60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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60 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Chicago
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
2
Ouray
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Moab
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Lindsborg
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
10
Austin
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
12
Tallahassee
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
13
West Palm Beach
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
14
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
End: Ottawa

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Step off the beaten path and head to Silver Beach County Park and Lions Park Beach. Get outdoors at Grand Mere State Park and Bender Park Waterfront. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chicago: Weko Park (in Bridgman), St. Julian Winery-Union Pier (in Union Pier) and Kishwauketoe Conservancy (in Williams Bay). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago online trip itinerary planner .

Ottawa, Canada to Chicago is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ottawa to Chicago. Traveling from Ottawa in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Chicago: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Ouray.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saint Joseph, Grand Mere State Park, Weko Park, St. Julian Winery-Union Pier, Kishwauketoe Conservancy
Highlights from your plan
Silver Beach County Park ©
Silver Beach County Park
Grand Mere State Park ©
Grand Mere State Park
Lions Park Beach ©
Lions Park Beach

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Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Sweety's Wildlife Preserve Art Zoo and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Visiting Dennis Weaver Memorial Park and Animas Forks will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Ouray side-trips: Telluride (Ophir Pass Trail & Black Bear Pass) and Museum of the Mountain West (in Montrose). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Ouray County Museum, steep yourself in history at Yankee Girl Mine, head outdoors with Imogene Pass, and hike along Cascade Falls Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ouray day trip tool .

Getting from Chicago to Ouray by combination of flight, bus, and taxi takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Ouray due to the time zone difference. In June, Ouray is a bit cooler than Chicago - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Telluride, Dennis Weaver Memorial Park, Museum of the Mountain West, Sweety's Wildlife Preserve Art Zoo, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Highlights from your plan
Cascade Falls Park ©
Cascade Falls Park
Museum of the Mountain West ©
Museum of the Mountain West

4
nights
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Balcony House and Long House. Get some cultural insight at Cliff Palace and Spruce Tree House. Change things up with these side-trips from Mesa Verde National Park: Cortez (Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum & Hovenweep National Monument), The Anasazi Heritage Center (in Dolores) and Durango (Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum & River Rafting & Tubing). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Bluff Fort Historic Site, delve into the distant past at Far View Sites, and make a trip to Park Point.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park tour builder .

You can drive from Ouray to Mesa Verde National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Ouray in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mesa Verde National Park: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Durango, Cortez, The Anasazi Heritage Center, Bluff Fort Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
The Anasazi Heritage Center ©
The Anasazi Heritage Center
Hovenweep National Monument ©
Hovenweep National Monument

5
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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Colorado National Monument. Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Swasey's Beach. Explore Moab's surroundings by going to Island in the Sky (in Canyonlands National Park) and Arches National Park (Delicate Arch & Devils Garden Trailhead). Make the 16th (Sun) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. It doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Moab travel tool .

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Moab in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June, expect Moab to be somewhat warmer, temps between 41°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Island in the Sky, Swasey's Beach, Colorado National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Devils Garden Trailhead ©
Devils Garden Trailhead

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nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and Fairyland Loop Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area and Peek-A-Boo Loop. Venture out of the city with trips to Red Canyon Trails Powell Ranger District Dixie National Forest (in Panguitch) and Escalante Heritage Center (in Escalante). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Point, hike along Rim Trail, and cruise along Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip builder tool .

Getting from Moab to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and car. Traveling from Moab in June, you will find days in Bryce Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are much colder (5°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Escalante, Red Canyon Trails Powell Ranger District Dixie National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and Zion National Park. Visiting Zion Shuttle and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Worthington Gallery in Springdale (about 30 minutes away). Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at The Narrows. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing and take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in June, with highs in Zion National Park at 40°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Worthington Gallery, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach and then kick back and relax at Manhattan Beach. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Zion National Park to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Zion National Park to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zion National Park in June, you will find days in Los Angeles are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 1st (Mon), examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then see the interesting displays at Heard Museum. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Goldfield Ghost Town, get a taste of the local shopping with Old Town Scottsdale, and then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Phoenix travel route site .

Fly from Los Angeles to Phoenix in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Phoenix: temperatures range from 49°C by day to 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Lindsborg.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Goldfield Ghost Town, Old Town Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Goldfield Ghost Town ©
Goldfield Ghost Town
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum

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Lindsborg

Lindsborg ©
Lindsborg is a city in McPherson County, Kansas, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Quivira National Wildlife Refuge and Maxwell Wildlife Refuge. Get a sense of the local culture at Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery and Strataca. Explore Lindsborg's surroundings by going to Fort Harker Museum Complex (in Kanopolis), Cosmosphere (in Hutchinson) and Lucas (Grassroots Art Center & Garden of Eden). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Small World Gallery, learn about all things military at Fort Larned National Historic Site, see the interesting displays at Smoky Hill Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Hillboro Museums.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lindsborg tour itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Phoenix to Lindsborg with the Route module. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Phoenix in July: high temperatures in Lindsborg hover around 40°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Lindsborg

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Hutchinson, Lucas, Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, Fort Harker Museum Complex, Smoky Hill Museum
Highlights from your plan
Strataca ©
Strataca
Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad
Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad
Cosmosphere ©
Cosmosphere

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
St. Mary's Catholic Church and Texas State Capitol will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Enchanted Rock State Natural Area and Wildseed Farms. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Austin: Wedding Oak Winery (in San Saba), Calais Winery (in Hye) and Fredericksburg (Chisholm Trail Winery, National Museum of the Pacific War, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, see the interesting displays at The Pharmacy and Medical Museum of Texas, and learn about winemaking at Fiesta Winery.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lindsborg to Austin. In July, daytime highs in Austin are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Cuero, Calais Winery, Fiesta Vineyard & Winery, St. Mary's Church of the Assumption
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Wildseed Farms ©
Wildseed Farms

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Wedell-Williams Memorial Aviation & Cypress Sawmill Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Oak Alley Plantation and Garden District. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Orleans: Evergreen Plantation (in Edgard), Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle) and Wedell-Williams Aviation and Cypress Sawmill Museum (in Patterson). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Assumption, stroll through New Orleans City Park, and stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planning site .

You can fly from Austin to New Orleans in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Austin in July: highs in New Orleans hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tallahassee.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Vacherie, Wedell-Williams Aviation and Cypress Sawmill Museum, Nottoway Plantation, Evergreen Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Evergreen Plantation ©
Evergreen Plantation
Nottoway Plantation ©
Nottoway Plantation

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Tallahassee

Tallahassee ©
Tallahassee is the capital of the U.S. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hagens Cove and Frost Pottery Garden. Get outdoors at Keylypso of West Palm Beach and Mashes Sands Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tallahassee: Carrabelle Beach (in Carrabelle), Mexico Beach (in Mexico Beach) and Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (in Eastpoint).

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tallahassee road trip site .

You can fly from New Orleans to Tallahassee in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in July, expect nights in Tallahassee to be a bit cooler, around 27°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to West Palm Beach.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mexico Beach, Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, Keylypso of West Palm Beach, Mashes Sands Beach, Hagens Cove Clothing Optional Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mexico Beach ©
Mexico Beach
Hagens Cove Clothing Optional Beach ©

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West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach ©
With a warm climate and sandy stretches, it's no surprise that West Palm Beach is a popular vacation spot.
Escape the urban bustle at Lion Country Safari and Peanut Island Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Loggerhead Marinelife Center and Santa Lucea Beach. Explore West Palm Beach's surroundings by going to Sawgrass Mills (in Sunrise) and Waveland Beach (in Jensen Beach). Fill the 21st (Sun) with the natural beauty at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our West Palm Beach trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tallahassee to West Palm Beach in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, tram, and train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in West Palm Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sawgrass Mills, Waveland Beach, Lion Country Safari, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Peanut Island Park
Highlights from your plan
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park ©
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
Loggerhead Marinelife Center ©
Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Peanut Island Park ©
Peanut Island Park

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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.
Visit Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site for their historical value. Visit Cupsogue Beach County Park and Meschutt Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Milford (Gulf Beach & Walnut Beach), William Floyd Estate (in Mastic Beach) and 8th Ave Jetty (in Asbury Park). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Ponquogue Beach, do a tasting at Paumanok Vineyards, and stroll through Bay Head Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read New York City trip maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from West Palm Beach to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from West Palm Beach in July, things will get a bit cooler in New York City: highs are around 35°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Hampton Bays, Milford, Hyde Park, Paumanok Vineyards, Bedell Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Ponquogue Beach ©
Ponquogue Beach

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