60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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Grand Teton National Park
— 5 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly
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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 Chicago
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Chicago
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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New York City
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Grand Teton National Park

— 5 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 15th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Amphitheater Lake. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Schwabacher Landing, explore the stunning scenery at Cascade Canyon, explore the striking landscape at Inspiration Point, and cruise along Teton Park Road.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park journey planning tool.

New York City to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Grand Teton National Park. Traveling from New York City in September, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are a bit cooler (68°F), and nights are cooler (38°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take a memorable drive along Firehole Lake Drive, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

Start your trip to Yellowstone National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 60°F and lows reach 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then see the interesting displays at The Center for Wooden Boats, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally stop by Elliott Bay Book Company.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to fly to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Glacier National Park

— 5 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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Falls, trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, and cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Glacier National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park. Expect slightly colder evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from Seattle in September, with lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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, engage your brain at Exploratorium, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · 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.
On the 11th (Mon), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Half Dome, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, and trek along Mariposa Grove.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip builder app.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Los Angeles

— 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. Pack the 15th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (82°F), and nights are much warmer (62°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, wander the streets of The Strip, and take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in October, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games · 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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, cruise along East Rim Drive, and get great views at Powell Point.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planning site.

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. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 31°F at night. You'll set off for Chicago on the 28th (Thu).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Chicago

— 4 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: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and admire the landmark architecture of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Chicago trip maker tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Chicago, with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in November, with highs in Washington DC at 59°F and lows at 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

New York City

— 6 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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · 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.