60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Train to Frankfurt, Fly to Anchorage
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Chicago
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Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
Train
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New York City
— 6 nights
Fly

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Anchorage

— 3 nights

The City of Lights and Flowers

Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Anchorage is known for wildlife, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center, take a memorable drive along Seward Hwy, and look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Anchorage road trip tool.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Anchorage is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 10 hours. While traveling from Dusseldorf, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Anchorage, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Anchorage

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Seattle

— 3 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and walk around Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

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Traveling by flight from Anchorage to Seattle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Anchorage to Seattle. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Anchorage in August; daily highs in Seattle reach 31°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Glacier National Park

— 6 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 11th (Thu), hike the day away at Highline Trail. There's lots more to do: stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail, explore the activities along McDonald Creek, hike along Swiftcurrent Falls, and admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Glacier National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park. Traveling from Seattle in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Glacier National Park, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yellowstone National Park

— 6 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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, stroll through S Rim Trail, and head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool.

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You can fly from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In August, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Glacier National Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online vacation planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Yosemite National Park

— 6 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, cruise along Tioga Pass, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, and trek along Mariposa Grove.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online travel route planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Los Angeles

— 3 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.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. Pack the 1st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, shop like a local with The Grove, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, Los Angeles is much warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 3 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

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Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Fun & Games · Casinos · Neighborhoods

Grand Canyon National Park

— 6 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 6th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, trek along Rim Trail, and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

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You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 7°C. You will leave for Chicago on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, get in on the family fun at Fox in a Box Chicago, and don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Chicago. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 4 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for wildlife, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, head outdoors with The Sinks, walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, and identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner.

Fly from Chicago to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Washington DC

— 5 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and appreciate the history behind Washington Monument.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

New York City

— 6 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our New York City online holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.