60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
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Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Homer
— 2 nights
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Anchorage
— 5 nights
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New York City

— 5 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: walk around Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and don't miss a visit to Empire State Building.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip builder tool.

Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, New York City is somewhat warmer than Manchester - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC road trip site.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 3 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: walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, hike along Chimney Tops Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Quiet Walkways, and stroll through Grotto Falls Parking.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Chicago

— 4 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: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, and engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Chicago tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Chicago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Chicago sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 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 19th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, and explore and take pictures at Bright Angel Point.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online holiday builder.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Las Vegas

— 4 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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, take a stroll through The Strip, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (47°C), and nights are warmer (32°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trip

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, hike along Four Mile Trail, make a trip to Half Dome, and surround yourself with nature on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 4 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: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, get curious at Exploratorium, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

Planning San Francisco trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Grand Teton National Park

— 5 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Spend the 7th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. And it doesn't end there: trek along Taggart Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Canyon Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Jackson Lake, and steep yourself in history at Mormon Row Historic District.

To find maps and tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park travel itinerary planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Grand Teton National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Grand Teton National Park when traveling from San Francisco in August, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Yellowstone National Park

— 7 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, contemplate the geological forces at Mud Volcano, look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Washburn, and hike along Inspiration Point.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online route planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle vacation planner.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Seattle are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are much hotter (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Homer

— 2 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Kachemak Bay State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Pratt Museum, explore the landscape on two wheels at Homer Spit, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then get a new perspective on nature at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, and finally explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Homer trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Homer takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Homer. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect Homer to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Anchorage.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Anchorage

— 5 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.
Spend the 27th (Fri) on the rails with a train tour. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, walk around Resolution Park, examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and cruise along Seward Hwy.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Anchorage journey planning site.

Traveling by car from Homer to Anchorage takes 4.5 hours. August in Anchorage sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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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.