60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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Portland
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Page
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Santa Fe
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Albuquerque
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Houston
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San Diego
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Santa Barbara
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Yosemite National Park
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San Francisco
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Healdsburg
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Portland — 7 nights

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, &more), Newberg (Adelsheim Vineyard & Domaine Divio) and Cellar Door Wine Tours (in Lafayette). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, walk around Tom McCall Waterfront Park, admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, and contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Portland trip itinerary maker.

Seattle to Portland is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Page.
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Page — 6 nights

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: Grand Canyon National Park (Lipan Point, Cape Royal, &more) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Marble Canyon). There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, take some stellar pictures from Horseshoe Bend, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Page trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Portland to Page takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Page due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in September, expect Page to be somewhat warmer, temps between 86°F and 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Santa Fe.
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Santa Fe — 6 nights

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 (Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument & Canyon Trail), San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church (in Ranchos De Taos) and Enchanted Circle Pottery (in Taos). There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with Land of Enchantment Guides - Fly Fishing Trips, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bandelier National Monument, and contemplate the geological forces at Jemez Mountains.

Discover how to plan a Santa Fe trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Page to Santa Fe takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Page in September, expect Santa Fe to be a bit cooler, temps between 80°F and 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Albuquerque.
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Albuquerque — 5 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Laguna Pueblo Mission (in Laguna), Mount Taylor (in Grants) and Hollywick Farms (in Sandia Park). There's lots more to do: learn the secrets of beer at Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals, ride a horse along The Stables at Tamaya, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Albuquerque New Mexico Temple, and get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Albuquerque takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, Albuquerque is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Houston.
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Houston — 3 nights

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Get out of town with these interesting Houston side-trips: Sri Meenakshi Devasthanam (in Pearland) and Railean Rum Distillery (in San Leon). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Chapel of St. Basil, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston online road trip planner.

You can fly from Albuquerque to Houston in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Albuquerque in September: high temperatures in Houston hover around 90°F and lows are around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly to San Diego.
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San Diego — 7 nights

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.
Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, examine the collection at Mingei International Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Diego online road trip planner.

You can fly from Houston to San Diego in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In September, San Diego is little chillier than Houston - with highs of 79°F and lows of 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Santa Barbara.
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Santa Barbara — 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Barbara: Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat (in Ventura) and Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica). There's still lots to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take an in-depth tour of Santa Barbara Historical Museum, immerse yourself in nature at El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, and get to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Santa Barbara journey app.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Santa Barbara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Diego in October since evenings lows in Santa Barbara dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 8 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 (Mon), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. On the 14th (Fri), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. The adventure continues: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove, and explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online route planner.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Santa Barbara in October, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 7 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco attractions planning site.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Healdsburg.
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Healdsburg — 6 nights

The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Healdsburg: Modus Operandi Cellars (in St. Helena), Fort Ross State Historic Park (in Jenner) and Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma). Dedicate the 26th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Gracianna Winery and admire the majestic nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Healdsburg trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from San Francisco to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Healdsburg, with highs around 79°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Oregon travel guide

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Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.
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Arizona travel guide

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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.
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New Mexico travel guide

4.2
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.
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Texas travel guide

4.3
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.
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California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Theme Parks
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.
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