60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip builder

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
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Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
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Anchorage
— 4 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
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— 3 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the striking features of Empire State Building.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to New York City. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Washington DC

— 4 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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 parks, nature, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, stroll through Roaring Fork, and take a memorable drive along Little River Road.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Orlando.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Orlando

— 4 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Pack the 16th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 15th (Fri) at Walt Disney World Resort. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort and cool off at Discovery Cove.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Orlando takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in July, Orlando is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

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 (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trot along with a tour on horseback, get great views at Yaki Point, and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary builder site.

Getting from Orlando to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Orlando in July, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, shop like a local with The Strip, try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, and browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip site.

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 104°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Casinos

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.
Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 36 minutes away. Pack the 28th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, catch a live performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

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Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

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.
On the 1st (Mon), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, admire the sheer force of Chilnualna Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Exploratorium, stop by Fisherman's Wharf, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip app.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 59°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can fly to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Glacier National Park

— 5 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 12th (Fri), hike the day away at Highline Trail. The adventure continues: trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Swiftcurrent Falls, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park day trip planning app.

Getting from San Francisco to Glacier National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Glacier National Park are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are a bit cooler (48°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Anchorage.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Anchorage

— 4 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.
Make the 17th (Wed) an awe-inspiring day at Chugach State Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, explore the landscape on two wheels at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska Zoo, and don't miss a visit to Seward Hwy.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Anchorage route planner.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Anchorage in 7.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, expect nights in Anchorage to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, and take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

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You can fly from Anchorage to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Anchorage to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Anchorage in August, expect Seattle to be somewhat warmer, temps between 80°F and 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

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 parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the dramatic scenery at Fairy Falls, head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool, and get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park online tour planner.

Getting from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around 38°F, while days are slightly colder, around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the striking features of 360 Chicago Observation Deck, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and walk around Millennium Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chicago online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Chicago: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.