60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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Nashville
— 6 nights
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Key West
— 4 nights
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Marathon
— 4 nights
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Bus to Big Pine Key - Auto Store / NAPA MM30, Bus to Key West, Fly to Santa Fe
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Santa Fe
— 5 nights
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Moab
— 4 nights
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
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Sedona
— 5 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 8 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 9 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Custer
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Nashville

— 6 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Take a break from the city and head to Mammoth Cave and Lost River Cave. Museum-lovers will appreciate Carnton and Lotz House Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nashville: National Corvette Museum (in Bowling Green) and Carter House (in Franklin). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, and take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip itinerary builder site.

Detroit to Nashville is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Detroit to Nashville due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Detroit in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Nashville, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Key West.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum and Key West Cemetery. Get in touch with nature at Dry Tortugas National Park and The Overseas Highway. The adventure continues: stroll through Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor, see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Key West vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Key West takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Nashville in September, with lows around 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Marathon

— 4 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bahia Honda State Park and Sombrero Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step out of Marathon with an excursion to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo--about 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dolphin Research Center and snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Marathon trip planner.

You can drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Marathon are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Fe

— 5 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and Museum of International Folk Art. Let the collections at New Mexico History Museum and Georgia O'Keeffe Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Fe side-trips: Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos) and Rio Grande Gorge Bridge (in Taos). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Palace of the Governors, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, make a trip to Canyon Road, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Santa Fe trip itinerary builder site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Marathon to Santa Fe in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Marathon to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Marathon in September, you will find days in Santa Fe are slightly colder (80°F), and nights are much colder (52°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Moab.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Moab

— 4 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Visiting Delicate Arch and Tunnel Arch will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Colorado National Monument and Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage. Go for a jaunt from Moab to Canyonlands National Park to see Neck Spring about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Canyonlands National Park, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Moab tour builder website.

You can fly from Santa Fe to Moab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Zion National Park

— 3 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Get outdoors at The Narrows and Zion National Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing and take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park road trip planning site.

Getting from Moab to Zion National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder evenings in Zion National Park when traveling from Moab in October, with lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can fly to Sedona.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Sedona

— 5 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Red Rock State Park and Montezuma Castle National Monument. Get in touch with nature at Boynton Canyon Trail and Oak Creek Canyon. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at West Fork Oak Creek Trail, explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, trek along Airport Mesa, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Zion National Park to Sedona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 55°F in Sedona. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Lahaina.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Lahaina, Maui

— 8 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.
Get outdoors at Ho'okipa Beach Park and Wailea Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kapalua Beach and Kamaole Beach Park III. Get out of town with these interesting Lahaina side-trips: Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery (in Kula), Makena Beach (in Wailea) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Nakalele Blowhole, kick back and relax at Napili Beach, trek along Kapalua Coastal Trail, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lahaina road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Sedona to Lahaina takes 10.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sedona in October; daily highs in Lahaina reach 84°F and lows reach 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can fly to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 5 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Explore hidden gems such as Punalu‘U Beach and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Get in touch with nature at Waipio Valley and Saddle Road. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden (in Papaikou), Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako) and Papakōlea Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), cast your line with a fishing tour, admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, and admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 9 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Waimea Valley and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. Let the collections at US Army Museum of Hawaii and Bishop Museum capture your imagination. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Ko Olina Lagoons (in Kapolei), Haleiwa (Shark Diving & Laniakea Beach) and Lanikai Beach (in Kailua). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Koko Crater Railway Trail, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, party Hawaiian-style at Polynesian Cultural Center, and steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. October in Honolulu sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Upper Geyser Basin and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park to see Grand Teton about 1h 25 min away. It doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Yellowstone National Park takes 11 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Honolulu to Yellowstone National Park. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Honolulu in November, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 33°F and lows at 12°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Custer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Custer

— 3 nights
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sylvan Lake and Mammoth Site of Hot Springs. Visiting Needles Eye Tunnel and Iron Mountain Road will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road and admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Custer online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Custer takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in November, expect Custer to be a bit warmer, temps between 45°F and 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.