60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
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Custer
— 3 nights
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Anchorage
— 5 nights
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Juneau
— 4 nights
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Seattle
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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San Diego
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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Sedona
— 5 nights
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Page
— 3 nights
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Moab
— 6 nights
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Denver
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Badlands National Park

— 2 nights
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Attractions like Big Badlands Overlook and Yellow Mounds Overlook make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Loop Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Panorama Point Overlook, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bigfoot Pass Overlook, and hike along Door Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Badlands National Park trip planner.

Atlanta to Badlands National Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Badlands National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in May, expect Badlands National Park to be little chillier, temps between 70°F and 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Custer.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Custer

— 3 nights
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Attractions like Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Needles Eye Tunnel make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Custer with a short trip to Black Hills Helicopters in Keystone, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail, explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, admire all the interesting features of Needles Highway, and cruise along Iron Mountain Road.

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You can drive from Badlands National Park to Custer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Badlands National Park in May, things will get a bit cooler in Custer: highs are around 59°F and lows about 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Anchorage.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Anchorage

— 5 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.
Bring the kids along to Alaska Native Heritage Center and Seward Hwy. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, contemplate the long history of Oscar Anderson House Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Anchorage online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Custer to Anchorage takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. May in Anchorage sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Juneau

— 4 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Family-friendly places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center will thrill your kids. Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay, stop by Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC, explore the world behind art at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, and admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Juneau day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Anchorage to Juneau takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Juneau are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Seattle

— 6 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.
Bring the kids along to Space Needle and The Museum of Flight. Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Olympic National Park (Hurricane Ridge, Murhut Falls, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and look and learn at Pacific Science Center.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Seattle travel route builder tool.

You can fly from Juneau to Seattle in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference moving from Alaska Standard Time (AKST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is 1 hour. In May, Seattle is a bit warmer than Juneau - with highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco journey maker site.

Getting from Seattle to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can fly to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trip

San Diego

— 6 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Diego journey planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to San Diego takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Museums

Los Angeles

— 6 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disney California Adventure Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles holiday builder app.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: highs in Los Angeles hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can fly to Sedona.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Nightlife

Side Trips

Sedona

— 5 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Off-Road Tours and Bear Mountain Trail. Go for a jaunt from Sedona to Camp Verde to see Predator Zip Lines about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: shake up your sightseeing with CenterFocus Experiences, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hog Wash Trail, explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, and take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

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Getting from Los Angeles to Sedona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in June; daily highs in Sedona reach 94°F and lows reach 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Page

— 3 nights

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Bring the kids along to Navajo Bridge and Photography Tours. When in Page, make a side trip to see Coyote Buttes in Big Water, approximately Big Water away. The adventure continues: find your balance on the water with Lake Powell Paddleboards and Kayaks, explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, explore the activities along Lake Powell, and take some stellar pictures from Horseshoe Bend.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Page trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Sedona to Page in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June in Page, expect temperatures between 96°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Page

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Moab

— 6 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Family-friendly places like Arches National Park and Off-Road Tours will thrill your kids. Explore Moab's surroundings by going to Canyonlands National Park (Island in the Sky & Mesa Arch). The adventure continues: take the plunge with Skydive Moab, get outside with Canyonlands Ballooning, get some thrills on the water with Moab Jett, and admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

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Getting from Page to Moab by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Traveling from Page in June, expect little chillier with lows of 61°F in Moab. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Denver

— 3 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Attractions like Carousel of Happiness and A Wanderlust Adventure make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to The EDGE Ziplines & Adventures (in Castle Rock), Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City) and Rabbit Hole Recreation Services - Escape Rooms (in Louisville). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Colorado Model Railroad Museum, get engrossed in the history at Littleton Museum, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Healing Waters Mind and Body Float Studio.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip site.

Do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Denver in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Moab in June, expect Denver to be a bit cooler, temps between 83°F and 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 4 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Family-friendly places like Garden of the Gods and Penrose Heritage Museum will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: Cañon City (Skyline Drive, River Rafting & Tubing, &more). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, surround yourself with nature on Colorado Wolf Adventures, and get a tailor-made plan with Manitou Springs Adventures, High Country Excursions.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planning tool.

Drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · 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.

Alaska travel guide

4.5
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Fishing Charters & Tours
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.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.

Colorado travel guide

4.3
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.