60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  14​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  11​h
4
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
5
Jackson Hole
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
7
Custer
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
8
Munising
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  10​h
9
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
10
Hilton Head
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  11​h
11
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Durango
— 3 nights
+3
shuttle + taxi + Fly + Drive:  8​h
13
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h
End: Christchurch

3
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.
USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Manoa Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Haleiwa (Waimea Valley & Shark Diving). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Koko Crater Railway Trail, steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, step aboard Battleship Missouri Memorial, and kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu route planning website .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Honolulu is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -22 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Christchurch in August, with highs in Honolulu at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Haleiwa
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail

5
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kahekili Beach Park and Parasailing & Paragliding. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Kalepolepo Beach Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kihei). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach, hike along Village Walking Trails, don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lahaina travel route app .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Kihei, Maui Ocean Center, Parasailing & Paragliding, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Haleakala Crater
Highlights from your plan
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach

5
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Get outdoors at Swim with Dolphins and Mahukona Beach Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fishing Charters & Tours and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako) and Rainbow Falls (in Hilo). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, cruise along Saddle Road, and take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona itinerary planner .

You can fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. September in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Mahukona Beach Park, Rainbow Falls, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Swim with Dolphins
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Highline Trail and Going-to-the-Sun Road. Step out of the city life by going to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Logan Pass. The adventure continues: hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grinnell Lake Trail, explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, and admire the sheer force of St.Mary Falls.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kailua-Kona to Glacier National Park takes 11 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kailua-Kona to Glacier National Park is 3 hours. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in September, expect nights in Glacier National Park to be colder, around 5°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

4
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Kids will enjoy Grand Teton and Oxbow Bend. Step out of the city life by going to Amphitheater Lake and Leigh Lake. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art, explore the striking landscape of Jackson Lake Overlook, explore the activities along String Lake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Canyon Trail.

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Do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Jackson Hole in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Amphitheater Lake ©
Amphitheater Lake

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Artist Point and Grand Prismatic Spring. Visiting Lower Geyser Basin and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone will get you outdoors. Spend the 25th (Wed) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, admire all the interesting features of Lone Star Geyser, take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip maker tool .

Drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Jackson Hole in September, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 18°C and lows at 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

4
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Escape the urban bustle at Black Hills National Forest and Jewel Cave National Monument. Attractions like Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Horseback Riding Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Custer side-trips: Windcross Conservancy (in Buffalo Gap) and Presidential Trail (in Keystone). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, explore and take pictures at Wildlife Loop Road, admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, and explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Custer driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Custer in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In September, Custer is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 25°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keystone, Black Hills, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Windcross Conservancy
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Wildlife Loop Road ©
Wildlife Loop Road
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

4
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Kids will enjoy Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Sand Point Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fayette Historic State Park and Palms Book State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk (in Manistique), Seney National Wildlife Refuge (in Seney) and Tahquamenon Falls State Park (in Paradise). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, go for a walk through Autrain Falls, and admire the sheer force of Miners Falls.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Munising vacation maker .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Custer to Munising in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Custer to Munising due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Munising when traveling from Custer in October, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Manistique, Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Fayette Historic State Park, Autrain Falls
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Miners Castle Rock ©
Miners Castle Rock

4
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Carriage Roads and Park Loop Road. Kids will appreciate attractions like Shore Path and Indian Point Blagden Preserve. Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring nature at Acadia National Park. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, hike along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, and enjoy the sea views from Egg Rock Light.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor day trip planning site .

Getting from Munising to Bar Harbor by combination of taxi and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Indian Point Blagden Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Mount Desert Island ©
Mount Desert Island
Acadia National Park ©
Acadia National Park

1
night
Hilton Head

Hilton Head ©
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
On the 11th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Coligny Beach, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. On your second day here, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally try for a hole-in-one at Legendary Golf.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hilton Head road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Bar Harbor to Hilton Head takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bar Harbor in October, with highs in Hilton Head at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Speed Boats Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Popular historic sites such as Bandelier National Monument and Canyon Road are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and Philmont Scout Ranch. Take a break from Santa Fe with a short trip to Fort Union National Monument in Watrous, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, and admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe holiday builder site .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Hilton Head to Santa Fe in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Hilton Head to Santa Fe is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Hilton Head in October, expect nights in Santa Fe to be colder, around 5°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Philmont Scout Ranch, Bandelier National Monument, Fort Union National Monument, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza
Fort Union National Monument ©
Fort Union National Monument

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nights
Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Castle Rock will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Balcony House and The Anasazi Heritage Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Durango: Mesa Verde National Park (Cliff Palace & Long House). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum and hop aboard Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Durango trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Durango in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Durango, with lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, The Anasazi Heritage Center
Highlights from your plan
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Long House ©
Long House

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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 outdoors at Panorama Trail and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Discover out-of-the-way places like Yosemite Falls and Tunnel View. Spend the 23rd (Wed) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, and hike along Four Mile Trail.

Start your trip to Yosemite National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car from Durango to Yosemite National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Durango to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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