60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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Omaha
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Colorado Springs
— 7 nights
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Santa Fe
— 7 nights
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Flagstaff
— 6 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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Moab
— 8 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 8 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 6 nights
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Coeur d'Alene
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Medora
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Omaha

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Joslyn Art Museum and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Henry Doorly Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market, and then take in the views from Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Omaha trip planner.

Charlotte to Omaha is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Charlotte to Omaha. In July, daytime highs in Omaha are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Omaha

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Colorado Springs

— 7 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon Open Space and Climbing Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Museum of World War II Aviation and U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: Cañon City (Lost Paddle Rafting, Skyline Drive, &more). And it doesn't end there: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, admire the sheer force of Helen Hunt Falls, and stroll around Pulpit Rock Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs tour itinerary maker.

Fly from Omaha to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Omaha to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Omaha in July, Colorado Springs is a bit cooler at night with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can fly to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Santa Fe

— 7 nights

City Different

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bandelier National Monument and Santa Fe Balloon Company. The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and New Mexico History Museum will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Fe: San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church (in Ranchos De Taos), Rio Grande Gorge Bridge (in Taos) and New Mexico River Adventures (in Embudo). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Fe Plaza, see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, wander the streets of Canyon Road, and explore the engaging exhibits at Santa Fe Children's Museum.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe journey planning website.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Santa Fe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Santa Fe, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Flagstaff

— 6 nights

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Let the collections at Museum of Northern Arizona and Northern Arizona University capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Wupatki National Monument and Riordan Mansion State Historic Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Flagstaff: Bearizona Wildlife Park (in Williams), Sedona (Spas, Oak Creek Canyon, &more) and Grand Canyon National Park (Canyon Trail Rides & Grand Canyon South Rim). There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Walnut Canyon National Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of the Holy dove, wander the streets of Historic Downtown and Railroad District, and contemplate the geological forces at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Flagstaff trip planner.

Getting from Santa Fe to Flagstaff by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, things will get little chillier in Flagstaff: highs are around 81°F and lows about 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 5 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Let the collections at Titanic and Bodies The Exhibition capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to Valley of Fire State Park and The LINQ Promenade. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, look for gifts at Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort.

Start your trip to Las Vegas by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Flagstaff to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Flagstaff to Las Vegas. Traveling from Flagstaff in July, things will get much warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 104°F and lows about 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Moab

— 8 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Attractions like Arches National Park and Corona Arch make great kid-friendly stops. Step off the beaten path and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Delicate Arch. When in Moab, make a side trip to see Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park, approximately Canyonlands National Park away. Make the 2nd (Mon) a memorable day with a climbing tour. And it doesn't end there: hike along Grandstaff Canyon Trail, take the plunge with Skydive Moab, cruise along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Moab online road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Moab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Moab. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in July, with highs in Moab at 97°F and lows at 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Jackson Hole

— 8 nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grand Prismatic Spring and West Thumb Geyser Basin. Step out of the city life by going to Old Faithful and Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools. Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Teton National Park (Grand Teton, Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, &more) and Yellowstone National Park (Kepler Cascades, Solitary Geyser, &more). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, don't miss a visit to Oxbow Bend, relax and float downstream with Barker-Ewing Whitewater, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Wildlife Art.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Jackson Hole online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Moab to Jackson Hole takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Moab in August: highs in Jackson Hole hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 6 nights

Crown of the Continent

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Going-to-the-Sun Road and Lake McDonald. Get in touch with nature at Logan Pass and Avalanche Lake. On the 16th (Mon), hike the day away at Highline Trail. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, let the river carry you with Glacier Outfitters, go sightseeing with Sun Tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trail of the Cedars.

For maps and more tourist information, read Glacier National Park visit app.

Fly from Jackson Hole to Glacier National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. August in Glacier National Park sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Coeur d'Alene

— 3 nights
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): kick your exploration up a notch at Timberline Adventures, glide through the air with CDA Parasail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails. Here are some ideas for day two: make a splash at Silverwood Theme Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Coeur d'Alene trip website.

Drive from Glacier National Park to Coeur d'Alene in 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Coeur d'Alene, with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Medora.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Theme Parks · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Medora

— 2 nights
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of South Unit.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Medora journey planner.

You can fly from Coeur d'Alene to Medora in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Medora, with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Medora

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rapid City

— 6 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Bring the kids along to Bear Country USA and Reptile Gardens. Downtown Rapid City and Adams House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Rapid City side-trips: Custer (Needles Eye Tunnel, Sylvan Lake, &more), Badlands National Park (Panorama Point Overlook, Loop Road, &more) and Keystone (Presidential Trail & Black Hills Helicopters). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Storybook Island and brush up on your military savvy at South Dakota Air and Space Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rapid City trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Medora to Rapid City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Medora in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 60°F in Rapid City. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Nebraska travel guide

4.6
Aquariums · Shopping · History Museums
The Cornhusker State
Situated in the heartland of America, Nebraska is home to a large number of small rural communities and masses of farmland. The state's two main cities, Omaha and Lincoln, are abuzz with youthful energy and cultural delights. Your itinerary can include a trip to the cities' museums to learn about the state's past, or tours of the area's important pioneer and Native American sites. The state's central location means that it has been crossed by many trails, but it was the California Gold Rush of 1848-1855 that originally brought large numbers of non-indigenous people to the area. Scenic river valleys offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor vacation activities, while Nebraska's agricultural towns charm visitors with their all-American spirit.

Colorado travel guide

4.3
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.

New Mexico travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
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.

Nevada travel guide

4.3
Performances · Fountains · Casinos
The Silver State
The neon streets of Las Vegas represent only one chapter in the story of Nevada, a sparsely populated state offering travelers a chance to discover the country's western frontier. Utterly unlike the more populated parts of the North American continent, Nevada's landscape includes huge deserts where you can easily leave modern civilization behind and enjoy a tranquil vacation. For a taste of untamed Nevada, explore the network of paved and unpaved roads leading to some of the world's most rugged and desolate natural wonders. If trying to make a fortune is high on your itinerary, remember that in the first state to legalize gambling, a slot machine is never too far away. Even gas stations and small motels in the largely deserted rural areas offer some form of gambling to the passing traveler.

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
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 · River Rafting & Tubing · History Museums
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.

Montana travel guide

4.7
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

Idaho travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.

North Dakota travel guide

4.6
National Parks · History Museums · Performances
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.