60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive to Altoona, Fly to New Orleans
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
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Austin
— 5 nights
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Page
— 5 nights
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Sedona
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
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— 6 nights
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New York City

— 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, and explore the world behind art at Frick Collection.

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

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to New York City is minus 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in June; daily highs in New York City reach 31°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall and then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation. On your second day here, take in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary.

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

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Gettysburg

— 2 nights
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum, contemplate the long history of Jennie Wade House, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then stroll around Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, then see the interesting displays at Renfrew Museum and Park, and then examine the collection at Appalachian Trail Museum.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Gettysburg day trip site.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Gettysburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 4 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Garden District and Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site. Popular historic sites such as Royal Street and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie), Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and Evergreen Plantation (in Edgard). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, and don't miss a visit to French Quarter.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Gettysburg to New Orleans in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Gettysburg in June, New Orleans is much warmer at night with lows of 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Austin

— 5 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Museum of the Pacific War and Texas State Capitol. Appreciate the collections at Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum and The Pharmacy and Medical Museum of Texas. Venture out of the city with trips to Whistling Duck Winery (in Weimar), Copper Shade Tree Gallery (in Round Top) and Schulenburg (St. John the Baptist Catholic Church & St. Mary's Church of the Assumption). And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Wildseed Farms, immerse yourself in nature at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, and explore the galleries of Pioneer Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Austin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Austin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in June, expect nights in Austin to be a bit cooler, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Antonio

— 2 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): browse the exhibits of The Alamo, then get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, and then contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns and then learn about winemaking at Sister Creek Vineyards.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio day trip website.

Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in San Antonio

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Page

— 5 nights

Center of Canyon Country

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Antelope Canyon and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and Lipan Point. Step out of Page to go to Grand Canyon National Park and see South Kaibab Trail, which is approximately 2h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

Make your Page itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from San Antonio to Page in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from San Antonio in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Page. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Sedona

— 6 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Head to Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art and Kachina Housefor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Montezuma Castle National Monument and Wupatki National Monument. Venture out of the city with trips to Walnut Canyon National Monument (in Flagstaff), Bearizona Wildlife Park (in Williams) and Painted Desert (in Petrified Forest National Park). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, trek along Airport Mesa, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona holiday planner.

You can drive from Page to Sedona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Santa Monica Pier and El Pueblo de Los Angeles will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, see the interesting displays at Hollyhock House, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles tour itinerary tool.

You can fly from Sedona to Los Angeles in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sedona to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sedona in July: highs in Los Angeles hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will get to explore de Young Museum and Musee Mecanique. Step off the beaten path and head to Castello di Amorosa and V. Sattui Winery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Bodega Dunes (in Bodega), Goat Rock Beach (in Jenner) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, get great views at Twin Peaks, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 6 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Battleship Missouri Memorial and Shark Diving. You'll get in some beach time at Lanikai Beach and Kailua Beach Park. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae), Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie) and Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Honolulu at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui

— 6 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.
Get some cultural insight at Lahaina Front Street and Maui On Metal. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zipline and Keawakapu Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Kihei (Kalepolepo Beach Park & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Wailea (Pa'ako Beach (Secret Cove), Ulua Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapalua Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Napili Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Maui Hands.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lahaina planning website.

Fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Juneau

— 4 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Take a break from the city and head to Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and Pack Creek. Explore hidden gems such as Nugget Falls and Northern Passages and Glacier Bay. Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. And it doesn't end there: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, identify plant and animal life at Steep Creek, take in the exciting artwork at Juneau Arts & Humanities, and stroll through Chilkoot Trail.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Juneau route planning site.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Juneau takes 13 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lahaina to Juneau due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Lahaina in July, with highs in Juneau at 20°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
Casinos · Specialty Museums · History Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.

Louisiana travel guide

4.3
Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · 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.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
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.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
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.

Hawaii travel guide

4.4
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.

Alaska travel guide

4.6
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Wildlife Areas
The Last Frontier
The country's largest state, Alaska is also its least densely populated. America's final frontier, the state lies on the Arctic Circle and features some of the highest mountains in the United States. Today, several million people flock annually to the state's pristine wilderness areas, which shelter a diverse plant and animal life and offer a great selection of things to do. Tailor-made for adventurous types wishing to leave civilization behind, Alaska can also be an extremely expensive vacation destination, with few transportation options and much of its land accessible only by plane or helicopter.