60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

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Los Angeles
— 1 day
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Santa Cruz
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Portland
— 6 nights
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Seattle
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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Junction City
— 4 nights
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Denver
— 4 nights
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Indianapolis
— 5 nights
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Dayton
— 4 nights
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Sandusky
— 3 nights
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Bedford
— 3 nights
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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder.

Cape Town, South Africa to Los Angeles is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Cape Town to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Santa Cruz

— 5 nights
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Visiting Carmel River State Beach and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Pfeiffer State Beach and Sunset State Beach. Explore Santa Cruz's surroundings by going to Point Lobos (in Carmel), Monterey (17-Mile Drive & Monterey Bay Aquarium) and McWay Falls (in Big Sur). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Natural Bridges State Beach and stroll through Moss Landing State Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Santa Cruz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get slightly colder in Santa Cruz: highs are around 30°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bodega Head and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Escape the urban bustle at China Beach and Muir Woods National Monument. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Pride Mountain Vineyards (in St. Helena). There's lots more to do: stroll through Rodeo Beach, make a trip to Lombard Street, and walk around Point Isabel.

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

Drive from Santa Cruz to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. October in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Portland

— 6 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cannon Beach and Manzanita Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Astoria Column (in Astoria), Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Haystack Rock (in Cannon Beach). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Willamette National Forest, experience rural life at Smith Berry Barn, identify plant and animal life at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, and admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Portland online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from San Francisco to Portland in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: high temperatures in Portland hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Seattle

— 5 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.
Get outdoors at Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge and Olympic Peninsula. Explore hidden gems such as Alki Beach and Sequim Bay State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Finnriver Farm & Cidery (in Chimacum) and Purple Haze Lavender Farm (in Sequim). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Cushman.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Seattle sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and Mouse's Tank. Get outdoors at Hoover Dam Bypass and Valley of Fire State Park. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in October; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 32°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Junction City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Junction City

— 4 nights
Junction City is a city and county seat of Geary County, Kansas, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chase County Courthouse and Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Konza Prairie Research Natural Area and Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Milford Nature Center & Fish Hatchery and immerse yourself in nature at Milford State Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Junction City trip maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Las Vegas to Junction City. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Junction City. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect Junction City to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Junction City

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Denver

— 4 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Get in touch with nature at Mount Evans and Guanella Pass. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hotel de Paris Museum and Denver Botanic Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: Keystone (Norski Sport Rental & Christy Sports Ski and Snowboard), Roxborough State Park (in Littleton) and Christy Sports Ski and Snowboard (in Winter Park).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip builder.

Traveling by car from Junction City to Denver takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Junction City to Denver due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Junction City in October: high temperatures in Denver hover around 22°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Indianapolis

— 5 nights

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Spring Mill State Park and Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Exotic Feline Rescue Center and Shades State Park. Explore Indianapolis' surroundings by going to Starve Hollow State Recreation Area (in Vallonia), Limberlost State Historic Site (in Geneva) and Cardinal Greenway (in Muncie). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at T.C. Steele State Historic Site and explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Indianapolis trip builder website.

You can fly from Denver to Indianapolis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Indianapolis are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Dayton.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Dayton

— 4 nights

Gem City

Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F. Kettering, inventor of the automobile self starter.
Get outdoors at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve and Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Leo Petroglyph State Memorial and Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center. When in Dayton, make a side trip to see Zipline in Rockbridge, approximately Rockbridge away. And it doesn't end there: walk around Aullwood Garden MetroPark, examine the collection at National Museum of the US Air Force, and identify plant and animal life at Charleston Falls Preserve.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dayton trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Indianapolis to Dayton by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Dayton can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sandusky.

Things to do in Dayton

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Sandusky

— 3 nights
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
On the 11th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, then visit a coastal fixture at Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Johnson's Island Confederate Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve and then get in on the family fun at Cedar Point.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sandusky day trip planning app.

You can drive from Dayton to Sandusky in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Bedford.

Things to do in Sandusky

Wildlife · Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bedford

— 3 nights
Bedford is a borough and the county seat of Bedford County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. On the 13th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Allegheny Portage Railroad. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Old Bedford Village, steep yourself in history at Fallingwater, and then see the interesting displays at Flight 93 National Memorial.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bedford driving holiday planner.

Getting from Sandusky to Bedford by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sandusky in November since evenings lows in Bedford dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Bedford

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Gettysburg

— 2 nights
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of David Wills House, then stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Eisenhower National Historic Site, and finally stroll through Cumberland Valley Rail Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gettysburg travel route planner.

Getting from Bedford to Gettysburg by car takes about 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Gettysburg when traveling from Bedford in November, with lows around 2°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to New York City.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sam's Point Preserve and William Floyd Estate. Step out of the city life by going to Quogue Wildlife Refuge and Bay Head Beach. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Alex Ferrone Gallery (in Cutchogue), Ponquogue Beach (in Hampton Bays) and Cupsogue Beach County Park (in Westhampton Beach). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Gateway National Recreation, stop by Wright's Farm and Fruit Stand, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Calverton National Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner.

You can drive from Gettysburg to New York City in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Gettysburg in November, New York City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Kansas travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Zoos · Entertainment Centers
The Sunflower State
Generally considered the geographical center of the country, Kansas is a state rich in history, having served as home to diverse Native American tribes for thousands of years before European settlement. Once called "Bleeding Kansas" because of violent clashes between abolitionists and pro-slavery settlers, Kansas now carries the nickname the "Sunflower State," earned because of its massive production of sunflowers, corn, wheat, and sorghum. In addition to agriculture, the state is also known as an aviation hub. Sightseeing is easy, as wide-open spaces dominate the landscape of the western two-thirds of the state, which includes some of the only remaining native tallgrass prairie in the nation. Eastern Kansas contains rolling hills and most of the major cities, which draw tourism with their lively art, nightlife, and music scenes.

Ohio travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Casinos · Water Parks
The Buckeye State
Nicknamed the "Heart of It All" because of its heart-like shape, Ohio is perhaps best described as a mosaic of big cities and small towns, with vast tracts of farmland in between. Always a major industrial and political player in the country, the state was the home to eight American presidents and the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane. The first man to walk on the Moon came from Ohio, as did 23 other astronauts. More than just an overachiever in science, industry, and politics, the state is also a serious holiday destination, featuring both traditional Amish farms and bustling cities with a great selection of things to do.

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
Casinos · Specialty Museums · History Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.