60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  25​h
1
Washington DC
— 9 nights
train:  45​min
2
Baltimore
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 10 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Branson
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
7
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
11
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Orlando
— 9 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Cape Town

9
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grand Atlas Tours, See DC Today and DC Tours By Tim. National Gallery of Art and National Air and Space Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Copper Fox Distillery (in Sperryville) and James Madison's Montpelier (in Montpelier Station). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC road trip planner .

Cape Town, South Africa to Washington DC is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight, bus, and subway. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Washington DC is minus 7 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Cape Town in December, with highs in Washington DC at 12°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Arlington, James Madison's Montpelier, Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, Old Town, Copper Fox Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at The Walters Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Fell's Point, then sample the fine beverages at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, and then wander the streets of Inner Harbor.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Baltimore trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Washington DC to Baltimore in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In December in Baltimore, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Sagamore Spirit Distillery ©
Sagamore Spirit Distillery
The Walters Art Museum ©
The Walters Art Museum
Fell's Point ©
Fell's Point

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 29th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and finally steep yourself in history at Liberty Bell Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, and then wander the streets of Society Hill.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Baltimore to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

10
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.
9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to DM Weil Gallery (in New Paltz) and Benmarl Vineyards and Winery (in Marlboro). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Times Square, admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip builder app .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

DM Weil Gallery, Benmarl Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 11th (Sat), try your luck at Horseshoe Hammond, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then stroll around Millennium Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church and then wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in January, things will get slightly colder in Chicago: highs are around 0°C and lows about -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping Neighborhoods Fun & Games

Side Trip

Horseshoe Hammond
Highlights from your plan
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Fourth Presbyterian Church ©
Fourth Presbyterian Church

2
nights
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): browse the different shops at Branson Landing, take some stellar pictures from 165 Scenic Overlook, then do a tasting at Stone Hill Winery, and finally examine the collection at Titanic Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at NRA National Sporting Arms Museum, then look for gifts at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, and then take a stroll through Historic Downtown Branson.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Branson trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Chicago to Branson by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In January, Branson is somewhat warmer than Chicago - with highs of 8°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Branson

Museums Shopping Wineries

Side Trip

Springfield
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum
NRA National Sporting Arms Museum ©
NRA National Sporting Arms Museum
Historic Downtown Branson ©
Historic Downtown Branson

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and finally stop by Chukar Cherries. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight and then take a stroll through Pioneer Square.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner .

You can fly from Branson to Seattle in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Branson in January, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Get a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Wharf and Union Square. Step out of San Francisco to go to Sonoma and see Sonoma Coast State Beach, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: engage your brain at Exploratorium, explore the galleries of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, and see the interesting displays at San Francisco Maritime Museum/Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Seattle in January, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Sonoma Coast State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
For shopping fun, head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard or Montana Avenue. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and California Science Center. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, wander the streets of Angelino Heights Historic Area, shop like a local with Annenberg Space for Photography, and explore the world behind art at Craft Contemporary.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles vacation builder tool .

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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 a sense of the local culture at The Strip and Nostalgia Street Rods. Let the collections at The Mob Museum and Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas vacation maker site .

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, things will get little chillier in Las Vegas: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

3
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.
Head to Royal Street and Frenchmen Streetfor plenty of shopping. Appreciate the collections at The National WWII Museum and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, make a trip to Jackson Square, look for gifts at Boutique du Vampyre, and stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the New Orleans tour builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 12°C in New Orleans. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

9
nights
Orlando

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Stetson Mansion and Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. Appreciate the collections at Duncan McClellan Gallery and Jon Hair Monumental Sculpture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orlando: Cape Canavarel National Cemetery (in Scottsmoor), NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (in Titusville) and Graphi-ko Gallery (in St. Petersburg). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Discovery Cove, get your game on at Nomadic, browse the different shops at The Mall at Millenia, and test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Orlando.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Orlando trip itinerary website .

Getting from New Orleans to Orlando by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from New Orleans in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Orlando, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

St. Petersburg, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Cape Canavarel National Cemetery, Stetson Mansion, NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion

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