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
Drive
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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 Makapuu Lighthouse Trail will get you outdoors. Visit USS Arizona Memorial and Byodo-In Temple for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Haleiwa (Waimea Valley & Shark Diving), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Lanikai Beach, explore the galleries of Iolani Palace, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, and stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Honolulu takes 11.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ketchikan to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Ketchikan in June; daily highs in Honolulu reach 35°C and lows reach 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 Kapalua Coastal Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Makena Beach (in Wailea), Iao Valley (in Wailuku) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Nakalele Blowhole, visit Lahaina Front Street, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, and stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lahaina online route planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 4 hours. In June in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to 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 Yosemite Falls. Get outdoors at Yosemite, Tunnel View and Panorama Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, trek along Cathedral Lake Trail, and stroll through Wawona Meadow.

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 Midway Geyser Basin. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Prismatic Spring and Grand Loop Road. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Beryl Spring, admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Lone Star Geyser, and hike along Observation Point Trail.

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 Iron Mountain Road. Step out of the city life by going to Sylvan Lake and Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Custer: Keystone (Big Thunder Gold Mine, Presidential Trail, &more) and Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs). There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel and immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Custer online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Custer in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: high temperatures in Custer hover around 31°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish 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 Canyon Road. Popular historic sites such as Santa Fe Plaza and Bandelier National Monument are in your itinerary. Step out of Santa Fe with an excursion to Canyon Trail in Cochiti Pueblo--about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe travel route builder.

You can fly from Custer to Santa Fe in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Custer in July: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 36°C and lows are around 18°C. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails

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 Tuckaleechee Caverns. 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 River Rafting & Tubing (in Bryson City). The adventure continues: stroll through Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, get in on the family fun at Arcade City, and identify plant and animal life at Quiet Walkways.

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 Truman Little White House 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 enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor.

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 Dolphin Research Center will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Theater of the Sea 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). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, and identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Marathon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows 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