60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Dallas
— 10 nights
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El Paso
— 15 nights
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Tucson
— 2 nights
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
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San Jose
— 2 nights
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Fresno
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Sacramento
— 3 nights
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Portland
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Seattle
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Dallas

— 10 nights

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Take a break from the city and head to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Trinity Forest Adventure Park. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and Old Red Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dallas: Fort Worth (The Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House, Log Cabin Village, &more). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, wander the streets of Dallas Arts District, and get to know the fascinating history of West End.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dallas trip itinerary planner.

Austin to Dallas is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Dallas can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sun) before leaving for El Paso.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

El Paso

— 15 nights
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Mesilla Village and Concordia Cemetery. Step out of the city life by going to Scenic Drive - Overlook and Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site. You'll find plenty of places to visit near El Paso: Sombra Antigua Winery (in Chamberino), Presidio Chapel of San Elizario (in San Elizario) and Las Cruces (Soledad Canyon Day Use Area & The Zuhl Museum). Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Chamizal National Memorial. Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring nature at Aguirre Spring Campground.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our El Paso attractions tool.

Traveling by car from Dallas to El Paso takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to El Paso due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in El Paso, with lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Tucson.

Things to do in El Paso

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Tucson

— 2 nights

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Tumacacori National Historical Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): examine the collection at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, then brush up on your military savvy at Museum of the Horse Soldier, and then hike along Ventana Canyon Hiking Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tucson vacation builder app.

Getting from El Paso to Tucson by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. October in Tucson sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Rosson House Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica, and then stroll through Dreamy Draw Recreation Area. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix and then see the interesting displays at Arizona Capitol Museum.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Phoenix day trip site.

Traveling by car from Tucson to Phoenix takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Phoenix when traveling from Tucson in October, with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to San Diego.

Things to do in Phoenix

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

San Diego

— 4 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Old Point Loma Lighthouse and Fort Rosecrans Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial and San Diego Bay Walk will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: stroll through Coronado Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Windansea Beach, pause for some photo ops at The Unconditional Surrender, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Diego day trip website.

Getting from Phoenix to San Diego by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Phoenix in October, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (78°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Joshua Tree National Park

— 2 nights
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 4th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Wonderland of Rocks and then stroll through Split Rock. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Geology Tour Road and then explore and take pictures at Cottonwood Spring Oasis.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Joshua Tree National Park trip planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Joshua Tree National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Diego in November, Joshua Tree National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Santa Barbara

— 2 nights

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, then admire the masterpieces at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic La Arcada Courtyard. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Douglas Family Preserve, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then learn about winemaking at Margerum Wine Company Tasting Room.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to Santa Barbara by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daytime highs in Santa Barbara are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to fly to San Jose.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

San Jose

— 2 nights

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
On the 8th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Center for Spiritual Enlightenment, steep yourself in history at Winchester Mystery House, then don't miss a visit to Coachella Valley Church, and finally examine the collection at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Discovery Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of San Jose City Hall, then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Jose online trip planner.

Drive from Santa Barbara to San Jose in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Santa Barbara in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Jose: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Fresno.

Things to do in San Jose

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Fresno

— 2 nights
The only metropolitan hub nestled between three national parks, Fresno makes a surprisingly lively getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): hike along Blossom Trail and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Johns Cathedral of Fresno. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George Greek Orthodox Church, stroll through Forestiere Underground Gardens, do a tasting at Quady Winery, then do a tasting at Ficklin Vineyards, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fresno journey planner.

Fly from San Jose to Fresno in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Point and Mission Dolores. There's lots more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Fresno to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in San Francisco are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Nature

Sacramento

— 3 nights

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at California State Capitol Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at American River Bicycle Trail, and then see the interesting displays at Old Sacramento Waterfront.

Plan trip to Sacramento with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from San Francisco to Sacramento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Sacramento when traveling from San Francisco in November, with lows around 44°F. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Portland.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Portland

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Portland Japanese Garden and Alberta Street. Visiting Hoyt Arboretum and Forest Park will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: stop by Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tabor Park, and wander the streets of Northwest (Nob Hill).

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Portland trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sacramento to Portland takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Sacramento, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 53°F to lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Seattle

— 8 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 Snoqualmie Falls and Hurricane Ridge. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bruce Lee Grave Site and West Point Lighthouse. Venture out of the city with trips to Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island), Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge (in Olympia) and Meadowdale Beach Park (in Edmonds). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and admire the landmark architecture of Sky View Observatory.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle vacation builder website.

Fly from Portland to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.