60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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Austin
— 5 nights
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San Antonio
— 5 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 8 nights
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San Diego
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly to Bozeman, Drive to Helena
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Helena
— 6 nights
Fly
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Colorado Springs
— 7 nights
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Rapid City
— 8 nights
Fly to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Drive to White Lake
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White Lake
— 1 night
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Austin

— 5 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Step out of Austin to go to Volente and see Lake Travis Zipline Adventures, which is approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: relax and float downstream with ATXcursions, explore the world behind art at Elisabet Ney Museum, test your team's savvy at Escapology, and admire the striking features of Texas State Capitol.

Plan a Austin trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

New York City to Austin is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Austin. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in September: highs in Austin hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Adventure

Side Trips

San Antonio

— 5 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fredericksburg (National Museum of the Pacific War & Grape Creek Vineyards on Main). The adventure continues: go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk, admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden, explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read San Antonio vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Museums · Wineries · Nature

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 8 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Lipan Point, and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip site.

Getting from San Antonio to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from San Antonio to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Antonio in September, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 75°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

San Diego

— 6 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and head outdoors with Corporate Helicopters.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 6 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! & Disneyland Park) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). Pack the 13th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 7 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Helena

— 6 nights
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. Venture out of the city with trips to Butte (World Museum of Mining, Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, &more). Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Helena National Forest. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Archie Bray Foundation, get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol, and cast your line with Montana Fishing Outfitters.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Helena trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Helena in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Helena is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Helena hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Helena

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Colorado Springs

— 7 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colorado Springs: Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City), Guanella Pass (in Georgetown) and Cañon City (Skyline Drive, Royal Gorge Helitours, &more). There's much more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, head outdoors with The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Helena to Colorado Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Helena in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Rapid City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trips

Rapid City

— 8 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Explore Rapid City's surroundings by going to Hill City (The Museum @ Black Hills Institute & Granite Sports), Badlands National Park (Yellow Mounds Overlook, Badlands Wall, &more) and Custer (Sylvan Lake, Needles Eye Tunnel, &more). Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, go for a walk through Breezy Point Picnic Area, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Elk Peak, and admire all the interesting features of Needles Highway.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rapid City journey planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Rapid City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in November, expect nights in Rapid City to be about the same, around 28°F, while days are little chillier, around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel to White Lake.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

White Lake

— 1 night
White Lake Charter Township is a charter township of Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): walk around Indian Springs Metropark, stroll around Marshbank Park, and then trek along West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve And Nature Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the White Lake trip itinerary app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rapid City to White Lake. Traveling from Rapid City to White Lake, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in White Lake can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in White Lake

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.