60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
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Custer
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
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Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Fly to Miami, Shuttle to Marathon
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Marathon
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 5 nights
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Panama City Beach
— 3 nights
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Bus to Fresno, Fly to Kahului
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Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
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Yellowstone National Park

— 6 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and West Thumb Geyser Basin. Step out of the city life by going to Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic Spring. There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Monument Geyser Basin, hike along Inspiration Point, take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, and take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail.

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Seattle to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in June: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Custer

— 3 nights
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and finally admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park. Keep things going the next day: trek along Presidential Trail, then admire all the interesting features of Iron Mountain Road, and then explore and take pictures at Wildlife Loop Road.

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You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Custer in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, with highs in Custer at 73°F and lows at 48°F. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

New York City

— 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as New York Public Library and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take a stroll through Times Square.

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You can fly from Custer to New York City in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Custer to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Custer in June: high temperatures in New York City hover around 80°F and lows are around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.
Popular historic sites such as Arlington National Cemetery and Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg) and George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of National Mall, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of American History, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and see the interesting displays at International Spy Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planning website.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cades Cove and Roaring Fork. Take a break from the city and head to Clingmans Dome and Grotto Falls Parking. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls, trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Upper Tremont Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte.

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Fly from Washington DC to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Hilton Head

— 3 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Explore hidden gems such as Hilton Head Island Bike Trails and Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. Get outdoors at Sea Pines Forest Preserve and Dolphin & Whale Watching. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, go for a stroll along the water at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head attractions website.

Traveling by flight from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Hilton Head takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hilton Head, with lows of 73°F. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas

Marathon

— 2 nights

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 27th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Marathon road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Hilton Head to Marathon takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Hilton Head in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Marathon, with lows of 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Key West

— 5 nights

Conch Republic

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.
Shop till you drop at Alan S. Maltz Gallery and 7 Artists & Friends Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Fort Zachary Taylor and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Spend the 1st (Fri) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the vivid underwater world at Vandenberg Wreck, get engrossed in the history at Key West Firehouse Museum, explore the galleries of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West trip builder.

You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Panama City Beach

— 3 nights

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Escape the urban bustle at Panama City Beach and Henderson Beach State Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like AJ's Water Adventures and Florida Caverns State Park. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at St. Andrews State Park and browse the different shops at Pier Park.

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You can fly from Key West to Panama City Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Key West in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 74°F in Panama City Beach. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Santa Fe

— 2 nights

City Different

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, then take a stroll through Canyon Road, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, and then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Panama City Beach to Santa Fe takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Panama City Beach to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Panama City Beach in July, Santa Fe is a bit cooler at night with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Grand Canyon National Park

— 6 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get outdoors at Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mather Point and Inner Canyon. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Rim Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get great views at Grandview Point, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park vacation planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Santa Fe to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10 hours. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Yosemite National Park

— 7 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Take a break from the city and head to Yosemite, Tunnel View and Half Dome. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, hike along May Lake Trailhead, stroll through Four Mile Trail, and admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

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Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with lows around 46°F. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Lahaina.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Lahaina, Maui

— 3 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zipline and Kapalua Beach. Visiting Parasailing & Paragliding and Wailea Beach will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Lahaina side-trips: Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia) and Helicopter Tours (in Kahului). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Napili Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, and walk around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lahaina road trip planning tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Lahaina in 15 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect warmer evenings in Lahaina when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 6 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
You'll explore and learn at Iolani Palace and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Get outdoors at Shark Diving and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Haleiwa (Waimea Valley & Waimea Bay). There's still lots to do: get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail.

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Getting from Lahaina to Honolulu by flight takes about 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

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.