60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + Drive:  14​h 45​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Seattle
— 3 nights
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
3
Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
St. Helena
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
10
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
12
Boston
— 5 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
13
Provincetown
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Zurich

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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Lamar Valley. When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Yellowstone National Park, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive, and trek along Artist Point.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park visit planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car. Traveling from Zurich to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Zurich in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

3
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.
Do your shopping at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Elliott Bay Book Company. We've included these beaches for you: Seahurst Beach Park and Alki Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Double Bluff Beach (in Freeland), Meadowdale Beach Park (in Edmonds) and Whidbey Island Distillery (in Langley). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, get to know the fascinating history of Pioneer Square, and explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle by combination of car and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Double Bluff Beach, Seahurst Beach Park, Meadowdale Beach Park, Whidbey Island Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Whidbey Island Distillery ©
Whidbey Island Distillery
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Hurricane Ridge and Second Beach. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, hike along Hoh River Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Murhut Falls, and identify plant and animal life at Deer Park.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in August, things will get little chillier in Olympic National Park: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Second Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge

4
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.
Visit Kailua Beach Park and Sunset Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Get a sense of the local culture at USS Arizona Memorial and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument. Venture out of the city with trips to Lanikai Beach (in Kailua), Turtle Bay Beach (in Kahuku) and Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Haleiwa Beach Park). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, walk around Ehukai Beach Park, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip itinerary planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Honolulu. Traveling from Olympic National Park to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Olympic National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Honolulu: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Pupukea, Turtle Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at El Pueblo de Los Angeles and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. For shopping fun, head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard or Annenberg Community Beach House. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Nicholas Canyon Beach (in Malibu). There's lots more to do: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary website .

Fly from Honolulu to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Los Angeles is 2 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park, Nicholas Canyon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Relax by the water at Marshall’s Beach and Fort Funston National Park. Head to Exploratorium and Union Squarefor plenty of shopping. Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of SoMa, steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, and go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco route planner .

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

5
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Step out of the city life by going to Sonoma Coast State Beach and Bodega Dunes. Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and Jordan Vineyard & Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Healdsburg (Bella Vineyards and Wine Caves, Stephen & Walker Winery, & more), The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum (in Napa) and Korbel Champagne Cellars (in Guerneville). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our St. Helena itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect nights in St. Helena to be little chillier, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Napa, Yountville, Rutherford, Sonoma
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery

4
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Step out of the city life by going to Tioga Pass and Baldwin Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at West End Beach and Meeks Bay Beach. The adventure continues: hike along Mono Pass Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, admire the sheer force of Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Hoffmann.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe trip planner .

Traveling by car from St. Helena to South Lake Tahoe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Helena in September, things will get little chillier in South Lake Tahoe: highs are around 26°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park, West End Beach, Meeks Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mono Pass Trail ©
Mono Pass Trail
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

3
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 outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and enjoy some diversion at Paris Las Vegas.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from South Lake Tahoe to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are much warmer (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

3
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.
Visit Gettysburg National Military Park and Antietam National Battlefield for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at National Air and Space Museum and Washington National Cathedral. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Gettysburg (Little Round Top & Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and examine the collection at The National Archives Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC online visit planner .

Fly from Las Vegas to Washington DC in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Washington DC. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, things will get a bit cooler in Washington DC: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, Antietam National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Times Square and Ellis Island. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, and take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in New York City, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Boston.

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

5
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Chatham Lighthouse Beach and Gray's Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Corporation Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Venture out of the city with trips to Falmouth (Old Silver Beach & Shining Sea Bikeway), Craigville Beach (in Centerville) and Sandwich (Sandwich Glass Museum & Heritage Museums & Gardens). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, steep yourself in history at Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and take an in-depth tour of Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in October, things will get little chillier in Boston: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Provincetown.

Things to do in Boston

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sandwich, Yarmouth Port, Cambridge, Falmouth, Craigville Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Edward Gorey House ©
Edward Gorey House

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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cape Cod National Seashore and Nauset Light Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Nauset Beach and Marconi Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Provincetown: Eastham (Salt Pond Visitor Center & Coast Guard Beach). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Corn Hill Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Point, do a tasting at Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod, and pause for some photo ops at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Provincetown trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Boston to Provincetown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Provincetown are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Eastham, Truro, Cape Cod National Seashore, Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod, Nauset Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Long Point ©
Long Point

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