60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Sacramento
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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Fresno
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 5 nights
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New York City
— 9 nights
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 8 nights
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Atlanta
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Columbus
— 7 nights
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New Orleans
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Houston
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Asian Art Museum and Museum of Ice Cream. Get in touch with nature at Lafayette Reservoir and Fishing Charters & Tours. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Oakland California Temple in Oakland, approximately Oakland away. The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Anchor Brewing Company, take in the history at Mission Dolores, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool.

Perth, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Traveling from Perth to San Francisco, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Perth in November; daily highs in San Francisco reach 20°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sacramento

— 3 nights

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 11th (Thu), hike along Stevens Trail and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cosumnes River Preserve and then contemplate the long history of Grand Island Mansion.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sacramento online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from San Francisco to Sacramento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sacramento, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, then explore and take pictures at Pioneer Yosemite History Center, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Ascent Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and then take some stellar pictures from Valley View.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Getting from Sacramento to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. When traveling from Sacramento in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 14°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fresno.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Fresno

— 2 nights
The only metropolitan hub nestled between three national parks, Fresno makes a surprisingly lively getaway.
On the 15th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George Greek Orthodox Church and then trek along Blossom Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Legion of Valor Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Johns Cathedral of Fresno, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Fresno trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Fresno in 3 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Fresno, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Fresno

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Los Angeles

— 7 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Wende Museum of the Cold War and Planes of Fame Air Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir and Museum of Death. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden (in Arcadia) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old Pasadena, admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West, and gain interesting insight with a heritage tour.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip builder website.

Getting from Fresno to Los Angeles by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Fresno in November; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Chicago.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Appreciate the collections at First Division Museum at Cantigny and National Museum of Mexican Art. American Writers Museum and Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Chicago with a short trip to Naperville Historic District in Naperville, about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Glessner House, see the interesting displays at Oriental Institute Museum, and admire the striking features of Tribune Tower.

Discover how to plan a Chicago trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Chicago takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in November; daily highs in Chicago reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pittsburgh

— 5 nights

City of Bridges

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bayernhof Museum and The Nationality Rooms. Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History and Children's Museum of Pittsburgh will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Allegheny Cemetery, trek along Montour Trail - Bethel Park Branch, examine the collection at The Clemente Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Heinz Memorial Chapel.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pittsburgh holiday maker site.

You can fly from Chicago to Pittsburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Pittsburgh due to the time zone difference. In November in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

New York City

— 9 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.
Get some cultural insight at Dumbo and Snug Harbor Cultural Center. Step off the beaten path and head to The Morgan Library & Museum and Washington Square Park. There's lots more to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, appreciate the history behind The Oculus, and see the interesting displays at Museum at Eldridge Street.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner.

You can fly from Pittsburgh to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Pittsburgh in December: high temperatures in New York City hover around 10°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Beth Sholom Synagogue and USS Becuna are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Dilworth Park and Yards Brewing Company. Next up on the itinerary: savor the flavors at Philly Brew Tours, trek along Kelly Drive, take in the views from Benjamin Franklin Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Comcast Experience.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Philadelphia trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Washington DC

— 8 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington National Cathedral and Capitol Hill. Get a sense of the local culture at Anderson House and Baltimore Museum of Art. Renwick Gallery and B&O Railroad Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Geppi's Entertainment Museum (in Baltimore) and B&O Ellicott City Station Museum (in Ellicott City). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Museum of African Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, explore the world behind art at Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, and appreciate the history behind Saint John Paul II National Shrine.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Philadelphia to Washington DC by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Atlanta.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Atlanta

— 1 night

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Breman Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Atlanta trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Atlanta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in December, expect nights in Atlanta to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums · Historic Sites

Columbus

— 7 nights
Columbus is a city in the U.S. state of Georgia and the county seat of Muscogee County, with which it is consolidated. Your inner history buff will appreciate Columbus Botanical Garden and Heritage Corner. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Art In Motion Vintage Motorcycle Museum and The Lunch Box Museum. Explore Columbus' surroundings by going to Warm Springs Winery (in Warm Springs), Shorter Mansion (in Eufaula) and Auburn (Southeastern Raptor Center, Kreher Preserve & Nature Center, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, get engrossed in the history at The Gertrude MA Rainey House & Blues Museum, and engage your brain at Coca-Cola Space Science Center.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Columbus driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Atlanta to Columbus in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Columbus can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Columbus

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jamie Hayes Gallery and Hermann-Grima House. Get some historical perspective at Immaculate Conception Church and Destrehan Plantation. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Le Musee de f.p.c., see the interesting displays at The Historic New Orleans Collection, look for all kinds of wild species at Louisiana Swamp Tours, and contemplate the long history of Gallier House.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Columbus to New Orleans takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Columbus, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Houston

— 2 nights

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery and then sample the tasty concoctions at Karbach Brewing. On the next day, brush up on your military savvy at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum and then contemplate the long history of Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Houston trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New Orleans in January since evenings lows in Houston dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Houston

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.