60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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60 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  4​h
1
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
9
Washington DC
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
10
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
11
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
12
Boston
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
13
Provincetown
— 6 nights
+3
ferry + foot + bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Detroit

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
The Art Institute of Chicago and The Field Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Millennium Park and Basilica of the Sacred Heart. There's lots more to do: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, contemplate the long history of Pleasant Home, and admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Chicago journey planner .

Detroit to Chicago is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Chicago is minus 1 hour. July in Chicago sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oak Park, Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace

5
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Yellowstone National Park with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, about 1h 25 min away. On the 6th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the activities along Lake Butte Overlook, hike along Artist Point, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Chicago, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
S Rim Trail ©
S Rim Trail

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then wander the streets of Bellevue Square, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and finally explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Pioneer Square, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and then make a trip to Space Needle.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Bellevue Square
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. Get some historical perspective at Twin Peaks and Fort Point. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Gracianna Winery (in Healdsburg) and Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards (in St. Helena). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through The Castro, walk around Golden Gate Park, and take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, Gracianna Winery
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

6
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark and Parsons Memorial. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Panorama Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, and stroll around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Valley Chapel ©
Yosemite Valley Chapel
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

6
nights
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.
The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Hollyhock House. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Montana Avenue (in Santa Monica) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Pack the 28th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

4
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and The Mob Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for much warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 104°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Casinos Parks

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then take a stroll through Garden District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street, then make a trip to French Quarter, then don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary builder app .

Fly from Las Vegas to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 82°F, while days are slightly colder, around 82°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

4
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Air and Space Museum and Washington National Cathedral. Gettysburg National Military Park and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Little Round Top (in Gettysburg) and Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, gain insight at Georgetown University, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC road trip planning app .

You can fly from New Orleans to Washington DC in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in August, Washington DC is a bit cooler at night with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, Antietam National Battlefield, Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Valley Forge National Historical Park and Elfreth's Alley. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Independence Hall and Philadelphia Museum of Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, explore the different monuments and memorials at Christ Church, contemplate the long history of Washington Square Park, and wander the streets of Rittenhouse Square.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip builder app .

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Valley Forge National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

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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.
Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Times Square, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read New York City trip planner .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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nights
Boston

Boston ©
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.
Visit Marginal Way Walkway and Beavertail Lighthouse and Park for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House and Mount Auburn Cemetery. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park, get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Boston trip itinerary builder .

Getting from New York City to Boston by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in August, plan for little chillier nights in Boston, with lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Provincetown.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cambridge, Nubble Lighthouse, Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, Beavertail Lighthouse and Park, Marginal Way Walkway
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery

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Provincetown

Provincetown ©
A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edward Gorey House and Hoxie House. Heritage Museums & Gardens and Highfield Hall & Gardens are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Provincetown's surroundings by going to Eastham (Captain Penniman House, Nauset Light Beach, & more), Sandwich Glass Museum (in Sandwich) and Nauset Beach (in Orleans). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Cape Cod National Seashore, stroll through Corn Hill Beach, appreciate the history behind Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, and do a tasting at Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Provincetown trip itinerary builder tool .

Ride a ferry from Boston to Provincetown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Provincetown

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Eastham, Sandwich, Cape Cod National Seashore, Edward Gorey House, Highfield Hall & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Edward Gorey House ©
Edward Gorey House
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens

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