.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Salt Lake City

— 2 nights

Crossroads of the West

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Land Cruiser Heritage Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Assembly Hall, then stroll around Ensign Peak Park, and finally walk around Memory Grove Park.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Salt Lake City itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in September; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser and then stroll through Lone Star Geyser. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Firehole River, then take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online itinerary maker.

You can drive from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, things will get cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 18°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Keystone

— 1 night

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Horse Thief Lake, trek along Little Devil's Tower Trail, then examine the collection at Gutzon Borglum Historical Center, and finally stop by Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Keystone trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September; daily highs in Keystone reach 25°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Minneapolis

— 1 night

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): experience rural life at Pine Tree Apple Orchard, then stop by Candyland, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Nokomis, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Lakewood Cemetery, get curious at The Bakken Museum, and then hike along Mill Ruins Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Minneapolis trip maker website.

You can fly from Keystone to Minneapolis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Keystone in September, Minneapolis is a bit warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Chicago

— 13 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Crown Fountain and Chicago River. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chicago: South Bend (University of Notre Dame, Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, &more), 12 Corners Vineyards (in Benton Harbor) and Baha'i House of Worship (in Wilmette). There's lots more to do: trek along Lakefront Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverwalk Lot, tour the pleasant surroundings at Geneva Lake Shore Path, and make a trip to Chicago Skyline.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago online trip maker.

You can fly from Minneapolis to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Chicago sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Indianapolis

— 2 nights

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Conner Prairie, then experience rural life at Anderson Orchard, and then stop by Rocket Fizz. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Indiana War Memorial, admire the striking features of Scottish Rite Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at Soldiers & Sailors Monument, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at White River State Park.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Indianapolis day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Chicago to Indianapolis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. October in Indianapolis sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Columbus

— 2 nights

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
On the 13th (Thu), stroll the grounds of Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery, walk around Shrum Mound, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Homestead Metro Park, and finally stroll around Antrim Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Central Ohio Fire Museum, then look for gifts at The Candle Lab, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Land-Grant Brewing Company, and finally stroll the grounds of Green Lawn Cemetery.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Columbus trip planning website.

You can drive from Indianapolis to Columbus in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. October in Columbus sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Columbus

Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Trails

Side Trip

Pittsburgh

— 3 nights

City of Bridges

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at West End - Elliot Overlook Park and Frick Park. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Anthony Chapel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Montour Trail - Bethel Park Branch, get engrossed in the history at Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History, and head outdoors with Soergel Orchards.

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Drive from Columbus to Pittsburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

New York City

— 5 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Explore hidden gems such as Speed Boats Tours and Dumbo. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Bear Mountain State Park (in Bear Mountain), Lyndhurst (in Tarrytown) and Sleepy Hollow (Kykuit & Sleepy Hollow Cemetery). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Roosevelt Island, explore the world behind art at Neue Galerie, stroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, and steep yourself in history at World Trade Center Memorial Foundation.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New York City road trip website.

You can fly from Pittsburgh to New York City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Pittsburgh in October since evenings lows in New York City dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at U.S. National Arboretum, experience rural life at Cox Farms, and then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Women's Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to "The Exorcist" Steps, take in the waterfront activity at The Wharf, then admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Enid A. Haupt Garden.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from New York City to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. October in Washington DC sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks · Trails · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Jacksonville

— 1 night

The River City

The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): see what you can catch with Angler's Mark Fishing Charter, then take an in-depth tour of Cumberland Island National Seashore Museum, then walk around St. Marys Howard Gilman Memorial Waterfront Park, and finally enjoy some diversion at Pirate Playground. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Riverside/Avondale Historic District, take in nature's colorful creations at Jacksonville Arboreteum & Gardens, and then appreciate the history behind Veterans Memorial Wall.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Jacksonville vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Jacksonville takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in October: high temperatures in Jacksonville hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami

— 2 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): head outdoors with JP Outfitters Inc., then admire the masterpieces at Boca Raton Museum of Art, and then get a dose of the wild on Florida Airboating. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the wide-open spaces of Jesse Williams Ranch, sample the tasty concoctions at J. Wakefield Brewing, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gesu Catholic Church.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Miami vacation planning site.

Fly from Jacksonville to Miami in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jacksonville in October, expect Miami to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · 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.