60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA visit planner

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New York City
— 3 nights
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Custer
— 2 nights
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Moab
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
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Seward
— 2 nights
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
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Juneau
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
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Key West
— 4 nights
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Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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New York City

— 3 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 Food Tours and Photography Tours. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Greenwich Village, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City online vacation planner.

Philadelphia to New York City is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also take a train; or drive; or take a bus. June in New York City sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Custer.

Things to do in New York City

Tours · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Custer

— 2 nights
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then admire all the interesting features of Iron Mountain Road, then take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road, and finally learn more about the world around you at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Presidential Trail, go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine, then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and finally explore the activities along Sylvan Lake.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Custer day trip planner.

You can fly from New York City to Custer in 8 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in June; daily highs in Custer reach 73°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Moab.

Things to do in Custer

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Climbing Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. Change things up with a short trip to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, see Off-Road Tours, and get a bird's-eye view with Canyonlands Ballooning.

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Traveling by flight from Custer to Moab takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Custer in June: highs in Moab hover around 95°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like South Kaibab Trail and Canyon Trail Rides. Change things up with a short trip to Food Tours in Los Angeles (about 32 minutes away). On the 24th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Mather Point, explore and take pictures at Point Imperial Drive, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, and hike along Rim Trail.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip website.

You can drive from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Moab in June, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 85°F and lows at 42°F. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Glacier Point and Yosemite, Tunnel View. The adventure continues: get great views at Half Dome, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, stroll through Four Mile Trail, and hike along Nevada Falls Loop.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planning app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 4th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally go for a walk through Lombard Street. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Golden Gate Park, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, then engage your brain at Exploratorium, and finally browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Francisco visit planner.

You can fly from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Honolulu, Oahu

— 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shark Diving and Battleship Missouri Memorial. Venture out of the city with trips to Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). There's lots more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, stroll around Fort DeRussy Beach Park, and stroll through Diamond Head State Monument.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, 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 difference when traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. In July, Honolulu is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 88°F and lows of 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui

— 5 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zipline and Napili Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Lahaina side-trips: Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia), Maui Pineapple Tours (in Makawao) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). And it doesn't end there: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach, sample the tasty concoctions at Maui Brewing Company, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahaina trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Seward

— 2 nights

Alaska Starts Here

For most visitors to this part of the world, the wild part of Alaska starts at Seward, a small port city that takes advantage of the region's natural beauty.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center, then explore the activities along Resurrection Bay, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Exit Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Seward trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Seward takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lahaina to Seward is 1 hour. Traveling from Lahaina in July, expect Seward to be much colder, temps between 64°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Anchorage

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center, get engrossed in the history at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, and don't miss a visit to Seward Hwy.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Anchorage trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Seward to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Anchorage are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Juneau

— 3 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get outside with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and finally admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls. On your second day here, explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord.

Find out how to plan Juneau trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can fly from Anchorage to Juneau in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Anchorage in July, plan for little chillier days in Juneau, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Juneau

Nature · Parks · Tours · 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Lamar Valley. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, hike along Trout Lake Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

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Getting from Juneau to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry, train, bus, and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Juneau to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Juneau in July, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, around 39°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 73°F. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Key West.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dry Tortugas National Park and The Overseas Highway. Explore Key West's surroundings by going to Dolphin Research Center (in Grassy Key), Marathon (Seven Mile Bridge & The Turtle Hospital) and Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House, and see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Key West trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Key West takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Key West is 2 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect nights in Key West to be much warmer, around 81°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 89°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to fly to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Panama City Beach

— 2 nights

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
On the 2nd (Wed), make a trip to The Village of Baytowne Wharf, browse the different shops at Pier Park, then kick back and relax at St. Andrews State Park, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Panama City Beach, then test your team's savvy at Escape Zone 60, Panama City Beach, and then do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Panama City Beach trip builder website.

Fly from Key West to Panama City Beach in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Key West in August, plan for little chillier nights in Panama City Beach, with lows around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Hilton Head

— 2 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): see the sights as you ascend with ZipLine Hilton Head, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront activity at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, then stroll through Coligny Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Pines Forest Preserve.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head day trip planning app.

Fly from Panama City Beach to Hilton Head in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Pigeon Forge

— 4 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Roaring Fork and Zipline. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pigeon Forge: Clingmans Dome (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy, take in panoramic vistas at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, find something for the whole family at Rockin' Raceway Arcade, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parrot Mountain & Gardens.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Pigeon Forge day trip tool.

Fly from Hilton Head to Pigeon Forge in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Hilton Head in August since evenings lows in Pigeon Forge dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gettysburg National Military Park and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center & Grave Digger Tours). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Korean War Veterans Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and get lost in a book at Library of Congress.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip maker tool.

You can fly from Pigeon Forge to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. In August in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip