60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Anchorage
— 4 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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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
— 3 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
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 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: stroll around Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, wander the streets of Times Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

Philadelphia to New York City is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Glacier National Park

— 2 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 26th (Sat), explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Lake Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Iceberg Lake. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, and then admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Glacier National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Glacier National Park. Traveling from New York City in June, you will find days in Glacier National Park are little chillier (75°F), and nights are colder (45°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to fly to Anchorage.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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: grab your bike and head to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, take a memorable drive along Seward Hwy, see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Anchorage trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Anchorage takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in June, you will find days in Anchorage are a bit cooler (66°F), and nights are a bit warmer (51°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, and get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Seattle road trip planning app.

Getting from Anchorage to Seattle by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: 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 July, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Olympic National Park

— 4 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, trek along Second Beach Trail, stroll through Ozette Loop Hike, and take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Olympic National Park itinerary tool.

Explore your travel options from Seattle to Olympic National Park with the Route module. In July, Olympic National Park is slightly colder than Seattle - with highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Olympic National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along North Dome, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and make a trip to Half Dome.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, around 46°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, and don't miss a visit to The Strip.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 104°F and lows are around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Casinos · Neighborhoods · Parks

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 23rd (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, get great views at Mather Point, and explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, things will get cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 84°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Grand Teton National Park

— 4 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 29th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's lots more to do: stroll through Taggart Lake, make a trip to Schwabacher Landing, hike along Cascade Canyon Trail, and go for a walk through Potholes Turnout.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

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. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with highs in Grand Teton National Park at 79°F and lows at 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, contemplate the geological forces at Mud Volcano, and take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park online itinerary planner.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Grand Teton National Park - with highs of 70°F and lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, and get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Chicago driving holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect nights in Chicago to be much warmer, around 67°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to fly to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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 Alum Cave Trail, stroll through Grotto Falls Parking, and admire the sheer force of Spruce Flats Falls.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner.

Fly from Chicago to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Chicago to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC attractions planning tool.

Getting from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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.