60 days in United States & California Itinerary

60 days in United States & California Itinerary

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Key West
— 5 nights
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Orlando
— 7 nights
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New Orleans
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas
— 6 nights
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Death Valley National Park
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Palm Springs
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San Diego
— 7 nights
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Santa Barbara
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San Simeon
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Honolulu, Oahu
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Nashville
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Pigeon Forge
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Key West — 5 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum. Get outdoors at Dry Tortugas National Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Key West: Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key), Marathon (The Turtle Hospital & Sombrero Beach) and Dolphin Research Center (in Grassy Key). The adventure continues: meet the residents at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, explore and take pictures at The Overseas Highway, steep yourself in history at Fort Zachary Taylor, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West trip itinerary maker tool.

New York City to Key West is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Key West to be much hotter, temps between 79°F and 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to fly to Orlando.
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Orlando — 7 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Beach at Daytona Beach and Cocoa Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Augustine Beach and Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe. Get out of town with these interesting Orlando side-trips: The Dali Museum (in St. Petersburg), Tampa Riverwalk (in Tampa) and St. Augustine (Nature & Wildlife Tours, St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., &more). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, get some fabulous bargains at Orlando International Premium Outlets, explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Orlando trip planner.

You can fly from Key West to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, Orlando is a bit cooler than Key West - with highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 5 nights

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Let the collections at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World and Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Houmas House and Gardens and St. Louis Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie), Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, see the interesting displays at New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, walk around New Orleans City Park, and take a stroll through Royal Street.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip planning app.

Getting from Orlando to New Orleans by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Orlando, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 6 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Visiting Valley of Fire State Park and Boat Tours & Water Sports will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will appreciate Shelby American Inc and Titanic. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection in Laughlin--about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Charleston, wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade, try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas, and examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip planning site.

Getting from New Orleans to Las Vegas by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New Orleans in January since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.
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Death Valley National Park — 1 night

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, then take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally get great views at Dante's View.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Las Vegas in January since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Palm Springs.
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Palm Springs — 3 nights

Head to The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens and VillageFestfor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Palm Springs Air Museum and Indian Canyons.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Palm Springs vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Palm Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Death Valley National Park in January, with highs in Palm Springs at 71°F and lows at 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.
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San Diego — 7 nights

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Get in touch with nature at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll discover tucked-away gems like La Jolla Shores Park and Pacific Beach. Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to Temecula (Wine Tours & Tastings & Old Town Temecula), Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano) and San Diego Zoo Safari Park (in Escondido). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Point Loma, stop by Little Italy, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and don't miss a visit to Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip maker.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Santa Barbara.
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Santa Barbara — 2 nights

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara and then contemplate the long history of Santa Barbara County Courthouse.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip app.

You can fly from San Diego to Santa Barbara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from San Diego in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 44°F in Santa Barbara. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to San Simeon.
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San Simeon — 3 nights

When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Relax by the water at Moonstone Beach and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop and Hearst Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Simeon: Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach, McWay Falls, &more).

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Simeon road trip planning app.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to San Simeon in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in February, plan for slightly colder nights in San Simeon, with lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can fly to Honolulu.
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Honolulu, Oahu — 8 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Visiting Lanikai Beach and Kailua Beach Park will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ko Olina Lagoons and Laniakea Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Shark Diving). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail, and brush up on your military savvy at US Army Museum of Hawaii.

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You can fly from San Simeon to Honolulu in 9 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Simeon to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Simeon in February, you will find days in Honolulu are a bit warmer (81°F), and nights are much warmer (69°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Nashville.
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Nashville — 6 nights

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Explore hidden gems such as Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and Carter House. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lotz House Museum and Cheekwood. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and stop by Downtown Nashville.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nashville trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Nashville takes 12 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Nashville is 4 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in February, expect Nashville to be colder, temps between 53°F and 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pigeon Forge.
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Pigeon Forge — 6 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zipline and Bush's Visitor Center. Escape the urban bustle at The North Carolina Arboretum and Cades Cove. There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, do a tasting at Hillside Winery, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Pigeon Forge takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Theme Parks
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.
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