60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Portland
— 4 nights
2
Spokane
— 3 nights
3
Chicago
— 4 nights
4
Milwaukee
— 4 nights
5
New York City
— 5 nights
6
Philadelphia
— 5 nights
7
Atlanta
— 4 nights
8
Miami
— 4 nights
9
Houston
— 3 nights
10
Dallas
— 4 nights
11
San Diego
— 4 nights
12
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
13
Santa Barbara
— 3 nights
14
Bakersfield
— 1 night
15
San Francisco
— 5 nights
16
Trinidad
— 1 night

4
nights
Portland

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Washington Park. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Astoria (Goonies House & Astoria Column), Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park & Haystack Rock) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). The adventure continues: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Portland trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Portland. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Spokane.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Astoria, Cannon Beach, Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area ©
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Beer Tastings & Tours

3
nights
Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Coeur d'Alene Lake and Riverfront Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Spokane: Silverwood Theme Park (in Athol) and Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch (in Coeur d'Alene). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Manito Park, walk around Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Spokane trip planner.

You can fly from Portland to Spokane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Spokane sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks Theme Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Coeur d'Alene, Silverwood Theme Park
Highlights from your plan
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch ©
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch
Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake
Manito Park ©
Manito Park

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Explore hidden gems such as Lake Michigan and Chicago Riverwalk. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: South Bend (University of Notre Dame & Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes), Cedar Creek Ranch (in Cedar Point) and Starved Rock State Park (in Utica). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Chicago River, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, explore the landscape on two wheels at Lakefront Trail, and get curious at Field Museum.

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Fly from Spokane to Chicago in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Spokane to Chicago is 2 hours. Traveling from Spokane in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Chicago. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Nature Childrens Museums

Side Trips

South Bend, Cedar Creek Ranch, Starved Rock State Park, Lake Michigan
Highlights from your plan
Lake Michigan ©
Lake Michigan
Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk
Chicago River ©
Chicago River

4
nights
Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Milwaukee Art Museum and Harley-Davidson Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Milwaukee: Madison (Capitol Square, Wisconsin State Capitol, &more) and Rotary Botanical Gardens (in Janesville). There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Milwaukee County Zoo, stroll around Henry Maier Festival Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Lakefront Brewery, and get to know the fascinating history of Riverwalk.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Milwaukee travel route planning site.

You can drive from Chicago to Milwaukee in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Madison, Rotary Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Rotary Botanical Gardens ©
Rotary Botanical Gardens
Milwaukee Art Museum ©
Milwaukee Art Museum
Olbrich Botanical Gardens ©
Olbrich Botanical Gardens

5
nights
New York City

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Speed Boats Tours and The Met Cloisters. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Hyde Park (Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt & Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, and walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read New York City tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Milwaukee to New York City in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, New York City is somewhat warmer than Milwaukee - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Hyde Park
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

5
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Step off the beaten path and head to Morey's Piers and Beachfront Water Parks and Wildwood Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Cape May County Park & Zoo (in Cape May Court House), Ocean City Beach (in Ocean City) and Cape May (Cape May Lighthouse & Cape May City Beaches). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Independence National Historical Park, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, walk around Grounds For Sculpture, and take a leisurely stroll along Wildwood Boardwalk.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip planner.

Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Philadelphia are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wildwood, Cape May, Cape May County Park & Zoo, Ocean City Beach, Grounds For Sculpture
Highlights from your plan
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Morey's Piers and Beachfront Water Parks ©
Morey's Piers and Beachfront Water Parks
Cape May County Park & Zoo ©
Cape May County Park & Zoo

4
nights
Atlanta

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Step off the beaten path and head to Anna Ruby Falls and Food Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Consolidated Gold Mine (in Dahlonega), Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf (in Helen) and Brasstown Bald (in Blairsville). There's much more to do: experience rural life at Mercier Orchards, walk around Piedmont Park, examine the collection at College Football Hall of Fame, and take in nature's colorful creations at Atlanta Botanical Garden.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Atlanta day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Philadelphia to Atlanta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. August in Atlanta sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Helen, Consolidated Gold Mine, Brasstown Bald, Mercier Orchards
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Anna Ruby Falls ©
Anna Ruby Falls
Brasstown Bald ©
Brasstown Bald

4
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lock & Load Miami and Wynwood Walls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: Fort Lauderdale Beach (in Fort Lauderdale), Hollywood Beach (in Hollywood) and Everglades National Park (in Florida City). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Loggerhead Marinelife Center, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and take in the waterfront at Miami Beach Boardwalk.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Miami trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Miami takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Miami, with lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Lauderdale Beach, Hollywood Beach, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Everglades National Park, Miami Beach Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Miami ©
Lock & Load Miami
Loggerhead Marinelife Center ©
Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Wynwood Walls ©
Wynwood Walls

3
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Space Center Houston and Boardwalk Beast. Go for a jaunt from Houston to Brenham to see Blue Bell Creameries about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Houston, take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Houston trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Houston takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Houston can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Boardwalk Beast, Blue Bell Creameries
Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Children's Museum of Houston ©
Children's Museum of Houston

4
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. Change things up with these side-trips from Dallas: Fort Worth (Kimbell Art Museum & Fort Worth Water Gardens). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, contemplate the long history of Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and stroll around Klyde Warren Park.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dallas travel route builder website.

Drive from Houston to Dallas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. August in Dallas sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Highlights from your plan
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center ©
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like La Jolla Shores Park and Torrey Pines Gliderport. Next up on the itinerary: have fun at Petco Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Coronado Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to San Diego takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dallas to San Diego. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dallas in August; daily highs in San Diego reach °F and lows reach °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Coronado
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Petco Park ©
Petco Park
Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial ©
Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and Huntington Beach Pier. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Heisler Park (in Laguna Beach), Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano) and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Aquarium of the Pacific, Heisler Park, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Heisler Park ©
Heisler Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Santa Barbara Zoo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Barbara: Camarillo (Camarillo Public Library & Camarillo Premium Outlets) and San Buenaventura State Beach (in Ventura). There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Santa Barbara County Courthouse, contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf, and examine the collection at Reagan Ranch Center.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in September, with highs in Santa Barbara at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Camarillo, San Buenaventura State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

1
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Bakersfield

Bakersfield ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Kern County Museum, thenadmire nature's wide array of creatures at California Area Living Museum (CALM), thenexperience rural life at Murray Family Farms, The Big Red Barn, and finally examine the collection at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bakersfield journey planner.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Bakersfield by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, Bakersfield is somewhat warmer than Santa Barbara - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
California Area Living Museum (CALM) ©
California Area Living Museum (CALM)
Murray Family Farms, The Big Red Barn ©
Murray Family Farms, The Big Red Barn
Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
Buck Owens' Crystal Palace

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San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Wine Tours & Tastings. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing) and Charles M. Schulz Museum (in Santa Rosa). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online route builder.

Traveling by car from Bakersfield to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Bakersfield in September, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Charles M. Schulz Museum, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

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Trinidad

Trinidad
Trinidad is a seaside city in Humboldt County, located on the Pacific Ocean 8mi north of the Arcata-Eureka Airport and 15mi north of the college town of Arcata. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Camel Rock and then take a memorable drive along Redwood Highway.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Trinidad road trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Francisco to Trinidad. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect Trinidad to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Trinidad

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trips

Camel Rock, Redwood Highway

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