59 days in United States Itinerary

59 days in United States Itinerary

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Seattle
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Portland
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 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
— 4 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
— 3 nights
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Jacksonville
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Miami
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake Washington and Fishing Charters & Tours. Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Tacoma to see 5 Mile Drive & Trails about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Bruce Lee Grave Site, get outside with Seattle Mariner Baseball, examine the collection at Living Computers: Museum + Labs, and walk around Myrtle Edwards Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary builder site.

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. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Portland

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Laurelhurst Park and Swan Island Dahlias. There's still lots to do: stroll around Peninsula Park and Rose Gardens, stroll the grounds of Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery, take a stroll through Northwest (Nob Hill), and snap pictures at Tilikum Crossing.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Portland travel planner.

Drive from Seattle to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mount Tamalpais State Park and Crissy Field. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail in Half Moon Bay--about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Baker Beach, make a trip to 16 Avenue Tiled Steps, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, and admire the natural beauty at San Francisco Botanical Garden.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Portland to San Francisco in 11 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): hike along Four Mile Trail, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then trek along Lembert Dome, and then make a trip to Pothole Dome.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park tour itinerary website.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Plan for colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park and The Nethercutt Collection. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Salt Oasis (in Rancho Cucamonga), Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and March Field Air Museum (in Riverside). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Hollywood Bowl Overlook, get into the urban bustle at City Hall, take an in-depth tour of Autry Museum of the American West, and learn about winemaking at San Antonio Winery.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 22°C. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lipan Point and Horseback Riding Tours. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Navajo Point, walk around Indian Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Las Vegas Shooting Center and Clark County Heritage Museum. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Henderson and see Green Valley Range, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour on your own time with Ultimate Desert Adventures, see the interesting displays at Burlesque Hall of Fame, stroll around Springs Preserve, and take an in-depth tour of Nostalgia Street Rods.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are warmer (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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.
On the 28th (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at Little Cottonwood Canyon and then admire the majestic nature at Wasatch Mountains. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Land Cruiser Heritage Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Assembly Hall.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or 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. In September, Salt Lake City is a bit cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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 30th (Fri): stroll through Mystic Falls Trail and then explore the activities along Firehole River. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in September, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 18°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Keystone Historical Museum, make a trip to Mount Coolidge, and then appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Keystone planning site.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October: high temperatures in Keystone hover around 16°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Keystone

Museums · Parks · Nature

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 3rd (Mon): ponder the world of politics at Washington County Historic Courthouse, experience rural life at Pine Tree Apple Orchard, and then grab your bike and head to Mill Ruins Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Lakewood Cemetery and then examine the collection at The Bakken Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Minneapolis holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Minneapolis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Keystone in October, Minneapolis is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Chicago

— 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Picasso Statue and American Writers Museum. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the different monuments and memorials at Graceland Cemetery, sample the tasty concoctions at Goose Island Beer Co., and admire the striking features of Wrigley Building.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago travel route planner.

Fly from Minneapolis to Chicago in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Minneapolis in October since evenings lows in Chicago dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): learn about all things military at Indiana War Memorial, steep yourself in history at Conner Prairie, and then do a tasting at Hopwood Cellars Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): examine the collection at Rhythm! Discovery Center, stroll the grounds of Crown Hill Cemetery, and then admire the natural beauty at White River State Park.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Indianapolis road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Indianapolis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Columbus.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): examine the collection at Central Ohio Fire Museum, stroll the grounds of Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery, and then walk around Antrim Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Homestead Metro Park, then see the interesting displays at Georgian Museum, and then hike along Hemlock Bridge Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Columbus trip planner.

You can drive from Indianapolis to Columbus in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Columbus can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to West End - Elliot Overlook Park and Allegheny Cemetery. Next up on the itinerary: savor the flavors at City Brew Tours, view the masterpieces at Contemporary Craft, walk around Frick Park, and examine the collection at Bayernhof Museum.

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Traveling by car from Columbus to Pittsburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. October in Pittsburgh sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Speed Boats Tours and World Trade Center Memorial Foundation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Lyndhurst (in Tarrytown), Sleepy Hollow (Sleepy Hollow Cemetery & Kykuit) and Van Cortlandt Manor (in Croton on Hudson). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Roosevelt Island, admire the striking features of The Oculus, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and explore the world behind art at Neue Galerie.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to New York City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pittsburgh in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 16°C in New York City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Vietnam Women's Memorial and The Wharf. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Butler's Orchard (in Germantown) and Cox Farms (in Centreville). There's lots more to do: stroll through U.S. National Arboretum, take in nature's colorful creations at Enid A. Haupt Garden, see the interesting displays at President Lincoln's Cottage, and admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Drive from New York City to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In October in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

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 24th (Mon): let little ones run wild at Pirate Playground, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Marlin & Barrel Distillery, and then head outdoors with Angler's Mark Fishing Charter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Crooked River State Park and then brush up on your military savvy at Cumberland Island National Seashore Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Jacksonville online tour planner.

You can drive from Washington DC to Jacksonville in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in October; daily highs in Jacksonville reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to fly to Miami.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Tours

Side Trips

Miami

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at JP Outfitters Inc. and Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami: Stranahan House (in Fort Lauderdale) and Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA) (in Dania Beach). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, pause for some serene contemplation at Gesu Catholic Church, get a taste of life in the country at Jesse Williams Ranch, and sample the tasty concoctions at J. Wakefield Brewing.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Miami travel route planner.

Getting from Jacksonville to Miami by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Jacksonville in October; daily highs in Miami reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.