60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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Custer
— 5 nights
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Medora
— 2 nights
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Moab
— 7 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 4 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 6 nights
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Portland
— 5 nights
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Bend
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 7 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 8 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 5 nights
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Denver
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Custer

— 5 nights
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Get in touch with nature at Sylvan Lake and Presidential Trail. You'll explore and learn at South Dakota State Railroad Museum and Custer County 1881 Courthouse. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Iron Mountain Road, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, take in the awesome beauty at Black Elk Peak, and learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Custer trip planner.

Tampa to Custer is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Tampa in June, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Custer: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Medora.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Medora

— 2 nights
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. On the 17th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of South Unit, get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook, and then cruise along Little Missouri National Grassland. On the next day, explore by horseback at Maah Daah Hey Trail and then steep yourself in history at Old Post Office.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Medora vacation planner.

You can drive from Custer to Medora in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to fly to Moab.

Things to do in Medora

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Moab

— 7 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step out of the city life by going to Arches National Park and Windows. Step off the beaten path and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Landscape Arch. Get out of town with these interesting Moab side-trips: Arches National Park (Broken Arch, Double O Arch, &more). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grandstaff Canyon Trail, take a memorable drive along Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, head outdoors with Deep Desert Expeditions, and take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Moab trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Medora to Moab in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Medora in June: high temperatures in Moab hover around 95°F and lows are around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Salt Lake City

— 4 nights

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Ancient Life and Assembly Hall. Visiting Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail and Doughnut Falls will get you outdoors. Explore Salt Lake City's surroundings by going to Silver Lake (in Brighton), Cecret Lake Trail (in Alta) and Lehi (Wasatch Guide Service & Hutchings Museum). There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Little Cottonwood Canyon, get some jogging in at City Creek Canyon, and see the interesting displays at Pioneer Memorial Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Moab to Salt Lake City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Moab in June, you will find days in Salt Lake City are a bit cooler (89°F), and nights are about the same (62°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Going-to-the-Sun Road and Lake McDonald. Visiting Trail of the Cedars and Goat Lick Overlook will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail, explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls, hike along Cracker Lake Hike, and admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Glacier National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in June, expect Glacier National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 75°F and 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Portland.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Portland

— 5 nights

City of Roses

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site and Forest Park. Take a break from the city and head to Willamette River Trail and Volcano Lands - Private Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Equestrian Wine Tours (in Carlton), Champoeg State Heritage Park (in Newberg) and Archery Summit Winery (in Dayton). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway, stop by Powell's City of Books, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tabor Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Officers' Row.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Portland journey planner.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Portland by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Glacier National Park to Portland, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Glacier National Park in July since evenings lows in Portland dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can fly to Bend.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bend

— 3 nights
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Get in touch with nature at Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint and Fishing Charters & Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Deschutes River Trail and Phil's Trailhead. There's lots more to do: stroll through Oregon Badlands Wilderness Trails, hike along Falls Creek Trail to Green Lake, head outdoors with Bend River Attractions, and get engrossed in the history at Des Chutes Historical Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Bend trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Portland to Bend by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bend, with lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Bend

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Seattle

— 7 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at LeMay - America's Car Museum and Fort Casey State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Deception Pass State Park (in Oak Harbor), Tacoma (Point Defiance Park & Museum of Glass) and Olympic National Park (Murhut Falls & Kalaloch Beach Trail 4). There's much more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, examine the collection at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and do a tasting at Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Seattle online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Bend to Seattle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Bend, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 8 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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and West Thumb Geyser Basin. Get some historical perspective at Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Firehole Canyon Drive, take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail, take in the natural beauty of Aurum Geyser, and take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Star Spring.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Getting from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around 39°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Oxbow Bend and Rendezvous Mountain. Get some cultural insight at Chapel of the Transfiguration and Chapel of the Sacred Heart. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jackson Hole: Snake River (in Moose) and Grand Teton National Park (Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, Leigh Lake, &more). There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with Reel Deal Anglers, get outside with Bridger Gondola, make a trip to Wild By Nature Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Teton Raptor Center.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Jackson Hole attractions planning website.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, you will find days in Jackson Hole are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Denver.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Denver

— 7 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.
Appreciate the collections at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center and Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cherry Creek Trail and Dinosaur Ridge. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Aurora Reservoir (in Aurora), Eldorado Canyon State Park (in Eldorado Springs) and Boulder (Mesa Trail & Boulder Creek Path). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Lookout Mountain, sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Whiskey Distillery & Cocktail Bar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, and take a stroll through Historic Olde Town Arvada.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver trip planner.

Getting from Jackson Hole to Denver by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Jackson Hole in August; daily highs in Denver reach 85°F and lows reach 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.

North Dakota travel guide

4.6
National Parks · History Museums · Performances
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.

Montana travel guide

4.7
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

Oregon travel guide

4.4
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.

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

4.3
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.