60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Marion
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Grain Valley
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Hays
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Denver
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Moab
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Bryce
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Hurricane
— 7 nights
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Kanab
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Yellowstone National Park
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Island Park
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Billings
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Buffalo
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Spearfish
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Custer
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Sturgis
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Sioux City
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Columbia
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Paducah
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Marion

— 2 nights
Marion is a city in and the county seat of Williamson County, Illinois, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Marion side-trips: Makanda (Blue Sky Vineyard, Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour, &more), Garden of the Gods (in Harrisburg) and StarView Vineyards (in Cobden). There's much more to do: stroll around Boo Rochman Memorial Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, get outside with Rent One Park, and stop by Rendleman Orchards.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Marion trip planner.

Knoxville to Marion is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August in Marion, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grain Valley.

Things to do in Marion

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grain Valley

— 1 night
Grain Valley is a city in Jackson County, Missouri, in the United States. On the 8th (Sun), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Brass Armadillo Antique Mall - KC, take in nature's colorful creations at Powell Gardens, and then explore the activities along Lake Remembrance.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Grain Valley trip simple and quick.

Drive from Marion to Grain Valley in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August in Grain Valley, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hays.

Things to do in Grain Valley

Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hays

— 1 night
Hays is a city in and the county seat of Ellis County, Kansas, United States. On the 9th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ellis Lakeside Campground, then examine the collection at Merci Boxcar, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Fidelis Church, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at spa Rock Haven.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hays trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Grain Valley to Hays takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Hays

Historic Sites · Spas · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Denver

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Garden of the Gods (in Colorado Springs), Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour (in Georgetown) and Pikes Peak - America's Mountain (in Cascade). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens, and explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Denver trip planner.

Getting from Hays to Denver by car takes about 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Hays to Denver is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Denver when traveling from Hays in August, with lows around 58°F. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Moab

— 7 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Change things up with these side-trips from Moab: Arches National Park (Wolfe Ranch, Delicate Arch, &more) and Canyonlands National Park (Mesa Arch & Island in the Sky). Make the 19th (Thu) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park, admire all the interesting features of Arches National Park Scenic Drive, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Fiend, and see Off-Road Tours.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Moab route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Denver to Moab takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Denver in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Moab: temperatures range from 92°F by day to 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bryce.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Bryce

— 5 nights
Serving as a gateway to the adjacent Bryce Canyon National Park, the tiny town of Bryce draws outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers all year round.
Get out of town with these interesting Bryce side-trips: Highway 12 Scenic Byway (in Torrey) and Capitol Reef National Park (in Capitol Reef National Park). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail, and enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bryce vacation planner.

You can drive from Moab to Bryce in 4.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Moab in August, with highs in Bryce at 77°F and lows at 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hurricane.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Hurricane

— 7 nights
Hurricane is a city in Washington County, Utah and is a part of the St. Get out of town with these interesting Hurricane side-trips: Kanarraville (Kanarra Creek & Kanarraville Falls), Toquerville Falls (in Toquerville) and Zion National Park (Kolob Terrace Road, Kolob Canyon Road, &more). And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, see the interesting displays at Silver Reef Museum, admire the majestic nature at Quail Creek State Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Dig Paddlesports.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hurricane road trip app.

Drive from Bryce to Hurricane in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Bryce, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Hurricane, ranging from highs of 97°F to lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Kanab.

Things to do in Hurricane

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Kanab

— 7 nights
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanab: Havasu Falls (in Supai), Coyote Buttes (in Big Water) and Canyon Overlook Trail (in Zion National Park). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Bright Angel Point, stroll through Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, get engrossed in the history at Kanab Heritage House Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park.

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You can drive from Hurricane to Kanab in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Hurricane in September; daily highs in Kanab reach 84°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 1 night

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.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park route maker app.

You can fly from Kanab to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. When traveling from Kanab in September, plan for cooler days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 60°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 33°F. You will leave for Island Park on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Island Park

— 7 nights
Island Park is a city in Fremont County, Idaho, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Island Park side-trips: Virginia City (J.Spencer Watkins Memorial Museum, Virginia City National Historic Landmark, &more), Victor (Linn Canyon Ranch & Grand Teton Brewing Company) and Ennis (Willies Distillery & Ennis Lion's Club Park). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Harriman State Park, see a world frozen in time at Nevada City Ghost Town, contemplate the long history of Big Springs, and don't miss a visit to Johnny Sack Cabin.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Island Park trip builder app.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Island Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, daytime highs in Island Park are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Billings.

Things to do in Island Park

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Billings

— 1 night
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, look for gifts at Scheels, and then explore the striking landscape at The Rimrocks.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Billings route planning app.

Getting from Island Park to Billings by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September, Billings is a bit warmer than Island Park - with highs of 75°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Billings

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Buffalo

— 1 night
Buffalo is a city in Johnson County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): examine the collection at The Historic Occidental Hotel Museum and then take a memorable drive along US Highway 16.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Buffalo tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Billings to Buffalo takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Buffalo are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Spearfish.

Things to do in Buffalo

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Museums

Spearfish

— 1 night
Spearfish is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. On the 20th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, and then get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Spearfish trip planner.

Getting from Buffalo to Spearfish by car takes about 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Buffalo to Spearfish. In September, daily temperatures in Spearfish can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Custer.

Things to do in Spearfish

Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Custer

— 1 night
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake.

For more things to do and more tourist information, use the Custer travel site.

Getting from Spearfish to Custer by car takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Custer are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sturgis.

Things to do in Custer

Nature · Parks

Sturgis

— 4 nights
Sturgis is a city in Meade County, South Dakota, United States. Step out of Sturgis to go to Piedmont and see Petrified Forest of the Black Hills-Elk Creek Resort, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, admire the majestic nature at Bear Butte State Park, learn about winemaking at Belle Joli Winery Sparkling House, and pause for some photo ops at Wild Bill.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sturgis trip maker tool.

Getting from Custer to Sturgis by car takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Sturgis are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sioux City.

Things to do in Sturgis

Nature · Parks · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Sioux City

— 1 night
Sioux City is a city in Woodbury and Plymouth counties in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Iowa. On the 26th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and then appreciate the history behind Sergeant Floyd Monument.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sioux City trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Sturgis to Sioux City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Sturgis in September, expect Sioux City to be a bit warmer, temps between 79°F and 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Sioux City

Museums

Columbia

— 1 night
Columbia is a city in the U.S. state of Missouri and the county seat of Boone County. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): wander the wide-open spaces of Warm Springs Ranch, stroll around Twin Lakes Recreation Area, and then admire the majestic nature at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Columbia online tour planner.

You can drive from Sioux City to Columbia in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Paducah.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Paducah

— 1 night
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): examine the collection at Paducah Distilled Spirits, then explore the world behind art at The National Quilt Museum, and then make a trip to Floodwall Murals.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Paducah visit planner.

Drive from Columbia to Paducah in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. September in Paducah sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Crossville.

Things to do in Paducah

Museums

Crossville

— 4 nights
Crossville is a city in and the county seat of Cumberland County, Tennessee, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Crossville: Cookeville (Cummins Falls State Park & Old Mill Camp and General Store), River Rafting & Tubing (in Ocoee) and Swift Museum Foundation (in Athens). There's lots more to do: stroll through Cades Cove, examine the collection at Monterey Depot Museum, have fun and explore at Model Railroad Exhibit by Crossville Model Railroad Club, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antique Village Mall.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Crossville day trip site.

You can drive from Paducah to Crossville in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Paducah in September, expect nights in Crossville to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are slightly colder, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Crossville

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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.