60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

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

— 2 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, make a trip to Millennium Park, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, and engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago itinerary planner.

Knoxville to Chicago is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Knoxville to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Knoxville in June, you will find days in Chicago are slightly colder (81°F), and nights are about the same (63°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Anchorage.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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.
Anchorage is known for wildlife, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, walk around Kincaid Park, get engrossed in the history at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alaska Zoo.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Anchorage trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Anchorage takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Anchorage is minus 3 hours. In June, Anchorage is a bit cooler than Chicago - with highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Homer.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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 28th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Kachemak Bay State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then examine the collection at Pratt Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Homer day trip tool.

You can drive from Anchorage to Homer in 4.5 hours. June in Homer sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Homer

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

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: get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read our Seattle planner.

Fly from Homer to Seattle in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Homer to Seattle. In June, Seattle is somewhat warmer than Homer - with highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Yosemite National Park

— 7 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 12th (Mon), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and stroll through Half Dome.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online vacation planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 83°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite 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.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip site.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 104°F and lows reach 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 6 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 18th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, cruise along East Rim Drive, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, and hike along Rim Trail.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 84°F and lows reach 52°F. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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 24th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's much more to do: stroll through Taggart Lake, cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, trek along Jenny Lake Trail, and admire the sheer force of Hidden Falls.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park online vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect Grand Teton National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 79°F and 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yellowstone National Park

— 8 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, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, and trek along Inspiration Point.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F and lows are around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

New York City

— 6 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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Times Square, and examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in New York City are somewhat warmer (84°F), and nights are warmer (71°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral.

To find out how to plan a trip to Washington DC, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can fly to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · 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 Grotto Falls Parking, stroll through Chimney Tops Trail, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary website.

Getting from Washington DC to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.