60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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Denver
— 4 nights
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 5 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Phoenix
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Phoenix
— 3 nights
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Sedona
— 4 nights
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Boulder City
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 6 nights
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Sacramento
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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San Jose
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
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San Diego
— 6 nights
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Albuquerque
— 4 nights
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Houston
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Denver

— 4 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Flatirons (in Boulder), Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland) and Colorado Springs (National Museum of World War II Aviation & Garden of the Gods). There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Whiskey Distillery & Cocktail Bar, tee off at Fossil Trace Golf Club, relax and rejuvenate at Healing Waters Mind and Body Float Studio, and stroll the grounds of Fort Logan National Cemetery.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Denver day trip planning app.

Atlanta to Denver is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in April, you will find days in Denver are little chillier (59°F), and nights are cooler (34°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Denver

Tours · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

Moab

— 5 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Go for a jaunt from Moab to Canyonlands National Park to see Island in the Sky about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and take in breathtaking views at Little Wild Horse Canyon.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab day trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Denver to Moab in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Denver in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Moab: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Phoenix

— 3 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Phoenix: Scottsdale (Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center & McDowell Sonoran Preserve). Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, trot along with a tour on horseback, look for all kinds of wild species at Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours, and see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Phoenix road trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Moab to Phoenix takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Moab in April, with highs in Phoenix at 88°F and lows at 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Sedona

— 4 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Explore Sedona's surroundings by going to Grand Canyon National Park (Shoshone Point, East Rim Drive, &more). There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), trek along Broken Arrow Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sedona trip website.

Drive from Phoenix to Sedona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in April, things will get slightly colder in Sedona: highs are around 72°F and lows about 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Boulder City.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Boulder City

— 3 nights

Home of Hoover Dam

A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
Venture out of the city with trips to Overton (Mouse's Tank, Valley of Fire State Park, &more). There's lots more to do: see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam, stroll through Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Trail, pause for some photo ops at Winged Figures of the Republic Statues, and see the interesting displays at Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Boulder City holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Boulder City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Sedona in April, things will get a bit warmer in Boulder City: highs are around 80°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Boulder City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 6 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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and take a stroll through The Strip.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip site.

Traveling by car from Boulder City to Las Vegas takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Sacramento.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Tours · Parks · Casinos

Sacramento

— 2 nights

River City

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 (Tue): hike along Stevens Trail, take in breathtaking views at Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve, and then admire the natural beauty at The Carolee Shields White Flower Garden. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Andy's Candy Apothecary, see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, and then walk around Curtis Park.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sacramento trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Sacramento in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, things will get a bit cooler in Sacramento: highs are around 74°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Venture out of the city with trips to Petaluma Seed Bank (in Petaluma) and St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars, VGS Chateau Potelle, &more). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, get great views at Twin Peaks, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Sacramento to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sacramento in April: highs in San Francisco hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

San Jose

— 5 nights

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Jose: Monterey (17-Mile Drive, Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, &more), Point Lobos (in Carmel) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, walk around Cuesta Park, kick back and relax at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, and immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Jose trip planning tool.

Drive from San Francisco to San Jose in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. May in San Jose sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 7 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills), Santa Monica (Bergamot Station, Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign, &more) and Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disneyland Park, &more). Pack the 14th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and get a taste of the local shopping with Montana Avenue.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles tour planner.

Traveling by flight from San Jose to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Jose in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

San Diego

— 6 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine). There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, identify plant and animal life at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Diego road trip website.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Albuquerque.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Albuquerque

— 4 nights

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Get out of town with these interesting Albuquerque side-trips: Santa Fe (Georgia O'Keeffe Museum & Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument), Jemez Mountains (in Jemez Springs) and Cochiti Pueblo (Canyon Trail & Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Bandelier National Monument, examine the collection at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, learn the secrets of beer at Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals, and have fun and explore at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Albuquerque trip app.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Albuquerque takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Albuquerque due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in May, you will find days in Albuquerque are somewhat warmer (77°F), and nights are a bit cooler (51°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Houston.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Houston

— 4 nights

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Explore Houston's surroundings by going to George Bush Presidential Library and Museum (in College Station), Antique Rose Emporium (in Brenham) and Jenkins Sunshine Farm (in Montgomery). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Dickinson Historical Society Depot Museum, look for gifts at Canino Produce Company, and admire the natural beauty at McGovern Centennial Gardens.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Houston trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Albuquerque to Houston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Albuquerque to Houston, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Albuquerque in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Houston: highs are around 84°F and lows about 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.

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.

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.

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.