60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner
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Atlantic City
— 7 nights
Fly
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Aspen
— 7 nights
Drive
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Aztec
— 4 nights
Drive
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Apache Junction
— 7 nights
Fly to Los Angeles, Ferry to Avalon
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Avalon
— 3 nights
Ferry to Long Beach, Tram to Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
— 11 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 1 night
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Juneau
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Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly
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Skagway
— 2 nights
Fly
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 2 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 2 nights
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Fly to Anchorage, Bus to C Street & 7Th Avenue Ssw, Train to Denali National Park and Preserve
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
Fly
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Fairbanks
— 2 nights
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Atlantic City — 7 nights

America's Favorite Playground

The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
Explore hidden gems such as Jersey Shore Alpacas and Barnegat Lighthouse State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Atlantic City side-trips: Beach Haven (Black Pearl Pirate Tours & Thundering Surf Waterpark), Viking Village, Inc. (in Barnegat Light) and Cape May (Cape May Fire Department Museum, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at North Wildwood Beach, steep yourself in history at Lucy the Elephant, take a stroll through Downtown Ocean City, and sample the tasty concoctions at Cape May Brewing Company.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Atlantic City vacation app.

New York City to Atlantic City is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Atlantic City, with lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Aspen.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks
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Aspen — 7 nights

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rocky Mountains and Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aspen: Glenwood Springs (Horseback Riding Tours, River Rafting & Tubing, &more), Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn (in Carbondale) and Beaver Creek Ski Area (in Beaver Creek). There's much more to do: grab your bike and head to Rio Grande Trail, take in the pleasant sights at Vail Pass Path, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Aspen travel route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Atlantic City to Aspen takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlantic City to Aspen is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Atlantic City in August; daily highs in Aspen reach 77°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Aztec.
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Aztec — 4 nights

Aztec is a city and county seat of San Juan County, New Mexico, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Long House and Aztec Ruins National Monument. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aztec: Wines of the San Juan (in Blanco), Chaco Culture National Historical Park (in Nageezi) and Navajo State Park (in Arboles). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Petroglyph Point Hike, examine the collection at Aztec Museum and Pioneer Village, make a trip to Step House, and immerse yourself in nature at Navajo Lake State Park (Pine).

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Aztec trip builder website.

You can drive from Aspen to Aztec in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Aspen in August, with highs in Aztec at 88°F and lows at 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Apache Junction.
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Apache Junction — 7 nights

Apache Junction is a city in Maricopa and Pinal counties in the state of Arizona. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mogollon Rim and Apache Trail Scenic Drive. Venture out of the city with trips to Payson (Shoofly Indian Archaeological Site, Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, &more), Biosphere 2 (in Oracle) and Picacho (Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch & Hunter Trail). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Besh Ba Gowah, see the interesting displays at Superstition Mountain Museum, stop by Pickle Barrel Trading Post, and admire the majestic nature at Lost Dutchman State Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Apache Junction itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Aztec to Apache Junction takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Aztec in August: high temperatures in Apache Junction hover around 100°F and lows are around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Avalon.
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Avalon — 3 nights

Avalon is the only incorporated city on Santa Catalina Island of the California Channel Islands, and the southernmost city in Los Angeles County. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Catalina Island Museum and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Airport in the Sky, head off the coast to Catalina Island Conservancy, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Avalon Canyon, and stroll through Hermit Gulch Trail Loop.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Avalon attractions app.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Apache Junction to Avalon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, tram, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, tram, and ferry. Traveling from Apache Junction to Avalon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Apache Junction in August, plan for much colder days in Avalon, with highs around 78°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 11 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 Del Mar Race Track and Shoreline Park. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat (in Ventura), Santa Barbara (Moreton Bay Fig Tree, Santa Barbara Harbor, &more) and Oxnard Beach Park (in Oxnard). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Windansea Beach, kick back and relax at Del Mar City Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Avenue, and take a leisurely stroll along Main Beach.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of ferry and tram from Avalon to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Avalon in August, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Ketchikan.
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Side Trips

Ketchikan — 3 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Potlatch Totem Park and Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Totem Heritage Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, identify plant and animal life at Misty Fjords National Monument, and immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ketchikan itinerary maker website.

Getting from Los Angeles to Ketchikan by combination of flight and ferry takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in Ketchikan to be a bit cooler, around 50°F, while days are much colder, around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sitka.
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Sitka — 1 night

The City and Borough of Sitka, formerly Novo-Arkhangelsk, or New Archangel under Russian rule, is a unified city-borough located on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean (part of the Alaska Panhandle), in the U.S. state of Alaska. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): meet the residents at Fortress of the Bear, then identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sitka route planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Sitka can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.
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Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Juneau — 3 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Explore hidden gems such as Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure and Inside Passage. Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, stroll through Mendenhall Glacier, and take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Juneau trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sitka to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September in Juneau, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Skagway.
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Skagway — 2 nights

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Jewell Gardens, then stroll the grounds of Gold Rush Cemetery, and finally stop by Skagway Alaska Downtown. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Red Onion Saloon Brothel Museum, steep yourself in history at State Street and Broadway Street, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point Wilderness Safari.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Skagway online itinerary planner.

Fly from Juneau to Skagway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Skagway can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Anchorage.
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Anchorage — 3 nights

The City of Lights and Flowers

Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Explore hidden gems such as Cook Inlet and Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel. Go for a jaunt from Anchorage to Whittier to see Boat Tours & Water Sports about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Portage Glacier, get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, and examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Anchorage trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Skagway to Anchorage takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Anchorage are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Seward.
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Seward — 2 nights

Alaska Starts Here

For most visitors to this part of the world, the wild part of Alaska starts at Seward, a small port city that takes advantage of the region's natural beauty.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center, then contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay, and finally explore the striking landscape at Exit Glacier. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then explore the striking landscape of Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Seward planning website.

Getting from Anchorage to Seward by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Seward can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Homer.
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Homer — 2 nights

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Homer Spit, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then examine the collection at Pratt Museum, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): get advice or help at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Homer day trip site.

Drive from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Homer, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.
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Denali National Park and Preserve — 2 nights

The 2.43 million hectares (6 million acres) of Denali National Park include low taiga forest, high-alpine tundra, and snowcapped mountains, all of which lead up to Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali and then look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Denali National Park and Preserve trip website.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Homer to Denali National Park and Preserve in 8.5 hours. September in Denali National Park and Preserve sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can fly to Fairbanks.
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Fairbanks — 2 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, then learn more about the world around you at University of Alaska Museum of the North, and finally make a trip to Alyeska Pipeline Viewing Point.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Fairbanks journey planning website.

Getting from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Fairbanks, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
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Phoenix & Central Arizona travel guide

4.4
Gardens · Specialty Museums · Golf Courses

Alaska travel guide

4.7
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Wildlife Areas
The Last Frontier
The country's largest state, Alaska is also its least densely populated. America's final frontier, the state lies on the Arctic Circle and features some of the highest mountains in the United States. Today, several million people flock annually to the state's pristine wilderness areas, which shelter a diverse plant and animal life and offer a great selection of things to do. Tailor-made for adventurous types wishing to leave civilization behind, Alaska can also be an extremely expensive vacation destination, with few transportation options and much of its land accessible only by plane or helicopter.
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