60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 6 nights
Fly
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Homer
— 2 nights
Drive to Anchorage, Fly to Flagstaff
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Flagstaff
— 5 nights
Drive
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Santa Fe
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 5 nights
Fly to Marquette, Taxi to Munising
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Munising
— 5 nights
Taxi to Marquette, Fly to Rapid City
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Custer
— 5 nights
Drive
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Badlands National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to Sydney

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Honolulu, Oahu

— 3 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Museum-lovers will appreciate USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Battleship Missouri Memorial. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Kailua (Lanikai Beach & Kailua Beach Park). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Koko Crater Railway Trail, get interesting insight from Tours, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu vacation planner.

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Honolulu, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Honolulu, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 6 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Mauna Kea and Kanaloa Octopus Farm. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Upolu Point (in Hawi), Mau'umae Beach (in Waimea) and Rainbow Falls (in Hilo). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Manini Kapahukapu Beach, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lapakahi State Historical Park.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Kailua-Kona takes 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Homer.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Homer

— 2 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Homer Spit and Anchor River State Recreation Area. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Photography Tours and Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. When in Homer, make a side trip to see Fishing Charters & Tours in Ninilchik, approximately Ninilchik away. There's lots more to do: get advice or help at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, stroll around Bishop's Beach Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Creek Trail.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Homer online vacation maker.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Homer in 10 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kailua-Kona to Homer is 1 hour. In September, Homer is colder than Kailua-Kona - with highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Flagstaff

— 5 nights

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Escape the urban bustle at Bearizona Wildlife Park and Walnut Canyon National Monument. Explore hidden gems such as Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and Oak Creek Canyon. Change things up with these side-trips from Flagstaff: Grand Canyon National Park (Moran Point & South Kaibab Trail) and Sedona (Bell Rock & Cathedral Rock). Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Wupatki National Monument. Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Red Mountain Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Flagstaff sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Homer to Flagstaff in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Homer to Flagstaff due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Homer in September: highs in Flagstaff hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Santa Fe

— 4 nights

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Popular historic sites such as The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and Bandelier National Monument are in your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Canyon Road and New Mexico History Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Fe: San Jose de Gracia Church (in Trampas), Los Alamos Nature Center (in Los Alamos) and Fort Union National Monument (in Watrous). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, and contemplate the geological forces at Jemez Mountains.

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Getting from Flagstaff to Santa Fe by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Flagstaff in September, things will get a bit warmer in Santa Fe: highs are around 31°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Hilton Head

— 2 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Coligny Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. Kids will appreciate attractions like Speed Boats Tours and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Next up on the itinerary: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burkes Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Alder Lane Beach Access.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Hilton Head holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Hilton Head takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, Hilton Head is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 5 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Cadillac Mountain and Echo Lake Beach. Appreciate the collections at The Seal Cove Auto Museum and George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History. Step out of Bar Harbor to go to Southwest Harbor and see Wonderland Trail, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, admire all the interesting features of Park Loop Road, get interesting insight from Tours, and hike along Great Head Trail.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor trip planning tool.

You can fly from Hilton Head to Bar Harbor in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Hilton Head in September; daily highs in Bar Harbor reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Munising

— 5 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Relax by the water at Sand Point Beach and 12-Mile Beach. Attractions like Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Munising Falls make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munising: Fayette Historic State Park (in Garden), Tahquamenon Falls State Park (in Paradise) and Palms Book State Park (in Manistique). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, try for a hole-in-one at Miners Falls Mini Golf, admire the sheer force of Spray Falls, and identify plant and animal life at Hiawatha National Forest.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Munising online journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Bar Harbor to Munising takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Custer

— 5 nights
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Step out of the city life by going to Wildlife Loop Road and Presidential Trail. Kids will enjoy Sylvan Lake and Jewel Cave National Monument. Explore Custer's surroundings by going to Wind Cave National Park (Wind Cave National Park & Rankin Ridge Nature Trail) and Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Hills, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Custer trip planning website.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munising to Custer in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Munising in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Custer, with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Badlands National Park

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Loop Road and Yellow Mounds Overlook. Family-friendly places like Badlands Wall and White River Valley Overlook will thrill your kids. Spend the 16th (Wed) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. There's much more to do: hike along Door Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Roberts Prairie Dog Town, and stroll through Notch Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Badlands National Park attractions planner.

You can drive from Custer to Badlands National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Custer, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Badlands National Park, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Upper Geyser Basin make great kid-friendly stops. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Prismatic Spring and Yellowstone Lake. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Grand Loop Road, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lewis Falls.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planning tool.

Fly from Badlands National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Badlands National Park in October, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 9°C and -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Vernal Fall will get you outdoors. Family-friendly places like Yosemite Falls and Mariposa Grove will thrill your kids. Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, hike along Lembert Dome, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park vacation tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be about the same, around -2°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.