60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
Train + Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Orlando, Florida
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  10​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
11
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Train:  16​h
End: Cardiff

6
nights
New York City

New York City ©
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 St. Patrick's Cathedral and Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, learn about all things military at KGB Espionage Museum, and make a trip to Empire State Building.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New York City journey builder site .

Cardiff, UK to New York City is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cardiff to New York City is minus 5 hours. In May, New York City is somewhat warmer than Cardiff - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

5
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Smithsonian Institution Building. Explore hidden gems such as National Museum of the Marine Corps and Capitol Hill. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Fredericksburg (Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park & Old Town). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, wander the streets of Georgetown, take an in-depth tour of National Portrait Gallery, and examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip builder app .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, you will find days in Washington DC are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, National Museum of the Marine Corps
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill
Smithsonian Institution Building ©
Smithsonian Institution Building

5
nights
Orlando, Florida

Orlando ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stetson Mansion and Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe. Venture out of the city with trips to Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center (in Apollo Beach) and Circle B Bar Reserve (in Lakeland). Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Orlando, get your game on at Nomadic, discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort, and find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Orlando road trip app .

You can fly from Washington DC to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, Orlando is a bit warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Circle B Bar Reserve, Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center, Stetson Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion

5
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Visit St. Louis Cathedral and Evergreen Plantation for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Garden District and Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to The Myrtles Plantation (in Saint Francisville), Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and Global Wildlife Center (in Folsom). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake Lawn Metairie, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read New Orleans trip builder tool .

You can fly from Orlando to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orlando to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in May, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Saint Francisville, Global Wildlife Center, Whitney Plantation, Evergreen Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

5
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get some historical perspective at Tusayan Museum and Navajo Bridge. You'll discover tucked-away gems like South Kaibab Trail and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, hike along Hermit Trail, get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, and cruise along East Rim Drive.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from New Orleans in May, expect cooler with lows of 0°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tusayan Museum ©
Tusayan Museum
Navajo Bridge ©
Navajo Bridge

4
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Get a sense of the local culture at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah and Shelby American Inc. Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Kingman and see Historic Route 66 Museum, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas online trip maker .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May: highs in Las Vegas hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Historic Route 66 Museum, Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah
Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc
The Strip ©
The Strip

5
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Old Point Loma Lighthouse. Your inner history buff will appreciate Point Loma and Mormon Battalion Historic Site. Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (in Borrego Springs) and Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, pause for some photo ops at Magic Carpet Ride sculpture, and take in nature's colorful creations at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for colder days in San Diego, with highs around 26°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Encinitas, Oceanside Pier, Lions, Tigers & Bears, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Point Loma ©
Point Loma

5
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and The Getty Center. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mission San Juan Capistrano and Battleship USS Iowa Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel (in Rancho Palos Verdes), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Newport Beach) and Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum (in Yorba Linda). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Palm Springs Art Museum, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, see the interesting displays at The Nethercutt Collection, and admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Mission San Juan Capistrano, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Palm Springs Art Museum, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum

6
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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 Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark and Yosemite Falls. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mariposa Museum and History Center and Angels Camp Museum and Carriage House. When in Yosemite National Park, make a side trip to see Merced National Wildlife Refuge in Merced, approximately 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, and hike along May Lake Trailhead.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip builder tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in June, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mariposa Museum and History Center, Angels Camp Museum and Carriage House, Merced National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Mariposa Museum and History Center ©
Mariposa Museum and History Center
Merced National Wildlife Refuge ©
Merced National Wildlife Refuge

6
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Marin Headlands. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (in Healdsburg), VJB Cellars (in Kenwood) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, admire the masterpieces at Crocker Art Museum, and enjoy the sea views from Fort Point.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read our San Francisco vacation planning site .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 25°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sacramento, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Marin Headlands, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get some cultural insight at Beaver Ponds Loop Trail and Earthquake Lake. Popular historic sites such as Fort Yellowstone Historic District and S Rim Trail are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yellowstone National Park: West Yellowstone (Yellowstone Historic Center & Nature & Wildlife Tours), Snake River Overlook (in Moose) and Mormon Row Historic District (in Grand Teton National Park). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Beryl Spring, take in the natural beauty of Lone Star Geyser, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls.

To find out how to plan a trip to Yellowstone National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

West Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Beaver Ponds Loop Trail ©
Beaver Ponds Loop Trail

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