60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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New York City
— 5 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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Key West
— 4 nights
Fly
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 8 nights
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New York City

— 5 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, get great views at Top of the Rock, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our New York City route site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to New York City. In May, daytime highs in New York City are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 4 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 The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and National Mall are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery of Art and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Washington DC tour planner.

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, expect nights in Washington DC to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 5 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 out of the city life by going to Roaring Fork and Chimneys Picnic Area. There's much more to do: cruise along Newfound Gap Road, trek along Charlies Bunion, look for all kinds of wild species at Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail, and get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park online vacation planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Key West.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Key West

— 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Bahia Honda State Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Truman Little White House and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Explore Key West's surroundings by going to Sombrero Beach (in Marathon) and National Key Deer Refuge (in Big Pine Key). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, take an in-depth tour of Key West Firehouse Museum, and stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Key West day trip planner.

Fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Key West in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry; or take a bus. In May, Key West is somewhat warmer than Great Smoky Mountains National Park - with highs of 85°F and lows of 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to New Orleans.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Garden District and The National WWII Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Louis Cathedral and French Quarter. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on Happiness Bayou Tours, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, get to know the fascinating history of Our Sacred Stories, and see the interesting displays at Cabildo.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Key West to New Orleans takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Key West in May, expect New Orleans to be slightly colder, temps between 70°F and 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Grand Canyon National Park

— 7 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 Grand Canyon Village. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online vacation maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect much colder evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from New Orleans in May, with lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Las Vegas

— 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and The Neon Museum. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Casino at the MGM Grand, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Casinos · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Sentinel Dome and Glacier Point. Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark and Pioneer Yosemite History Center will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, admire the sheer force of Chilnualna Falls, admire the engineering at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, and take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. In June, Yosemite National Park is much colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 79°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Wharf and Inglenook. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to VGS Chateau Potelle (in St. Helena), B Cellars Vineyards and Winery (in Oakville) and Napa (Artesa Vineyards & Winery & Laces and Limos). The adventure continues: get curious at Exploratorium, take a stroll through Union Square, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, and visit Chinatown.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco vacation planning app.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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 get in some beach time at Waikiki Beach and Ala Moana Beach Park. Step out of the city life by going to Kailua Beach Park and Lanikai Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, enjoy the sand and surf at Kapiolani Regional Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Honolulu takes 7 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 86°F and lows about 74°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for Seattle.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Seattle

— 2 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.
On the 20th (Mon), take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, and then wander the streets of Pioneer Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): shop like a local with Pike Place Market, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle tour website.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Seattle takes 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Seattle. In June, Seattle is a bit cooler than Honolulu - with highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Yellowstone National Park

— 8 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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Loop Road. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park road trip planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Seattle in June, plan for slightly colder days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 34°F. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

United States travel guide

4.5
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.