60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Memphis
— 4 nights
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 2 nights
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West Baden Springs
— 4 nights
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Springfield
— 4 nights
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Saint Louis
— 4 nights
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Des Moines
— 4 nights
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Royal
— 1 night
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Leavenworth
— 1 night
Drive to Kansas City International Airport, Fly to McCarran International Airport
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly to Portland International Airport, Drive to Government Camp
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Government Camp
— 1 night
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Cascade Locks
— 3 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
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Williston
— 2 nights
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Keystone
— 4 nights
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Saint Paul
— 4 nights
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Spring Green
— 4 nights
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Memphis

— 4 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Your inner history buff will appreciate National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and Sun Studio. Let the collections at Graceland and Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Memphis: Tupelo Automobile Museum (in Tupelo) and The West Tennessee Agriculture Museum (in Milan). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, get a new perspective on nature at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center, and take an in-depth tour of Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip itinerary planning website.

Durham to Memphis is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park

— 2 nights
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): trek along Fat Man's Misery, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Tall Man's Misery, then explore the activities along Echo River, then explore the activities along Green River, and finally trek along Cedar Sink Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mammoth Cave National Park vacation app.

You can drive from Memphis to Mammoth Cave National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Memphis in August; daily highs in Mammoth Cave National Park reach 85°F and lows reach 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to West Baden Springs.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

West Baden Springs

— 4 nights
West Baden Springs is a town in French Lick Township, Orange County, in the U.S. Let the collections at Dream Car Museum and Candles Holocaust Museum capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at USS LST Ship Memorial and Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial. Get out of town with these interesting West Baden Springs side-trips: Vincennes (Indiana Military Museum & Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy) and Exotic Feline Rescue Center (in Centerpoint).

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read West Baden Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to West Baden Springs in 3 hours. Traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to West Baden Springs, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in West Baden Springs sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in West Baden Springs

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Springfield

— 4 nights

Flower City

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Visiting Lincoln Memorial Garden and Grand View Drive will get you outdoors. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Springfield's surroundings by going to Wheels O' Time Museum (in Dunlap), Rockcliffe Mansion (in Hannibal) and Pontiac (Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum & Livingston County War Museum). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Lincoln Home National Historic Site, take in the views from Sugar Creek Covered Bridge, and take an in-depth tour of The Lincoln Home Visitor Center.

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

Traveling by car from West Baden Springs to Springfield takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from West Baden Springs to Springfield, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Springfield sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint Louis

— 4 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Step out of the city life by going to Elephant Rocks State Park and Veterans Honor Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore Campbell House Museum and Saint Louis Art Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint Louis: Onondaga Cave (in Leasburg), Lewis & Clark State Historic Site (in Hartford) and Eversgerd’s Civil War Fort (in Germantown). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at City Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, and admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Saint Louis trip planning tool.

Drive from Springfield to Saint Louis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Des Moines.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Des Moines

— 4 nights
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Guthrie County Historical Village and Iowa Aviation Museum & Hall of Fame. Popular historic sites such as Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum and Historic Park Inn Hotel are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Des Moines: Mason City (Rock Crest - Rock Glen Historical District & Stockman House Museum), Prairie Trails Museum (in Corydon) and Museum of Danish America (in Elk Horn). There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at High Trestle Trail and don't miss a visit to The Temple for Performing Arts.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Des Moines online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Saint Louis to Des Moines by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Des Moines, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Royal.

Things to do in Des Moines

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Royal

— 1 night
Royal is a village in Antelope County, Nebraska, United States. On the 24th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Neligh Mills.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Royal road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Des Moines to Royal takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August in Royal, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 61°F at night. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Royal

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Leavenworth

— 1 night
Leavenworth is the largest city in and the county seat of Leavenworth County, Kansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Carroll Mansion, get engrossed in the history at Richard Allen Cultural Center, learn about all things military at Frontier Army Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at Tonganoxie Community Historical Society and Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Leavenworth trip planner.

You can drive from Royal to Leavenworth in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Leavenworth can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Museums · Historic Sites

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.
The Mob Museum and The National Atomic Testing Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Boulder City (Tom Devlin's Monster Museum, Hoover Dam, &more) and Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson). There's lots more to do: shop like a local with The Strip, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas holiday site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Leavenworth to Las Vegas. The time zone difference when traveling from Leavenworth to Las Vegas is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Leavenworth in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 101°F and lows at 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Golden Gate Bridge and Musee Mecanique. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Exploratorium, stroll around Golden Gate Park, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in August, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Government Camp.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Government Camp

— 1 night
Government Camp is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States, south of Mount Hood and north of Tom Dick and Harry Mountain. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): contemplate the geological forces at Mount Hood, identify plant and animal life at Wildwood Recreation Site, and then hit the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Government Camp road trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from San Francisco to Government Camp with the Route module. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Government Camp, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cascade Locks.

Things to do in Government Camp

Nature · Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cascade Locks

— 3 nights
Cascade Locks is a city in Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Get a sense of the local culture at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum and Columbia River Highway. Take a break from the city and head to Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail and Starvation Creek Ridge Loop. Venture out of the city with trips to The Dalles (Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, Fort Dalles Museum and Anderson Homestead, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Oneonta Gorge, immerse yourself in nature at Starvation Creek State Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cascade Locks journey planner.

Drive from Government Camp to Cascade Locks in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Cascade Locks

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 4 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.
Visiting Grinnell Glacier and Highline Trail will get you outdoors. Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Red Rock Falls, Glacier National Park. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Falls, and get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Cascade Locks to Glacier National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from Cascade Locks in September, with lows around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Williston.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Williston

— 2 nights
Williston is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, United States. Get some cultural insight at Lewis and Clark Trail Museum and Fort Union Trading Post. Take a break from the city and head to North Unit and Oxbow Overlook. Change things up with these side-trips from Williston: MonDak Heritage Center (in Sidney) and Cannonball Concretions Pullout (in Watford City). It doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Sitting Bull.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Williston trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glacier National Park to Williston. Traveling from Glacier National Park to Williston, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Glacier National Park in September since evenings lows in Williston dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Williston

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Keystone

— 4 nights

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Black Elk Peak. Let the collections at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Insideout capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Keystone: Custer (Black Hills National Forest, Sylvan Lake, &more) and Museum of the Fur Trade (in Chadron). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, admire all the interesting features of Needles Highway, and get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Keystone trip planner.

Traveling by car from Williston to Keystone takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Williston to Keystone is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Saint Paul.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint Paul

— 4 nights

Twin Cities

The capital of Minnesota, Saint Paul represents half of the "Twin Cities" and embraces the outdoors and urban culture.
Get a sense of the local culture at Minnesota Marine Art Museum and Pine County History Museum. Let the collections at Pioneer Village Museum and Gammelgarden Museum capture your imagination. Explore Saint Paul's surroundings by going to The Meeker County Museum at the G.A.R Hall (in Litchfield), Dassel Area Historical Society & Ergot Museum (in Dassel) and LARK Toys (in Kellogg). There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art and get your game on at The Escape Game.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Saint Paul trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Saint Paul takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and tram. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Saint Paul when traveling from Keystone in September, with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Spring Green.

Things to do in Saint Paul

Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Spring Green

— 4 nights
Spring Green is a village in Sauk County, Wisconsin, United States. The Cunningham Museum and The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Dyer-Botsford Doll Museum and Villa Louis. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Spring Green: National Brewery Museum (in Potosi), Stockton Heritage Museum (in Stockton) and Devil's Lake State Park (in Baraboo). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center .

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Spring Green trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Saint Paul to Spring Green by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Spring Green

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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.