60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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60 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  6​h 45​min
1
Cannon Beach
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Bandon
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Mendocino
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
9
New York City
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
10
Steamboat Springs
— 5 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
11
Moab
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
12
Zion National Park
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Phoenix

5
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach. For shopping fun, head to Cannon Beach Bookstore or Beach Books. Change things up with these side-trips from Cannon Beach: Gleneden Beach (in Gleneden Beach), Astoria (Shallon Winery, Astoria Column, & more) and Fort Stevens State Park (in Hammond). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach, admire the majestic nature at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, take a peaceful walk through Bayocean Peninsula County Park, and examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach travel itinerary planner .

Phoenix to Cannon Beach is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Phoenix in March, you will find days in Cannon Beach are cooler (54°F), and nights are little chillier (41°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bandon.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Astoria, Seaside, Fort Stevens State Park, Manzanita Beach, Gleneden Beach
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Manzanita Beach ©
Manzanita Beach

5
nights
Bandon

Bandon ©
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Myers Creek Beach and Lone Ranch Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum and Second Street Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Bandon side-trips: Ophir Beach (in Ophir), Port Orford (Humbug Mountain State Park & Port Orford Heads State Park) and Florence (Heceta Beach & Backstreet Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Coquille Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area, hike along South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, and admire the majestic nature at Bandon State Park.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bandon online vacation planner .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Bandon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mendocino.

Things to do in Bandon

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Port Orford, Florence, Myers Creek Beach, Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area, Langlois Market
Highlights from your plan
Ophir Beach ©
Ophir Beach
Coquille Point ©
Coquille Point
Lone Ranch Beach ©
Lone Ranch Beach

4
nights
Mendocino

Mendocino ©
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Get some cultural insight at Briceland Vineyards and Husch Vineyards. Step out of the city life by going to Black Sands Beach and Point Arena - Stornetta Unit of the California Coastal National Monument. Explore Mendocino's surroundings by going to Philo (Toulouse Vineyards, Navarro Vineyards, & more) and Pennyroyal Farm (in Boonville). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Jug Handle State Reserve, head outdoors with All Aboard Adventure, kick back and relax at Glass Beach, and steep yourself in history at Ford House Museum.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mendocino day trip planning tool .

Getting from Bandon to Mendocino by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Bandon in March, expect nights in Mendocino to be about the same, around 42°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mendocino

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wineries

Side Trips

Philo, Fort Bragg, Black Sands Beach, Briceland Vineyards, Pennyroyal Farm
Highlights from your plan
Jug Handle State Reserve ©
Jug Handle State Reserve
Glass Beach ©
Glass Beach
Briceland Vineyards ©
Briceland Vineyards

5
nights
Yosemite National Park

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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Sonora Pass will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Yosemite Falls and Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Mono County Museum (in Bridgeport), Mono Lake County Park (in Lee Vining) and Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center (in Mammoth Lakes). Spend the 21st (Thu) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's still lots to do: get great views at Tunnel View, trek along May Lake Trailhead, explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, and make a trip to Pothole Dome.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park sightseeing app .

You can drive from Mendocino to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Mendocino in March, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 53°F and lows at 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center, Sonora Pass, Mono County Museum, Mono Lake County Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 24th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, then look for gifts at Sebastian General Store, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Cambria Nursery & Florist, then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, and then kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Simeon tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Simeon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, things will get a bit warmer in San Simeon: highs are around 72°F and lows about 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Cambria
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

3
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. You'll get in some beach time at Point Lobos and Asilomar State Beach. Visiting Carmel River State Beach and Seventeen Mile Drive will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, & more). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at The Cheese Shop and enjoy the sand and surf at Breakwater.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Carmel online route planner .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Carmel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from San Simeon in March, expect nights in Carmel to be somewhat warmer, around 47°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Asilomar State Beach, Breakwater
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Bodega Head. Step off the beaten path and head to Castello di Amorosa and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Porter Creek Vineyards (in Healdsburg) and Huge Bear at The Bank Tasting Saloon (in Calistoga). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online vacation planner .

Getting from Carmel to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. March in San Francisco sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Nature, #Parks, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Calistoga, Porter Creek Vineyards, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Bodega Head
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
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 The National WWII Museum and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Crosby Arboretum and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Orleans: Vacherie (Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site & Oak Alley Plantation). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street, see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, don't miss a visit to French Quarter, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to New Orleans takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 71°F in New Orleans. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vacherie, Crosby Arboretum, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Royal Street ©
Royal Street
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum

5
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co.. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the striking features of Empire State Building.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the New York City travel itinerary planner.

Getting from New Orleans to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to New York City. When traveling from New Orleans in April, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in New York City: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

5
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Head to Off the Beaten Path Bookstore and F.M. Light & Sonsfor some retail therapy. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Northwest Colorado and Wyman Living History Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway in Kremmling (about 1h 30 min away). There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort, take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls, stroll through Steamboat Powdercats, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Steamboat Springs itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from New York City to Steamboat Springs takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Steamboat Springs due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in April; daily highs in Steamboat Springs reach 52°F and lows reach 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Craig, Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway
Highlights from your plan
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Museum of Northwest Colorado ©
Museum of Northwest Colorado
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls

5
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get in touch with nature at Dead Horse Point State Park and Hurrah Pass Road. Appreciate the collections at Tom Till Gallery and Gallery Moab LCA. Get out of town with these interesting Moab side-trips: Canyonlands National Park (The Maze & Confluence Overlook Trail) and Arches National Park (Broken Arch, Delicate Arch, & more). Make the 19th (Fri) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's much more to do: trek along Hidden Valley Trail, stroll through Moab Brand Trails, take a memorable tour with Tours, and look for gifts at Sandstone Gallery.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Moab itinerary site .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Steamboat Springs to Moab in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in April, things will get a bit warmer in Moab: highs are around 67°F and lows about 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Moab

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

6
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
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 Angel's Landing and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Narrows and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Explore Zion National Park's surroundings by going to The Rock Stop (in Orderville) and Kanab (Heritage House & Paria River Canyon). Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Zion National Park. Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at East Rim Trail. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Many Pools Trail and take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park visit planning app .

You can drive from Moab to Zion National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In April in Zion National Park, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Kanab, The Rock Stop
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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