60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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60 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
7
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
12
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
13
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
14
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Marin Headlands and Lands End. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Stinson Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), VJB Cellars (in Kenwood) and Stephen & Walker Winery (in Healdsburg). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in May: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Muir Woods National Monument, Stinson Beach, Stephen & Walker Winery
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

5
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Yosemite, Tunnel View. Explore hidden gems such as Yosemite Falls and Mariposa Grove. Step out of Yosemite National Park with an excursion to Mariposa Museum and History Center in Mariposa--about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, hike along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park route tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mariposa Museum and History Center
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

5
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Seal Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Crystal Cove. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Salt Creek Beach (in Dana Point), Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano) and Newport Beach (Newport Beach & The Wedge). There's lots more to do: get your bearings at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at The Getty Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Carpinteria State Beach, and explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Los Angeles. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Seal Beach, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano

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nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Pacific Beach will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Point Loma and San Diego Model Railroad Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: Encinitas (Moonlight State Beach & Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens), Del Mar City Beach (in Del Mar) and Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, pause for some photo ops at The Unconditional Surrender, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Windansea Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego travel route planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Encinitas, Del Mar City Beach, Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
The LINQ Promenade and Shelby American Inc are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah. Venture out of the city with trips to Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave), Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (in Amargosa Valley) and Wolf Creek Golf Club (in Mesquite). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame, and shop like a local with The Strip.

Plan my day in Las Vegas using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for much hotter days in Las Vegas, with highs around 46°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Willow Beach, Wolf Creek Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
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 Bright Angel Point and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail, and explore the stunning scenery at Hermit Road.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park visit planning app .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are colder (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Kayaking & Canoeing and Old River Road Plantation Adventure. Get a sense of the local culture at Whitney Plantation and Escape My Room New Orleans. Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery (in Covington) and Global Wildlife Center (in Folsom). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, enjoy the sea views from The New Canal Lighthouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans road trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New Orleans in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New Orleans is 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect much hotter with lows of 33°C in New Orleans. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trips

Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery, Global Wildlife Center, Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Kayaking & Canoeing
Garden District ©
Garden District

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Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe and SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology. Step out of the city life by going to St. Augustine Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with a short trip to Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park in Homosassa Springs (about 1h 45 min away). There's lots more to do: get your game on at The Escape Game Orlando, find something for the whole family at Discovery Cove, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James Roman Catholic Cathedral, and discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Orlando planner .

You can fly from New Orleans to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in June, you will find days in Orlando are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are slightly colder (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, Scuba & Snorkeling, St. Augustine Beach
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Great Falls Park and National Gallery of Art. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get a sense of history and politics at Smithsonian Institution Building, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planning website .

You can fly from Orlando to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Air Force Memorial, Great Falls Park
Highlights from your plan
Great Falls Park ©
Great Falls Park
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Met Cloisters and Dumbo. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

Take the guesswork out of planning a New York City vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Dumbo
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get some cultural insight at Chicago Riverwalk and The Art Institute of Chicago. Step out of the city life by going to Lakefront Trail and Kayaking & Canoeing. Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, stroll through Garfield Park Conservatory, stroll around Millennium Park, and wander the streets of The Loop.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Chicago tour itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Chicago when traveling from New York City in July, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step off the beaten path and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Lamar Valley. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lone Star Geyser and Uncle Tom's Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Yellowstone National Park side-trips: Grand Teton National Park (Grand Teton, Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, & more). Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive, stroll through Artist Point, and take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park. While traveling from Chicago, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Beartooth Hwy
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
On the 24th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls, take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Park Arboretum, shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, then shop like a local with Pike Place Market, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then see the interesting displays at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Sky View Observatory.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Seattle trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Snoqualmie Falls
Highlights from your plan
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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Honolulu, Oahu

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
On the 26th (Sun), admire all the interesting features of Diamond Head State Monument, explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then kick back and relax at Lanikai Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape at Halona Blowhole. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sharks Cove, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery & Funeral Services, then kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, and finally wander the streets of Kaka'ako.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Honolulu holiday planner .

Getting from Seattle to Honolulu by flight takes about 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Honolulu. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in July; daily highs in Honolulu reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Halona Blowhole, Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery & Funeral Services, Sharks Cove
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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