60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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Dallas
— 10 nights
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Chicago
— 33 nights
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New York City
— 1 night
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Greensboro
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 2 nights
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Miami
— 2 nights
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Atlanta
— 2 nights
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Birmingham
— 2 nights
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Dallas

— 10 nights

Big D

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dallas: Waco (Cameron Park Zoo, Magnolia Market Silos, &more) and Fort Worth (Japanese Garden, Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace, take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Dallas Museum of Art, and examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dallas sightseeing planning app.

Houston to Dallas is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. In November, Dallas is a bit cooler than Houston - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chicago

— 33 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wolf Lake Memorial Park (in Hammond), Evanston (The American Toby Jug Museum & Halim Time & Glass Museum) and Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (in Skokie). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, make a trip to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, test your problem-solving skills at Escapology Orland Park, and meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Chicago trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, Chicago is little chillier than Dallas - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

New York City

— 1 night

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.
On the 15th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center and then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New York City itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Chicago to New York City takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in December, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 10°C and lows about 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Greensboro.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Greensboro

— 2 nights
Greensboro is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Venture out of the city with trips to Old Salem Museums & Gardens (in Winston Salem) and Tanglewood Park (in Clemmons). There's still lots to do: get thoroughly spooked out with Carolina History & Haunts, steep yourself in history at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, admire the landmark architecture of J. Douglas Galyon Depot, and take an in-depth tour of Greensboro History Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Greensboro holiday planning app.

Traveling by bus from New York City to Greensboro takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in December, you will find days in Greensboro are somewhat warmer (15°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Orlando.

Things to do in Greensboro

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Orlando

— 2 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.
Have a day of magic on the 20th (Sun) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 22nd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort and pause for some serene contemplation at St James Roman Catholic Cathedral.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Greensboro to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Greensboro in December, with highs in Orlando at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Miami

— 2 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then kick back and relax at South Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Lincoln Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, and then browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Miami day trip app.

Fly from Orlando to Miami in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Orlando in December since evenings lows in Miami dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to fly to Atlanta.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Atlanta

— 2 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Atlanta is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Atlanta Botanical Garden, observe the fascinating underwater world at Georgia Aquarium, and steep yourself in history at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Atlanta holiday builder website.

You can take a bus from Miami to Atlanta in 15 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Miami in December, things will get cooler in Atlanta: highs are around 17°C and lows about 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites

Birmingham

— 2 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 28th (Mon), examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, then make a trip to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, then test your team's savvy at Breakout Games - Birmingham, and finally take an in-depth tour of Vulcan Park and Museum. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Negro Southern League Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and then savor the flavors at Red Clay Tours.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read our Birmingham tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Atlanta to Birmingham by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Birmingham is minus 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Fun & Games

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Illinois travel guide

4.4
Observation Decks · Parks · Art Museums
The Prairie State
The most populous state in the country's Midwest region, Illinois features a diverse landscape that includes both the enormous urban sprawl of Chicago and flat central plains, devoted almost entirely to farmland. With a great selection of things to do, Chicago is the state's centerpiece, featuring world-famous architecture and renowned museums. Farther away from this giant urban center, you can explore historical landmarks dedicated to local heroes Abraham Lincoln and Ernest Hemingway. The state also includes a prehistoric Native American site, one of only 20 World Heritage Sites in the United States, a unique feature well-worth adding to your itinerary.

Alabama travel guide

4.3
History Museums · Military Museums · Specialty Museums
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.