60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
Train to Gogar, Edinburgh Gateway, Fly to Chicago O'Hare
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Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 6 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 6 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Reagan Washington
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
Train
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New York City
— 7 nights
Fly to Edinburgh, Train to Durham

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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, engage your brain at Field Museum, meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago visit app.

Durham, UK to Chicago is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Durham in September: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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, witness a stunning natural landmark at Lone Star Geyser, explore and take pictures at Firehole Lake Drive, and explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Chicago in September: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Teton National Park

— 6 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 30th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Schwabacher Landing, trek along Cascade Canyon Trail, cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and admire all the interesting features of Teton Park Road.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Glacier National Park

— 6 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 8th (Sat), hike the day away at Highline Trail. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls, take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to Glacier National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Seattle

— 2 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.
On the 12th (Wed), examine the collection at Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally stop by Elliott Bay Book Company.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Seattle online trip planner.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in October; daily highs in Seattle reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

San Francisco

— 5 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, get great views at Twin Peaks, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco sightseeing website.

You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in October; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Yosemite National Park

— 6 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: take some stellar pictures from Half Dome, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and explore the activities along Tenaya Lake.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip builder.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are cooler (-2°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Las Vegas

— 5 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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, try your luck at New York New York Casino, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find out how to plan a trip to Las Vegas, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Parks · Casinos · Shopping

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 7 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 2nd (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Hopi Point, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing 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 difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 22°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planning app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Washington DC in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Washington DC, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

New York City

— 7 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: go for a walk through Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, and stroll around The High Line.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the New York City attractions planning website.

Take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.