60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA trip itinerary planner

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Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 6 nights
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Anchorage
— 5 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights

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Orlando

— 4 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Pack the 25th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 27th (Tue) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, make a splash at Discovery Cove, and make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Orlando road trip site.

Washington DC to Orlando is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Orlando are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 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 29th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Orlando to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Orlando to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in July, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 52°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 84°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

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: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas holiday planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 101°F and lows at 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Neighborhoods

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). Pack the 8th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get slightly colder in Los Angeles: highs are around 84°F and lows about 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 10th (Tue), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Mariposa Grove, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and take in the dramatic scenery at Chilnualna Falls.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get great views at Twin Peaks, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and wander the streets of Union Square.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco journey planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Glacier National Park

— 6 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 23rd (Mon), hike the day away at Highline Trail. The adventure continues: trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, explore the activities along Lake Josephine, stroll through Swiftcurrent Falls, and admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls.

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You can fly from San Francisco to Glacier National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Glacier National Park, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Anchorage.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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 30th (Mon) an awe-inspiring day at Chugach State Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska Zoo, and contemplate the long history of Oscar Anderson House Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Anchorage route app.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Anchorage in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, you will find days in Anchorage are little chillier (66°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel, and pick up some local products at Pike Place Market.

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Fly from Anchorage to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone changes from Alaska Standard Time (AKST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Anchorage in August, with highs in Seattle at 80°F and lows at 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Yellowstone National Park

— 6 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, stroll through Hayden Valley, admire the sheer force of Fairy Falls, and take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Seattle in September, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are slightly colder (60°F), and nights are colder (33°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Chicago tour itinerary maker tool.

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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect nights in Chicago to be warmer, around 61°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can fly to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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, stroll around The High Line, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and stop by Times Square.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New York City journey planner.

You can fly from Chicago to New York City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to New York City due to the time zone difference. September in New York City sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Washington DC

— 4 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: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at White House, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites