60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner
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Fly
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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Rapid City
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 8 nights
Drive
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Healdsburg
— 6 nights
Drive
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Napa
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sacramento
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 4 nights
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— 8 nights
Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Hatteras Island
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Hatteras Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nags Head
— 3 nights
Fly
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Baltimore
— 11 nights
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Badlands National Park — 1 night

Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
On the 1st (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall and then take a memorable drive along Loop Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on Hurley Butte Horseback Riding, take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, and then take in the dramatic natural features at White River Valley Overlook.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Badlands National Park online day trip planner.

New York City to Badlands National Park is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in April since evenings lows in Badlands National Park dip to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rapid City.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Rapid City — 4 nights

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Explore Rapid City's surroundings by going to Mount Rushmore National Memorial (in Keystone), Stress Relief Massage of Deadwood (in Deadwood) and Custer State Park (in Custer). Spend the 6th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: tee off at Hart Ranch Golf Course, make a trip to Berlin Wall Exhibit, sample the tasty concoctions at Lost Cabin Beer Co., and view the masterpieces at Suzie Cappa Art Center.

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You can drive from Badlands National Park to Rapid City in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. April in Rapid City sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.
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Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Golf
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San Francisco — 8 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 12th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

You can fly from Rapid City to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rapid City in April, with highs in San Francisco at 67°F and lows at 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Healdsburg.
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Museums · Tours · Parks · Childrens Museums
Side Trip

Healdsburg — 6 nights

The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Get out of town with these interesting Healdsburg side-trips: Fort Ross State Historic Park (in Jenner), Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery, awaken your taste buds at Ace It Bike Tours, and examine the collection at Sharpsteen Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Healdsburg tour planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Healdsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Francisco in April since evenings lows in Healdsburg dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Napa.
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Wineries · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trips

Napa — 6 nights

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Venture out of the city with trips to Safari West (in Santa Rosa), Simraceway Performance Driving Center (in Sonoma) and St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars, VGS Chateau Potelle, &more). Dedicate the 21st (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Hess Persson Estates, do a tasting at Goosecross Cellars, and don't miss a visit to Sonoma Plaza.

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You can drive from Healdsburg to Napa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sacramento.
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Wineries · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trips

Sacramento — 2 nights

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): stroll around Ancil Hoffman Park and then look for gifts at Andy's Candy Apothecary. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Sacramento History Museum, then examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, and then hike along Stevens Trail.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sacramento trip planner.

Drive from Napa to Sacramento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Sacramento sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.
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Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping
Side Trip

Monterey — 4 nights

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Monterey is known for zoos & aquariums, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn the secrets of beer at Monterey Bay Food Tours, explore and take pictures at 17-Mile Drive, tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

To see ratings and tourist information, go to the Monterey trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Sacramento to Monterey in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sacramento in April, you will find days in Monterey are little chillier (64°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Side Trips

Santa Barbara — 8 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.
Explore Santa Barbara's surroundings by going to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley), Malibu (Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum & Point Dume State Beach and Preserve) and Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica). There's much more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, take in nature's colorful creations at Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens, and view the masterpieces at Santa Barbara Art Glass.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara planner.

Drive from Monterey to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Monterey in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Santa Barbara, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Hatteras Island.
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Parks · Tours · Museums · Wineries
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Hatteras Island — 4 nights

Change things up with a short trip to Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum in Rodanthe (about 34 minutes away). Spend the 14th (Tue) exploring nature at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hatteras Island trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Santa Barbara to Hatteras Island in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Santa Barbara to Hatteras Island, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hatteras Island when traveling from Santa Barbara in May, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Manteo.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Side Trip

Manteo, Roanoke Island — 2 nights

Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. On the 15th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Buffalo City Exhibit, enjoy the sea views from Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, and then sample the fine beverages at Outer Banks Distilling. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Island Farm, then take in nature's colorful creations at Elizabethan Gardens, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Manteo itinerary maker.

Drive from Hatteras Island to Manteo in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Manteo are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nags Head.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries

Nags Head — 3 nights

Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nags Head: Corolla (Whalehead Club, Back Country Safari Tours, &more). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, take a leisurely stroll along Duck Town Boardwalk, take an in-depth tour of Wright Brothers National Memorial, and kick back and relax at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nags Head journey app.

Nags Head is very close to Manteo. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly to Baltimore.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trips

Baltimore — 11 nights

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Get out of town with these interesting Baltimore side-trips: Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park & Shriver House Museum), Washington DC (Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Jefferson Memorial, &more) and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly). There's more to do: sample the fine beverages at Sagamore Spirit Distillery and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Vernon Trail.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Baltimore trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Nags Head to Baltimore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In May, daytime highs in Baltimore are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the train back home.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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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Outer Banks travel guide

4.6
Lighthouses · History Museums · Piers & Boardwalks
A trip to Outer Banks takes visitors to a string of barrier islands just off the North Carolina coast. A holiday in Outer Banks is a chance to explore 320 km (200 mi) of state parks, open sea beaches, and wreck diving sites. It's also the perfect chance to visit Roanoke Island, England's original settlement in the New World. For those looking to add a bit of adrenaline to their experience, a vacation in Outer Banks delivers many different fishing options and methods, some of which hark back to the first European settlers in this part of the world.
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