60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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60 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New Bedford
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Chicago
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Columbus
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Indianapolis
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Phoenix
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Houston
— 2 nights
Drive:  14​h 15​min
7
Jacksonville
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
8
Charlotte
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Philadelphia
— 7 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
10
New York City
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: New Bedford

7
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kids will enjoy Museum of Science and Industry and Lincoln Park Zoo. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Saint Joseph (Whirlpool Compass Fountain & Silver Beach County Park). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, have some family-friendly fun at Fox in a Box Chicago, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and try out the rides at Navy Pier.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Chicago trip planner .

New Bedford to Chicago is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Bedford to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New Bedford in June, Chicago is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Chicago

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint Joseph, Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
Highlights from your plan
Fox in a Box Chicago ©
Fox in a Box Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

7
nights
Columbus

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve and Columbus Zoo. Explore Columbus' surroundings by going to Kings Island (in Mason), Rockhouse (in Logan) and Zipline (in Rockbridge). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, make a splash at Zoombezi Bay, have some family-friendly fun at EnterTRAINment Junction, and identify plant and animal life at Newark Earthworks.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Columbus itinerary planner .

You can fly from Chicago to Columbus in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Columbus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Columbus

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Rockbridge, Powell, Blacklick Woods Metro Park, National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Miami Valley Gaming
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve ©
EnterTRAINment Junction ©
EnterTRAINment Junction

5
nights
Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Bring the kids along to Exotic Feline Rescue Center and White River State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Indianapolis: Indiana University (in Bloomington), Turkey Run State Park (in Marshall) and Conner Prairie (in Fishers). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Victory Field, pause for some photo ops at Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum - Soldiers & Sailors Monument, see the interesting displays at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, and make a trip to Central Canal.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Indianapolis attractions planner.

Drive from Columbus to Indianapolis in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Indianapolis

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Turkey Run State Park, Conner Prairie, Indiana University, Exotic Feline Rescue Center
Highlights from your plan
Indianapolis Zoo ©
Indianapolis Zoo
Exotic Feline Rescue Center ©
Exotic Feline Rescue Center
Turkey Run State Park ©
Turkey Run State Park

5
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kids will enjoy McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park and Desert Botanical Garden. Step out of Phoenix with an excursion to Taliesin West in Scottsdale--about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: push the limits with an extreme tour, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Phoenix Zoo, and appreciate the history behind Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Phoenix road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Indianapolis to Phoenix in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Indianapolis in July, expect nights in Phoenix to be a bit warmer, around 85°F, while days are much hotter, around 106°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Phoenix

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Museums

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Cosanti Originals
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park ©
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
Balloon Rides

8
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center, & more). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, and get curious at California Science Center.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip app .

Getting from Phoenix to Los Angeles by combination of flight and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Phoenix to Los Angeles, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phoenix in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be little chillier, around 66°F, while days are cooler, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

2
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 15th (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, tour the pleasant surroundings at Houston Zoo, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Kemah Boardwalk and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Houston trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Houston in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Houston is 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in July, with highs in Houston at 95°F and lows at 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Houston

#Parks, #Museums, #Theme Parks

Side Trip

Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Kemah Boardwalk ©
Kemah Boardwalk
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©

4
nights
Jacksonville

Jacksonville ©
The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Kids will appreciate attractions like St. Augustine Beach and St. Augustine Wild Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jacksonville: St. Augustine (St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, St. George Street, & more), Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (in Folkston) and Fort Clinch State Park (in Fernandina Beach). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Jacksonville road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Houston to Jacksonville takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Houston to Jacksonville. In July, daily temperatures in Jacksonville can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Jacksonville

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Augustine, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Fort Clinch State Park, St. Augustine Beach
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge ©

5
nights
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Bring the kids along to North Carolina Zoo and Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville. Get out of town with these interesting Charlotte side-trips: The Lazy 5 Ranch (in Mooresville), Birkdale Village (in Huntersville) and Richard Petty Driving Experience (in Concord). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Carowinds, explore and take pictures at BB&T Ballpark, examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame, and have fun and explore at Discovery Place Science.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Charlotte tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Jacksonville to Charlotte by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Charlotte

#Museums, #Parks, #Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Huntersville, Richard Petty Driving Experience, North Carolina Zoo, The Lazy 5 Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Place Science ©
Discovery Place Science
North Carolina Zoo ©
North Carolina Zoo
The Lazy 5 Ranch ©
The Lazy 5 Ranch

7
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kids will enjoy Longwood Gardens and Wildwood Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Cape May City Beaches (in Cape May), Six Flags Great Adventure (in Jackson) and Cape May County Park & Zoo (in Cape May Court House). Pack the 30th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Sesame Place. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at Independence Hall, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, and hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Charlotte to Philadelphia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Wildwood, Sesame Place, Cape May County Park & Zoo, Cape May City Beaches, Ocean City Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Cape May County Park & Zoo ©
Cape May County Park & Zoo
Wildwood Beach ©
Wildwood Beach

8
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.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and Bronx Zoo. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, and go for a walk through The High Line.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in New York City sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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