60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Des Moines
— 6 nights
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Kansas City
— 3 nights
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Lincoln
— 4 nights
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Bismarck
— 4 nights
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Billings
— 9 nights
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Cody
— 5 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
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Missoula
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 10 nights
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Portland
— 5 nights
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Des Moines

— 6 nights
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. Venture out of the city with trips to Ames (Iowa State University & Reiman Gardens). The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Capitol Building, admire the masterpieces at Des Moines Art Center, get curious at Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater, and steep yourself in history at Valley Junction.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Des Moines sightseeing tool.

Minneapolis to Des Moines is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In March, Des Moines is a bit warmer than Minneapolis - with highs of 11°C and lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kansas City.

Things to do in Des Moines

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Kansas City

— 3 nights
The city meets the Great Plains in Kansas City City, Kansas.
Explore Kansas City's surroundings by going to Weston (The National Silk Art Museum & Pirtle Winery) and Saint Joseph (Glore Psychiatric Museum & Pony Express Museum). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Legends at Village West, try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway, join the crowd at Kansas Speedway, and see the interesting displays at Cabela's.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kansas City driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Des Moines to Kansas City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Lincoln

— 4 nights
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lincoln: Omaha (Henry Doorly Zoo & Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center). There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Nebraska State Capitol, admire the masterpieces at International Quilt Museum, admire the natural beauty at Hamann Rose Garden, and see the interesting displays at Museum of American Speed.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lincoln driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Lincoln takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bismarck

— 4 nights
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. Get out of town with these interesting Bismarck side-trips: Scandinavian Heritage Park (in Minot) and Washburn (Fort Mandan & The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center). And it doesn't end there: stop by North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, walk around Keelboat Park, get to know the resident critters at The Dakota Zoo, and have fun at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bismarck travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lincoln to Bismarck. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lincoln in April: high temperatures in Bismarck hover around 14°C and lows are around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Billings.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Billings

— 9 nights
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. Change things up with these side-trips from Billings: Yellowstone Guidelines (in Livingston), Crow Agency (Little Bighorn Battlefield & Custer Battlefield Trading Company) and Pompeys Pillar National Monument (in Pompeys Pillar). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ZooMontana, walk around Riverfront Park, and admire the majestic nature at Pictograph Cave State Park.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Billings trip planner.

You can fly from Bismarck to Billings in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bismarck to Billings. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Billings when traveling from Bismarck in April, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Cody.

Things to do in Billings

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Cody

— 5 nights

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cody: Thermopolis (Hot Springs State Park, The Star Plunge, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, admire the engineering at Buffalo Bill Dam, get engrossed in the history at Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, and admire the masterpieces at Whitney Western Art Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cody tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Billings to Cody by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elephant Back Mountain, take in the natural beauty of Fountain Paint Pot, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. In April, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Cody - with highs of 6°C and lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Missoula.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Missoula

— 3 nights
Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. Take a break from Missoula with a short trip to National Bison Range in Moiese, about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, find something for the whole family at A Carousel for Missoula, get a new perspective on nature at Montana Natural History Center, and deepen your understanding at University of Montana.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Missoula travel planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Missoula in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, with highs in Missoula at 23°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Seattle

— 10 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Boeing Future of Flight (in Mukilteo), Olympic National Park (Bunch Creek Falls, Murhut Falls, &more) and Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum (in Everett). Dedicate the 20th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, stroll through Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip planning website.

Getting from Missoula to Seattle by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Missoula in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seattle, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Portland

— 5 nights

City of Roses

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 find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Schreiner's Iris Gardens (in Salem) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). And it doesn't end there: stop by Powell's City of Books, admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, stroll through Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and examine the collection at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Portland are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.