60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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Boston
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New York City
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Philadelphia
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Washington DC
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Charlotte
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Atlanta
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Orlando
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Miami
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New Orleans
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Houston
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Austin
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Saint Louis
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Chicago
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San Francisco
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Los Angeles
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Boston

— 5 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at North End and Old State House. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library and Pilgrim Hall Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Essex), Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery (in Salem) and Gloucester (Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, Hammond Castle Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Hancock-Clarke House, stop by Back Bay, take an in-depth tour of Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, and get a new perspective on nature at The Harvard Museum of Natural History.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Boston day trip planning website.

Dublin, Ireland to Boston is an approximately 9-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Dublin to Boston due to the time zone difference. In August, Boston is a bit warmer than Dublin - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

New York City

— 6 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.
Explore hidden gems such as New York Public Library and Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Appreciate the collections at 9/11 Memorial and The Met Cloisters. The adventure continues: race across the water with a speed boat tour, wander the streets of Greenwich Village, see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our New York City travel route planner.

You can fly from Boston to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Philadelphia

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, browse the exhibits of Battleship New Jersey, take an in-depth tour of Old City Hall, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Independence Mall.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Washington DC

— 5 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 inner history buff will appreciate The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Gettysburg National Cemetery. Let the collections at National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Gettysburg (Gettysburg Heritage Center, Dobbin House Tavern, &more) and Annapolis (Annapolis Historic District & U.S. Naval Academy). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill, visit Georgetown, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Washington DC attractions planner.

Getting from Philadelphia to Washington DC by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Charlotte

— 1 night

The Queen City

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the world behind art at The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, steep yourself in history at Historic Rosedale, then hike along Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Carl J. McEwen Historic Village.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Charlotte sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Charlotte takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Charlotte

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

Atlanta

— 1 night

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Carter Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Swan House, then get engrossed in the history at William Root House, and finally take a peaceful walk through Sope Creek Trail.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Atlanta itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Charlotte to Atlanta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In September in Atlanta, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Orlando

— 4 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Balloon Rides. Step out of the city life by going to Ormond Beach and St. Augustine Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Orlando side-trips: Beach at Daytona Beach (in Daytona Beach), St. Augustine (Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine & Old City) and Safari Wilderness (in Lakeland). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Orlando, get a new perspective on nature at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Orlando trip app.

Fly from Atlanta to Orlando in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta in September, Orlando is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Miami

— 4 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wynwood and Art Deco Historic District. Perez Art Museum Miami and Deering Estate will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Miami's surroundings by going to Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA) (in Dania Beach) and Fort Lauderdale (Intracoastal Waterway, Las Olas Beach, &more). There's much more to do: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, kick back and relax at South Beach, stroll through Bal Harbor Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Britto Central.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Miami route planning app.

Fly from Orlando to Miami in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Miami can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

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.
Let the collections at Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and The National WWII Museum capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Garden District and The Myrtles Plantation are in your itinerary. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to Baton Rouge (North Boulevard Town Square, Louisiana's Old State Capitol, &more) and Whitney Plantation (in Wallace). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, get outside with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, and admire the striking features of Pontalba Buildings.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our New Orleans route planning website.

You can fly from Miami to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Miami in September, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 33°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Houston

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): learn about all things military at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, then get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center, then admire the masterpieces at Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Houston road trip website.

You can fly from New Orleans to Houston in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in September, expect nights in Houston to be little chillier, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Austin

— 4 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Texas State Capitol and St. Mary's Catholic Church. Escape the urban bustle at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail and Barton Creek Greenbelt. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Austin: Fredericksburg (Pioneer Museum, Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, &more) and San Antonio (The Alamo, Briscoe Western Art Museum, &more). There's much more to do: take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Elisabet Ney Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Texas Military Forces Museum.

To see where to stay and tourist information, go to the Austin trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Houston to Austin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in September, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint Louis

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, examine the collection at National Blues Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Saint Louis King Of France (The Old Cathedral ), then see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally wander the streets of Lafayette Square. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Transportation, then see the interesting displays at Fast Lane Classic Cars, and finally contemplate the long history of First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site.

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Fly from Austin to Saint Louis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Austin in September: high temperatures in Saint Louis hover around 34°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chicago

— 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Art Institute of Chicago and Chicago Riverwalk. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lakefront Trail and Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Venture out of the city with trips to Riverwalk Lot (in Naperville), South Bend (Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, &more) and Cantigny Park (in Wheaton). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Chicago River, admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, steep yourself in history at Baha'i House of Worship, and examine the collection at Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago itinerary planner.

You can fly from Saint Louis to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Saint Louis in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Chicago: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Salt Lake City

— 2 nights

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): trek along City Creek Canyon, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, engage your brain at Wheeler Historic Farm, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, and finally contemplate the long history of Assembly Hall. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Land Cruiser Heritage Museum, steep yourself in history at Beehive House, then see the interesting displays at Pioneer Memorial Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple.

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Traveling by flight from Chicago to Salt Lake City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 7th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel planner.

Fly from Salt Lake City to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in San Francisco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

Los Angeles

— 5 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.
Visit The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden (in Arcadia), Tanaka Farms (in Irvine) and Newport Beach (in Newport Beach). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, explore the landscape on two wheels at 26-Mile Bike Path, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and enjoy some diversion at California Science Center.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Volcano Lands - Private Tours and Domaine Drouhin Oregon. Take a break from the city and head to Forest Park and Mount Tabor Park. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Equestrian Wine Tours (in Carlton) and Dayton (Archery Summit Winery & Domaine Serene). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Oregon Historical Society, pause for some serene contemplation at Portland Oregon Temple & Visitors' Center, view the masterpieces at Live Laugh Love Art, and visit Alberta Street.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Portland driving holiday planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Portland by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in October, with highs in Portland at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Seattle

— 5 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 in touch with nature at Snoqualmie Falls and Hurricane Ridge. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. There's still lots to do: browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market, admire the landmark architecture of Seattle Public Library, examine the collection at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center, and see majestic marine mammals with Puget Sound Express.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle tour planning tool.

Drive from Portland to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.