60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route maker

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New York City
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Key West
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Orlando
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Austin
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San Antonio
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Sedona
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Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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Honolulu, Oahu
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Juneau
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Seattle
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Jackson Hole
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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.
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, examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial, walk around The High Line, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City. Traveling from London in June, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 31°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Key West

— 4 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Get out of town with these interesting Key West side-trips: Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key) and SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort (in Little Torch Key). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take an in-depth tour of Fort East Martello Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Audubon House & Tropical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Key West trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Key West takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Key West, with lows of 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Orlando

— 5 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 9th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 10th (Sun) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, cool off at Discovery Cove, and discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Key West to Orlando in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 28°C in Orlando. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to fly to Austin.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

Austin

— 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, learn the secrets of beer at Bike and Brew ATX, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, and gain insight at University of Texas at Austin.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Austin trip planner.

Getting from Orlando to Austin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Austin is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Orlando in July, expect nights in Austin to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 43°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

San Antonio

— 2 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum, then walk around Brackenridge Park, then take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk. On your second day here, admire the architecture and history at Mission Espada, get in on the family fun at SeaWorld, and then stroll around Friedrich Wilderness Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read San Antonio trip maker website.

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in San Antonio are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

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 18th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, and cruise along East Rim Drive.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Antonio to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from San Antonio in July, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Sedona

— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 24th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see Off-Road Tours, and then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

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Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect Sedona to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Spas

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.
Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Mulholland Drive in Beverly Hills, about 30 minutes away. Pack the 26th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Paley Center for Media, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, enjoy some music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Sedona to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Sedona, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, walk around Golden Gate Park, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip planning app.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Honolulu, Oahu

— 6 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach Park, &more). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, and enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip itinerary app.

You can fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 7 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in August; daily highs in Honolulu reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Juneau.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Juneau

— 5 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, head outdoors with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Juneau trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Juneau takes 10 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Honolulu in August, with highs in Juneau at 20°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Seattle

— 5 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.
Step out of Seattle with an excursion to Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park--about 2 hours away. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, stroll through Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and make a trip to Space Needle.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Seattle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Juneau to Seattle is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Juneau in August, with highs in Seattle at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Jackson Hole

— 5 nights
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Explore Jackson Hole's surroundings by going to Grand Teton National Park (Grand Teton & Taggart Lake) and Yellowstone National Park (Lower Geyser Basin, Grand Prismatic Spring, &more).

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole route planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Jackson Hole in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Jackson Hole. Traveling from Seattle in August, plan for little chillier nights in Jackson Hole, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Denver.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Denver

— 4 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.
Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Colorado Springs (U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum & Garden of the Gods), Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs). There's more to do: experience the excitement of Carousel of Happiness and explore the striking landscape at Flatirons.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Denver online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Jackson Hole to Denver in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jackson Hole in August, expect Denver to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Nature

Side Trips

New York State travel guide

4.5
Scenic Walking Areas · Observation Decks · Monuments
The Empire State
Home to the country's most populous city, the state of New York is a major gateway for immigration into the United States, but also one of the nation's prime holiday destinations. Take a trip down the state's numerous wilderness trails and scenic roads to visit quaint small towns, sandy beaches, historical estates, and artist colonies. Though the majority of visitors head for the big-city restaurants, theaters, and museums, you can venture deeper into the rugged and remote mountain areas to discover a world of picturesque forests, rivers, mountains, and lakes. New York also boasts the nation's largest forest preserve, encompassing much of the northeastern lobe of the state.

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · History Museums · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.

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.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Hawaii travel guide

4.4
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.

Alaska travel guide

4.5
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Fishing Charters & Tours
The Last Frontier
The country's largest state, Alaska is also its least densely populated. America's final frontier, the state lies on the Arctic Circle and features some of the highest mountains in the United States. Today, several million people flock annually to the state's pristine wilderness areas, which shelter a diverse plant and animal life and offer a great selection of things to do. Tailor-made for adventurous types wishing to leave civilization behind, Alaska can also be an extremely expensive vacation destination, with few transportation options and much of its land accessible only by plane or helicopter.

Washington State travel guide

4.2
Art Galleries · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · River Rafting & Tubing · History Museums
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

Colorado travel guide

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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.