60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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Denver
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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Santa Fe
— 5 nights
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Albuquerque
— 3 nights
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Phoenix
— 5 nights
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Sedona
— 4 nights
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Page
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Kanab, UT- Glazier's Market, Drive to Zion National Park
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 7 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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San Diego
— 6 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 6 nights
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Denver

— 3 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Venture out of the city with trips to Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour (in Georgetown), Fraser Tubing Hill (in Fraser) and Estes Park (Spas & Estes Park Guided Tours). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens, gain some tasty knowledge on Laws Whiskey House, ponder the world of politics at Colorado Governor's Mansion, and admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Denver online trip maker.

Washington DC to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Denver is minus 2 hours. In December, Denver is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 43°F and lows of 19°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Tours · Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 4 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colorado Springs: Pueblo (Rosemount Museum & Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, take an in-depth tour of U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, and examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip tool.

Drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In December in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 18°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Santa Fe

— 5 nights

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Fe: Cochiti Pueblo (Canyon Trail & Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument). There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Prairie Dog Glass, pause for some photo ops at New Mexico History Museum, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Santa Fe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Santa Fe can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

Albuquerque

— 3 nights

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Albuquerque is known for historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: sample some tasty brews at Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, see the interesting displays at Unser Racing Museum, and browse the exhibits of New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Albuquerque trip planner.

Getting from Santa Fe to Albuquerque by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Santa Fe in December since evenings lows in Albuquerque dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to fly to Phoenix.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Phoenix

— 5 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Phoenix: Shamrock Farms (in Stanfield) and Scottsdale (McDowell Sonoran Preserve & Tom's Thumb Trailhead). Dedicate the 24th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mesa Temple & Visitors' Center, get outside with Outdoor Activities, admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at KOLI Equestrian Center.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Phoenix trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Albuquerque to Phoenix takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Albuquerque in December; daily highs in Phoenix reach 68°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sedona

— 4 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step out of Sedona to go to Prescott Valley and see Fain Park, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, tour the pleasant surroundings at Doe Mountain Trail, and trek along Bear Mountain Trail.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sedona tour planner.

Drive from Phoenix to Sedona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, Sedona is little chillier than Phoenix - with highs of 54°F and lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Page.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Page

— 3 nights

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Change things up with these side-trips from Page: Navajo Bridge (in Grand Canyon National Park) and Coyote Buttes (in Big Water). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Horseshoe Bend, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Page tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Sedona to Page in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sedona in December, expect Page to be a bit cooler, temps between 47°F and 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Page

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Zion National Park

— 3 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Zion National Park. Spend the 4th (Tue) exploring nature at Canyon Overlook Trail. The adventure continues: cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and admire all the interesting features of Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park road trip app.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and car from Page to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Page in January: highs in Zion National Park hover around 52°F, while lows dip to 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Las Vegas

— 7 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and shop like a local with The Strip.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zion National Park in January: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 59°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos · Museums

Side Trips

Santa Barbara

— 4 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.
Dedicate the 13th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, observe the fascinating underwater world at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, explore the world behind art at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and meet the residents at Santa Barbara Zoo.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Las Vegas in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Santa Barbara, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Los Angeles

— 6 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.
Pack the 16th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, make a trip to Walt Disney Concert Hall, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks

San Diego

— 6 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.
Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

Plan my day in San Diego using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Museums

Salt Lake City

— 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Salt Lake City: Deer Valley Resort (in Heber City), North Forty Escapes (in Oakley) and Jupiter Peak (in Park City). Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Backcountry Snowmobiling, tour the pleasant surroundings at Temple Square, see what you can catch with Rocky Mountain Outfitters, and admire the striking features of LDS Conference Center.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Salt Lake City attractions planner.

Getting from San Diego to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Salt Lake City is 1 hour. Traveling from San Diego in January, things will get colder in Salt Lake City: highs are around 38°F and lows about 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Colorado travel guide

4.3
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

New Mexico travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.

Nevada travel guide

4.3
Performances · Fountains · Casinos
The Silver State
The neon streets of Las Vegas represent only one chapter in the story of Nevada, a sparsely populated state offering travelers a chance to discover the country's western frontier. Utterly unlike the more populated parts of the North American continent, Nevada's landscape includes huge deserts where you can easily leave modern civilization behind and enjoy a tranquil vacation. For a taste of untamed Nevada, explore the network of paved and unpaved roads leading to some of the world's most rugged and desolate natural wonders. If trying to make a fortune is high on your itinerary, remember that in the first state to legalize gambling, a slot machine is never too far away. Even gas stations and small motels in the largely deserted rural areas offer some form of gambling to the passing traveler.