60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 6 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly
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Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to Jackson
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Grand Teton National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Drive to Homer
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Homer
— 2 nights
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Anchorage
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New York City

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.
Appreciate the collections at New York Public Library and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. Explore hidden gems such as St. Patrick's Cathedral and Tenement Museum. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City online sightseeing planner.

Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to New York City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in July: high temperatures in New York City hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

5
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum of African American History and Culture and Capitol Hill. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, see the interesting displays at National Postal Museum, admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian American Art Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC road trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

4
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Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Do your shopping at Chicago Cultural Center and The Glass Gallery. Let the collections at The Art Institute of Chicago and Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank capture your imagination. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk, contemplate the waterfront views at Chicago River, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, and take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chicago day trip planning app.

Getting from Washington DC to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In July, Chicago is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

6
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Kolb Studio and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. Get outdoors at South Kaibab Trail and Point Imperial Drive. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, take some stellar pictures from Mohave Point, and walk around Indian Garden.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online travel route builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Mob Museum and Pinball Hall of Fame. Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Spring Mountains Visitor Center. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Counts Kustoms, get engrossed in the history at Burlesque Hall of Fame, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas tour itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much hotter, around 32°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 47°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

5
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Chocolate Heavenfor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, hike along Lands End, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco holiday builder.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Yosemite Falls and Four Mile Trail. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Nevada Falls Loop, stroll through May Lake Trailhead, explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, and take in the exciting artwork at Ansel Adams Gallery.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park holiday builder website.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Grand Teton National Park

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Get in touch with nature at Taggart Lake and Cascade Canyon Trail. Get some historical perspective at Chapel of the Sacred Heart and Chapel of the Transfiguration. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Hidden Falls, explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout, explore the stunning scenery at Cascade Canyon, and explore the activities along Leigh Lake.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. August in Grand Teton National Park sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Yellowstone National Park

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Prismatic Spring and Storm Point Trail. The adventure continues: hike along Ice Lake Trail, stroll through Osprey Falls Trail, explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. In August, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Grand Teton National Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Seattle

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Theo Chocolate. Museum-lovers will get to explore Seattle Art Museum and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, stroll around Kerry Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bruce Lee Grave Site, and take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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Juneau

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): head outdoors with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay, then admire the majestic nature at Point Bridget State Park, and then stroll through Perseverance National Recreation Trail. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gold Creek Flume Trail, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Patsy Ann, the Dog, then look for gifts at Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Juneau Arts & Humanities.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Juneau trip planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Juneau in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in August, things will get a bit cooler in Juneau: highs are around 20°C and lows about 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Homer.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

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Homer

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): examine the collection at Pratt Museum, view the masterpieces at Art Shop Gallery, then get answers to all your questions at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center, and finally head outdoors with Brooks Alaskan Adventures - Private Day Charters. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Ptarmigan Arts, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Homer Spit, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Homer Brewing Company.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Homer trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Juneau to Homer takes 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Anchorage.

Things to do in Homer

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

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Anchorage

The City of Lights and Flowers

Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Get some cultural insight at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and The Roundhouse at Alyeska. Step off the beaten path and head to Virgin Creek Falls Trail and Winner Creek Trail Hand Tram. And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Chugach National Forest, admire the natural beauty at Alaska Botanical Garden, take in the exciting artwork at Alaska Native Medical Center Craft Shop, and get engrossed in the history at Wells Fargo Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Anchorage trip planning website.

Getting from Homer to Anchorage by car takes about 4.5 hours. In August in Anchorage, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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.