60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Port Elizabeth
Fly:  20​h
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Provincetown
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
3
Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Taxi:  7​h 45​min
5
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Seattle
— 2 nights
Ferry + Bus:  4​h 15​min
7
Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Tram + Bus:  6​h 45​min
8
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Tram + Fly:  6​h 15​min
9
St. Helena
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
11
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
12
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
13
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Port Elizabeth

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Times Square and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and explore and take pictures at The High Line.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner .

Port Elizabeth, South Africa to New York City is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Elizabeth to New York City is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Port Elizabeth in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in New York City: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Provincetown.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

6
nights
Provincetown

Provincetown ©
A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
You'll get in some beach time at Cape Cod National Seashore and Nauset Light Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum and Chatham Marconi Maritime Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Provincetown: Nauset Beach (in Orleans), Edward Gorey House (in Yarmouth Port) and Eastham (Salt Pond Visitor Center & Coast Guard Beach). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Corn Hill Beach, do a tasting at Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod, and stroll through Chatham Lighthouse Beach.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Provincetown road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Provincetown takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Provincetown to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Provincetown

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Eastham, Chatham, Edward Gorey House, Cape Cod National Seashore, Corn Hill Beach
Highlights from your plan
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center ©
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach

4
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Teton and Teton Park Road. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Canyon Trail, explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, hike along Jenny Lake Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Blacktail Ponds Overlook.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park vacation planning tool .

You can fly from Provincetown to Grand Teton National Park in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Provincetown to Grand Teton National Park is minus 2 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Provincetown in September since evenings lows in Grand Teton National Park dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Amphitheater Lake ©
Amphitheater Lake
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail

6
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Hayden Valley. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, trek along Artist Point, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yellowstone National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park day trip app .

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 18°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

4
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Going-to-the-Sun Road. The adventure continues: stroll through Grinnell Glacier, trek along Highline Trail, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park day trip website .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Glacier National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and finally kick back and relax at Alki Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then kick back and relax at Seahurst Beach Park, and then make a trip to Space Needle.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle route planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Seattle, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Seahurst Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Seahurst Beach Park ©
Seahurst Beach Park
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

5
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
We've included these beaches for you: Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Hurricane Ridge and Sol Duc Falls. The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, trek along Second Beach Trail, and stroll through Murhut Falls.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park trip planner .

Getting from Seattle to Olympic National Park by combination of ferry and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in September: high temperatures in Olympic National Park hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 3rd (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach and then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach driving holiday planning website .

Getting from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

4
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and Inglenook are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore St. Helena's surroundings by going to Benziger Family Winery (in Glen Ellen) and VJB Cellars (in Kenwood). There's more to do: do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery and wander the wide-open spaces of Long Meadow Ranch - Rutherford Estate.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Helena online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Cannon Beach to St. Helena takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in St. Helena: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries

Side Trips

Yountville, Oakville, Kenwood, Calistoga, Benziger Family Winery
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Inglenook ©
Inglenook

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Step out of the city life by going to Twin Peaks and Lincoln Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Healdsburg (Stephen & Walker Winery, Jordan Vineyard & Winery, & more). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through SoMa, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Marshall’s Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Francisco tour planner .

Traveling by car from St. Helena to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Helena in October, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Healdsburg
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. There's much more to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

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

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are much colder (-2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

2
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 some cultural insight at The Strip and The Mob Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas online travel planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Casinos Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

5
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
We've included these beaches for you: Kailua Beach Park and Kapiolani Regional Park. Get outdoors at Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head State Monument. Venture out of the city with trips to Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Lanikai Beach (in Kailua). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial and contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

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Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Honolulu takes 9 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Honolulu when traveling from Las Vegas in October, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park

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