60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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Washington DC
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Chicago
— 5 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 8 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary and Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Arlington National Cemetery. Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Annapolis to see Family Fishing Adventures about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and examine the collection at The National Archives Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planning tool.

Gdansk, Poland to Washington DC is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Gdansk to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gdansk in June, things will get a bit warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 35°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Chicago

— 5 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Visit Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple and Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House for their historical value. Visiting Little Red Schoolhouse and The 606 will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, hike along Lakefront Trail, stroll around Millennium Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Marquette Building.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In June, Chicago is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lower Geyser Basin and Aurum Geyser. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road, contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, and take a memorable drive along Firehole Canyon Drive.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Fly from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in June, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, around 1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Seattle

— 3 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.
Let the collections at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Glasshouse Studio capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at The Museum of Flight and King Street Station. Step out of Seattle with an excursion to Seahurst Beach Park in Burien--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, get to know the fascinating history of Pioneer Square, and take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planning website.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Your inner history buff will appreciate Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and wander the streets of The Embarcadero.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online visit planner.

Fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in San Francisco sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Visiting Sentinel Dome and Glacier Point will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, trek along Cooks Meadow Loop, and explore the striking landscape at North Dome.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park vacation builder app.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Los Angeles

— 4 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Norton Simon Museum and Griffith Observatory. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat (in Ventura), Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Zuma Beach (in Malibu). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, take in nature's colorful creations at Will Rogers Memorial Park, and stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · 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.
Get in touch with nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and The Neon Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Helicopter Tours (in Meadview) and Spring Mountains Visitor Center (in Mount Charleston). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas attractions website.

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 much hotter weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 47°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kolb Studio and Bright Angel Point. Museum-lovers will appreciate Tusayan Museum and Yavapai Geology Museum. On the 16th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Rim Trail, get great views at Mather Point, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take a memorable drive along Cape Royal.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning app.

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. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, temps between 34°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 5 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Noah Bud Ogle Cabin and Walker Sisters' Cabin. Step out of the city life by going to Roaring Fork and Chimneys Picnic Area. There's still lots to do: cruise along Newfound Gap Road, admire the sheer force of Abrams Falls Trail, explore and take pictures at Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, and trek along Grotto Falls Parking.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park online visit planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July since evenings lows in Great Smoky Mountains National Park dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can fly to New York City.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Step out of the city life by going to Kismet Beach and Speed Boats Tours. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Great Neck Steppingstone Park in Great Neck, approximately Great Neck away. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, contemplate the long history of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of World Trade Center Memorial Foundation.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New York City road trip planning website.

You can fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in New York City, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.