60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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Detroit
— 4 nights
Drive
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Traverse City
— 5 nights
Bus to Mackinaw, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Seattle
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Seattle
— 6 nights
Fly
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Bend
— 5 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 6 nights
Fly
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Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Drive
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Santa Fe
— 4 nights
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Taos
— 5 nights
Fly
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Baton Rouge
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Drive
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New Orleans
— 6 nights
Fly
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
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Drive
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Portland
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Detroit

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Change things up with these side-trips from Detroit: Frankenmuth (Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more), Heritage Park (in Canton) and Sri Venkateswara Temple & cultural centre (in Novi). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Henry Ford, take in the waterfront at Detroit RiverFront, browse the exhibits of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sweetest Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Detroit vacation planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Detroit. In August, daytime highs in Detroit are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Traverse City.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Traverse City

Cherry Capital of the World

Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Traverse City: Empire (Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire Bluff Trail, &more), Little Traverse Wheelway (in Petoskey) and Cross In The Woods National Shrine (in Indian River). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at GT Butterfly House and Bug Zoo, grab your bike and head to Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails, and take in the waterfront at Boardman River Boardwalk.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Traverse City trip planner.

Getting from Detroit to Traverse City by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Traverse City are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Mackinac Island is known for nature, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, play a few rounds at Wawashkamo Golf Club, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island takes 5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Traverse City in August: highs in Mackinac Island hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

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Seattle

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tacoma (Museum of Glass, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, &more). Dedicate the 16th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, and take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Seattle by combination of ferry and flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Mackinac Island to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mackinac Island in August: highs in Seattle hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bend.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

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Bend

An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Get out of town with these interesting Bend side-trips: McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop (in Sisters), McKenzie River National Recreation Trail (in Eugene) and Dee Wright Observatory (in Blue River). The adventure continues: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take a memorable drive along Crooked River Scenic Drive, head outdoors with RiverStone Adventures, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Deschutes Brewery.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Bend trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Seattle to Bend in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Seattle in August since evenings lows in Bend dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Bend

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Portland

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Adelsheim Vineyard (in Newberg), Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, trek along Forest Park, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and stop by Powell's City of Books.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Portland day trip site.

You can drive from Bend to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Bend in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Portland, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Albuquerque

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.
When in Albuquerque, make a side trip to see Hollywick Farms in Sandia Park, approximately Sandia Park away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, take a stroll through Albuquerque Old Town, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Corrales Bosque.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Albuquerque trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Portland to Albuquerque in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Albuquerque is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Santa Fe

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.
Explore Santa Fe's surroundings by going to Cochiti Pueblo (Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument & Canyon Trail). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Santa Fe Indian Market, contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, admire the natural beauty at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, and shop like a local with Nedra Matteucci Galleries.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip planner.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in September, plan for little chillier nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

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Taos

Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Explore Taos' surroundings by going to Vietnam Veterans Memorial (in Angel Fire), Red River (Kenneth Wyatt Gallery, Mallette Park Nature Trail, &more) and Hunziger Bowl (in Taos Ski Valley). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Enchanted Circle Pottery, view the masterpieces at Las Comadres, explore the activities along Rio Grande Gorge, and get a taste of the local shopping with 203 Fine Art.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Taos road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Taos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, expect little chillier with lows of 44°F in Taos. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in Taos

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

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Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Capitol Park Museum, then have fun and explore at Knock Knock Children's Museum, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Three Roll Estate.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Baton Rouge trip planner.

You can fly from Taos to Baton Rouge in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Taos to Baton Rouge. When traveling from Taos in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Baton Rouge, with highs around 90°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Childrens Museums

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New Orleans

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and don't miss a visit to Jackson Square.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New Orleans trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Baton Rouge to New Orleans in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Baton Rouge in September, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (83°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (83°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bar Harbor: Camden (Curtis Island Light & Mount Battie), Cellardoor Winery (in Lincolnville) and Winter Harbor (Whopaints Gallery, Schoodic Point, &more). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, stroll through Precipice Trail, see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, and trek along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor trip app.

You can fly from New Orleans to Bar Harbor in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Bar Harbor due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Bar Harbor, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Portland

The Forest City

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Ogunquit (Footbridge Beach, Marginal Way Walkway, &more), Popham Beach State Park (in Phippsburg) and Boothbay Harbor (Food Tours, Cabbage Island, &more). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, get outside with Red Claws Basketball, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Beth Condon Pathway.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Portland trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Portland in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, daytime highs in Portland are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.

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.

Louisiana travel guide

4.1
Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.

Maine travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.