60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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60 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Kanab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
7
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
10
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
Washington DC
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
12
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
13
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
14
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
15
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
16
Austin
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
17
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and Bodega Dunes make great kid-friendly stops. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco sightseeing planner.

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, Bodega Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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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.
Kids will enjoy Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. The Mob Museum and Titanic will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Overton to see Valley of Fire State Park about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with The Strip, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas road trip app .

Getting from San Francisco to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 45°C to lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kanab.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

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night
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Kanab Heritage Museum, take an in-depth tour of Heritage House, then get a taste of the local shopping with Raven's Heart Gallery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kanab online travel route planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Kanab by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Kanab. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Kanab, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Museums Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Kanab Heritage House Musuem ©
Kanab Heritage House Musuem
Kanab Heritage Museum ©
Kanab Heritage Museum

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nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Get in touch with nature at Zion National Park and Angel's Landing. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Narrows and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park holiday builder site .

Getting from Kanab to Zion National Park by car takes about 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Visiting North Kaibab Trail and South Kaibab Trail will get you outdoors. On the 31st (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Powell Point, and trek along Rim Trail.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Zion National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Escape the urban bustle at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Let the collections at RedRock Astronomy and Gallery Moab LCA capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Moab to Arches National Park to see Delicate Arch about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, shop like a local with Tom Till Gallery, grab your bike and head to Double Down Bike Shop, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Moab vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab takes 5.5 hours. In September, Moab is somewhat warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 34°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Delicate Arch
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
River Rafting & Tubing

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nights
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.
Visit Garden District and St. Louis Cathedral for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at The National WWII Museum and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: Vacherie (Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site & Oak Alley Plantation) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Royal Street, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, and stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Moab to New Orleans in 8.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Moab to New Orleans. Expect warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Moab in September, with lows around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vacherie, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and Lotz House Museum. Get some historical perspective at Belle Meade Plantation and Carnton. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, examine the collection at RCA Studio B, and explore the galleries of The Parthenon.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nashville itinerary planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Nashville by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for much colder nights in Nashville, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Carnton ©
Carnton
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

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nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then take an in-depth tour of Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter Catholic Church, then meet the residents at Memphis Zoo, and then try your luck at Southland Park Gaming and Racing.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Memphis journey builder app .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Nashville in September since evenings lows in Memphis dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Southland Park Gaming and Racing
Highlights from your plan
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kids will enjoy Weko Park and Museum of Science and Industry. Get a sense of the local culture at The Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park. Explore Chicago's surroundings by going to La Porte County Historical Society Museum (in LaPorte) and Saint Joseph (Whirlpool Compass Fountain & Silver Beach County Park). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Field Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chicago trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Memphis to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Memphis in September, with highs in Chicago at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint Joseph, Weko Park, La Porte County Historical Society Museum
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
The Field Museum ©
The Field Museum
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gettysburg National Military Park and Arlington National Cemetery. Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to George Washington's Mount Vernon in Mount Vernon--about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and appreciate the history behind Korean War Veterans Memorial.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Gettysburg, George Washington's Mount Vernon
Highlights from your plan

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Cape May Lighthouse and Independence Hall are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll get in some beach time at Cape May City Beaches and Stone Harbor Point. Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to Cape May (World War II Lookout Tower & Emlen Physick Estate), Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of Liberty Bell Center, and take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia road trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape May, Stone Harbor Point, Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Highlights from your plan
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Cape May Lighthouse ©
Cape May Lighthouse
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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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.
Bring the kids along to The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, wander the streets of Times Square, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read New York City online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in New York City sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

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

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Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Universal's Islands of Adventure. Step out of Orlando with an excursion to Ron Jon Surf Shop in Cocoa Beach--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando road trip site .

Fly from New York City to Orlando in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in October, things will get a bit warmer in Orlando: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Ron Jon Surf Shop
Highlights from your plan
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park ©
Fishing Charters & Tours
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of the Pacific War and Agave Gallery Fine Art. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mission San Jose and San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. Take a break from San Antonio with a short trip to Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site in Fredericksburg, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns and explore the galleries of The Alamo.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio vacation builder tool .

Fly from Orlando to San Antonio in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Orlando in October since evenings lows in San Antonio dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Fredericksburg
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Texas State Capitol and Bullock Texas State History Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Enchanted Rock State Natural Area and Topsey Exotic Ranch & Drive Thru Safari. When in Austin, make a side trip to see Science Mill in Johnson City, approximately 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Austin online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Science Mill, Topsey Exotic Ranch & Drive Thru Safari, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library

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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 will appeal to museum buffs. Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Pier. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, approximately 38 minutes away.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Austin to Los Angeles takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. October in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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