60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA travel route planner

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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Honolulu
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 7 nights
Fly
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Lahaina, Maui
— 7 nights
Fly to Fresno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 9 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to West Yellowstone
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Yellowstone National Park
— 8 nights
Fly
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Custer
— 4 nights
Fly
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Santa Fe
— 4 nights
Fly
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Pigeon Forge
— 7 nights
Fly
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Key West
— 5 nights
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Marathon
— 4 nights
Shuttle to Miami, Fly to Budapest

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Ketchikan

— 3 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Creek Street and Fishing Charters & Tours. Popular historic sites such as Totem Bight State Historical Park and Totem Heritage Center are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, learn more about the world around you at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, and stroll through Deer Mountain Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan online trip itinerary planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Ketchikan is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Budapest in June, expect Ketchikan to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 11°C. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Honolulu, Oahu

— 7 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Visiting Diamond Head State Monument and Lanikai Beach will get you outdoors. Visit USS Arizona Memorial and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Haleiwa (Waimea Valley & Shark Diving), Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Polynesian Cultural Center, trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Honolulu in 11.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ketchikan to Honolulu. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Ketchikan in June, with highs in Honolulu at 35°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui

— 7 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Napili Beach and Wailea Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ho'okipa Beach Park and Nakalele Blowhole. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Iao Valley (in Wailuku), Makena Beach (in Wailea) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). The adventure continues: stroll through Kapalua Beach, take a memorable tour with Tours, walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, and wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lahaina tour itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 4 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 9 nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. Get outdoors at Yosemite, Tunnel View and Yosemite Falls. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, hike along May Lake Trailhead, stroll through Four Mile Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see where to stay and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Lahaina to Yosemite National Park in 15 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for colder nights when traveling from Lahaina in July since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 9°C. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Yellowstone National Park

— 8 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic Spring. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Upper Geyser Basin and Grand Loop Road. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Grand Geyser, hike along Natural Bridge Trail, head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool, and explore the striking landscape at Aurum Geyser.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 26°C and lows at 4°C. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Custer

— 4 nights
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wildlife Loop Road and Needles Eye Tunnel. Step out of the city life by going to Sylvan Lake and Presidential Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Custer: Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs) and Keystone (Big Thunder Gold Mine & Rushmore Tramway Adventures). The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Iron Mountain Road, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park.

Plan trip to Custer with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Custer in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, things will get a bit warmer in Custer: highs are around 31°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Fe

— 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and Museum of International Folk Art. Popular historic sites such as Canyon Road and Loretto Chapel are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Fe: Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos) and Canyon Trail (in Cochiti Pueblo). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Fe Plaza, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and examine the collection at Palace of the Governors.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe day trip planning site.

Getting from Custer to Santa Fe by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Custer in July; daily highs in Santa Fe reach 36°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge

— 7 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Step out of the city life by going to Clingmans Dome and River Rafting & Tubing. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster and Rockin' Raceway Arcade. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pigeon Forge: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking & Cades Cove) and Tuckaleechee Caverns (in Townsend). The adventure continues: stroll through Grotto Falls Parking, get in on the family fun at Arcade City, hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Santa Fe to Pigeon Forge in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, taxi, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Santa Fe to Pigeon Forge. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, Pigeon Forge is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Key West

— 5 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Alan S. Maltz Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum and Fort Zachary Taylor are in your itinerary. Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Vandenberg Wreck, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, and steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Pigeon Forge to Key West in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Pigeon Forge in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Key West, with lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Marathon

— 4 nights

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Visiting Bahia Honda State Park and Theater of the Sea will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Sombrero Beach and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center. Change things up with a short trip to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo (about 1h 10 min away). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center and snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Marathon online day trip planner.

Getting from Key West to Marathon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips