60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA trip planner

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New York City
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Anchorage
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
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Chicago
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Washington DC
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New York City

— 6 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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary builder website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to New York City is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to New York City. Traveling from Sao Paulo in August, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Glacier National Park

— 5 nights

Crown of the Continent

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.
On the 24th (Wed), hike the day away at Highline Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Falls, get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, and cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Glacier National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from New York City to Glacier National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from New York City in August, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Seattle

— 3 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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, make a trip to Space Needle, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Seattle by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, Seattle is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

Anchorage

— 5 nights

The City of Lights and Flowers

Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Make the 1st (Thu) an awe-inspiring day at Chugach State Park. The adventure continues: trek along Kincaid Park, get to know the resident critters at Alaska Zoo, steep yourself in history at Oscar Anderson House Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Anchorage travel route planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Anchorage in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seattle in August, with highs in Anchorage at 22°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planning website.

Getting from Anchorage to San Francisco by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Alaska Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Anchorage in September: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Tours

Yosemite National Park

— 6 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 14th (Wed), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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 find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). Pack the 15th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles planning tool.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be warmer, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 3 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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Casino at the MGM Grand, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Las Vegas using our trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Casinos

Grand Canyon National Park

— 6 nights
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 23rd (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Lipan Point, stroll through Rim Trail, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Grand Teton National Park

— 3 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Spend the 28th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. The adventure continues: cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, explore the stunning scenery at Cascade Canyon, hike along Taggart Lake, and explore and take pictures at Teton Park Road.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park tour planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In September, Grand Teton National Park is slightly colder than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 23°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Yellowstone National Park

— 7 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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn, take in the natural beauty of Beehive Geyser, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hayden Valley.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park day trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. In September, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Grand Teton National Park - with highs of 18°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, then walk around Millennium Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Chicago day trip planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Chicago, with highs around 21°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Childrens Museums

Washington DC

— 5 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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Washington DC is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in October: highs in Washington DC hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites