60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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60 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  18​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Page
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Sedona
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Santa Fe
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
6
Boston
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Newport
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
8
Cape May
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
10
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
11
Key West
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
12
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
13
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Christchurch

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Muir Woods National Monument and Bodega Dunes. Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and de Young Museum. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Moss Landing, about 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planning app .

Christchurch, New Zealand to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 20 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Christchurch in September: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Bodega Dunes, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
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Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Explore hidden gems such as South Kaibab Trail and Photography Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bright Angel Point and Navajo Bridge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Page: Grand Canyon National Park (Mather Point, Grand Canyon South Rim, & more). Spend the 14th (Sat) exploring nature at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Page online trip builder .

Getting from San Francisco to Page by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect nights in Page to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Point ©
Bright Angel Point

5
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You'll explore and learn at Lowell Observatory and Rowe Fine Art Gallery. Popular historic sites such as Wupatki National Monument and Walnut Canyon National Monument are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sedona: Bearizona Wildlife Park (in Williams) and Painted Desert (in Petrified Forest National Park). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, take in the exciting artwork at Honshin Fine Art, and admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Sedona trip website .

Getting from Page to Sedona by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Sedona can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Bearizona Wildlife Park, Painted Desert
Highlights from your plan
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

4
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Bandelier National Monument and Loretto Chapel. Visit Canyon Road and San Miguel Chapel for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Fe: Vietnam Veterans Memorial (in Angel Fire), San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church (in Ranchos De Taos) and Taos (Rio Grande Gorge Bridge & Millicent Rogers Museum). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, and view the masterpieces at Keshi.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip maker .

Getting from Sedona to Santa Fe by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sedona in September, things will get little chillier in Santa Fe: highs are around 31°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Taos, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 28th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, and then contemplate the long history of Ernest Hemingway Birthplace.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago holiday planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Santa Fe to Chicago in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Santa Fe to Chicago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Santa Fe in September since evenings lows in Chicago dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Oak Park
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
The Field Museum ©
The Field Museum

5
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Ogunquit Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Marginal Way Walkway and Museum of Fine Arts. Explore Boston's surroundings by going to Peabody Essex Museum (in Salem), Perkins Cove (in Ogunquit) and Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse (in York). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old North Church & Historic Site, contemplate the long history of Orchard House, and get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Boston online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Boston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Boston, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Boston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Orchard House, Peabody Essex Museum, Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cliff Walk and Mystic Seaport Museum. Get in touch with nature at Ocean Drive Historic District and Beavertail Lighthouse and Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Heritage Museums & Gardens (in Sandwich), Fort Hill Rural Historic District (in Eastham) and Plimoth Plantation (in Plymouth). Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Breakers, deepen your understanding at Chatham Marconi Maritime Center, get a taste of the local shopping with Thames Glass, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Newport trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Boston to Newport in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Newport

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Chatham, Beavertail Lighthouse and Park, Fort Hill Rural Historic District, Plimoth Plantation, Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Walk ©
Cliff Walk
The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum

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nights
Cape May

Cape May ©
Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Escape the urban bustle at Cape May City Beaches and Stone Harbor Point. Cape May Lighthouse and World War II Lookout Tower will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to East Point Lighthouse (in Heislerville), Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Ocean City) and Bayshore Center at Bivalve (in Port Norris). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cape May County Park & Zoo, steep yourself in history at Cape May Carriage Company, and take an in-depth tour of Historic Cold Spring Village.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cape May journey maker site .

You can drive from Newport to Cape May in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Cape May sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

East Point Lighthouse, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Cape May Point State Park, Wildwood Beach, Stone Harbor Point
Highlights from your plan
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Cape May Lighthouse ©
Cape May Lighthouse
Bayshore Center at Bivalve ©
Bayshore Center at Bivalve

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Independence Hall and Philadelphia Museum of Art. Escape the urban bustle at Valley Forge National Historical Park and Independence National Historical Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Hans Herr House Museum (in Willow Street), Historic Odessa Foundation (in Odessa) and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur). There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary and explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cape May to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Hans Herr House Museum, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Historic Odessa Foundation
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Visit Arlington National Cemetery and Tomb of the Unknowns for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and National Gallery of Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (in Harpers Ferry), Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg) and Skyline Drive (in Shenandoah National Park). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC tour app .

Getting from Philadelphia to Washington DC by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Washington DC sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Washington DC

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Skyline Drive, Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, Antietam National Battlefield, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan

5
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Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fort Zachary Taylor. Truman Little White House and Key West Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 23rd (Wed) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Key West trip planning site .

You can fly from Washington DC to Key West in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Key West, with highs around 35°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and The National WWII Museum. Visit Oak Alley Plantation and Royal Street for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from New Orleans: River Road African-American Museum (in Donaldsonville), Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and Patterson (Wedell-Williams Memorial Aviation & Cypress Sawmill Museum & Wedell-Williams Aviation and Cypress Sawmill Museum). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph Church and Gardens, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Jackson Square.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans travel route website .

Traveling by flight from Key West to New Orleans takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Key West to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Key West in October: highs in New Orleans hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vacherie, Patterson, Whitney Plantation, St. Joseph Church and Gardens, River Road African-American Museum
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from New Orleans to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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