60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA trip maker

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Orlando
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San Antonio
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Sedona
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Aspen
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Park City
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Yellowstone National Park
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San Francisco
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Portland
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Newport
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Boston
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Portland
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 4 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Attractions like Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking and Charlies Bunion make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: cruise along Newfound Gap Road, hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, steep yourself in history at Walker Sisters' Cabin, and admire the sheer force of Abrams Falls Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary site.

Washington DC to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In February in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Orlando

— 8 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort. When in Orlando, make a side trip to see Boat Tours & Water Sports in Saint Cloud, approximately Saint Cloud away. Have a day of magic on the 7th (Sun) at Magic Kingdom Park. Have a day of magic on the 11th (Thu) at Disney's Animal Kingdom. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, tee off at Grande Vista Golf Club, take in nature's colorful creations at Harry P. Leu Gardens, and don't miss a visit to Tree of Life.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Orlando driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in February, expect Orlando to be much hotter, temps between 75°F and 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Golf · Parks

Side Trips

San Antonio

— 6 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.
Family-friendly places like The San Antonio River Walk and Mission Concepcion will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Antonio: Austin (Bullock Texas State History Museum, University of Texas at Austin, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at The Alamo, take an in-depth tour of Institute of Texan Cultures, stroll around Eisenhower Park, and admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to San Antonio takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Orlando in February, things will get a bit cooler in San Antonio: highs are around 70°F and lows about 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): see Off-Road Tours and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then explore the world behind art at Arizona Copper Art Museum, and then trek along Bear Mountain Trail.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sedona attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Antonio to Sedona in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to Sedona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Antonio in February, expect Sedona to be slightly colder, temps between 60°F and 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Aspen

— 6 nights

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Bring the kids along to Aspen Highlands and Aspen Center for Environmental Studies. Change things up with these side-trips from Aspen: Glenwood Springs (Sunlight Mountain Resort & Thermal Spas). On the 23rd (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Buttermilk Mountain. On the 24th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Aspen Mountain / Ajax. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aspen Snowmass and explore and take pictures at Independence Pass.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Aspen road trip planning website.

Fly from Sedona to Aspen in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sedona in February, expect Aspen to be colder, temps between 39°F and 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Park City.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Park City

— 4 nights
Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Backcountry Snowmobiling and SeaQuest Utah. Explore Park City's surroundings by going to Alta Ski Area (in Alta), Provo City Center Temple (in Provo) and North Forty Escapes (in Oakley). There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Ski Butlers Park City, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at Calming Touch Massage LLC, and stroll through Jupiter Peak.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Park City trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Park City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Park City can reach 42°F, while at night they dip to 18°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Park City

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 6 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hayden Valley and Mammoth Hot Springs. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin, get outside with Bridge Bay Marina, and take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Park City to Yellowstone National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and car. In March, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Park City - with highs of 36°F and lows of 10°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Oakland California Temple (in Oakland) and Lawrence Hall of Science (in Berkeley). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, wander the streets of Union Square, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Francisco tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in March, things will get warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 65°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Kids will enjoy Ecola State Park and Cannon Beach. There's still lots to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Portland Children's Museum, wander the streets of Ladd's Addition, take in the exciting artwork at Live Laugh Love Art, and see the interesting displays at Portland Art Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Portland trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Portland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, Portland is a bit cooler than San Francisco - with highs of 57°F and lows of 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Newport.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Newport

— 2 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the masterpieces at RISD Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Providence Performing Arts Center, and then don't miss a visit to Temple Beth-El. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Colt State Park, examine the collection at Newport Car Museum, and then cast your line with Fish'n Tales Adventures.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Newport trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Portland to Newport in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Portland to Newport. In March, Newport is slightly colder than Portland - with highs of 43°F and lows of 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Newport

Museums · Parks · Nightlife · Nature

Side Trips

Boston

— 6 nights

Beantown

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.
Bring the kids along to Museum of Fine Arts and Brookline Booksmith. Explore Boston's surroundings by going to Cape Cod Children's Museum (in Mashpee), Heritage Museums & Gardens (in Sandwich) and Shining Sea Bikeway (in Falmouth). And it doesn't end there: get curious at Museum of Science, explore the world behind art at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, meet the residents at New England Aquarium, and see the interesting displays at Museum of African American History.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston trip builder site.

Getting from Newport to Boston by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Boston are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Portland

— 1 night

The Forest City

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light, then walk around Bug Light Park, and then wander the streets of Old Port.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Portland trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Boston to Portland by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in March, Portland is little chillier at night with lows of 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Baltimore.

Things to do in Portland

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baltimore

— 3 nights

City of Firsts

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.
Bring the kids along to National Gallery of Art and White House. Change things up with these side-trips from Baltimore: Washington DC (Library of Congress, United States Capitol, &more).

Take the guesswork out of planning a Baltimore vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Portland to Baltimore in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Portland in March, with highs in Baltimore at 52°F and lows at 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Baltimore

Museums

Side Trip

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.

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.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
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.

Utah travel guide

4.7
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
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.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
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.

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.

Oregon travel guide

4.5
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.

Rhode Island travel guide

4.6
Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
The Ocean State
Despite being the country's smallest state, Rhode Island includes over 640 km (400 mi) of coastline, courtesy of Narragansett Bay and more than 30 islands. Most of the state is part of the U.S. mainland, despite its somewhat misleading name. Though it takes only about 40 minutes to drive across this tiny state, Rhode Island includes more white sandy beaches than most visitors can hope to explore on a single trip. The state's one big city and surrounding small towns brim with places to visit, such as museums, galleries, restaurants, bars, and historical neighborhoods packed with colonial-era buildings. Although the state may seem small, your holiday itinerary is sure to be chock-full.

Massachusetts travel guide

4.3
History Museums · Art Museums · Historic Walking Areas
The Bay State
Known as the "Bay State" because of the three bays dominating its coastline, Massachusetts has played a significant cultural and commercial role through most of the country's history. An increasingly popular vacation destination for foreign travelers, Massachusetts offers numerous places to visit, ranging from historical sites to modern urban centers famous for their culinary, art, and nightlife scenes. With the majority of its population living in and around the city of Boston, in the 20th century Massachusetts went from a state largely dependent on fishing and agriculture to the country's leader in higher education, healthcare, high technology, and financial services. Home to renowned universities and research centers, the state's cities attract a young crowd of students, scientists, artists, and business professionals.

Maine travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.

Maryland travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Specialty Museums · Aquariums
The Old Line State
Perhaps best known as the birthplace of religious and political freedom in the United States, Maryland retains the spirit of colonial America, with stately 18th-century villages and historical landmarks. Although it's one of the nation's smallest states, there is no shortage of things to do here and you may find your itinerary fills up quickly. Make time in your vacation to tour Maryland's diverse landscape, which includes mountain peaks, picturesque Atlantic coastline, and the bustling city of Baltimore. Military buffs will enjoy touring the state's four Civil War Trails, where you can follow the footsteps of U.S. soldiers, or visiting the port city of Annapolis, home to the United States Naval Academy.