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 15​min
2
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Moab
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
12
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
13
Kanab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
14
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
15
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
16
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
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. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Step out of San Francisco to go to Calistoga and see Castello di Amorosa, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco visit planning site .

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. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in August, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

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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Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour. Get in touch with nature at Dungeness River Audubon Center and Duthie Hill Park. Step out of Seattle to go to Sequim and see Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout, which is approximately 2 hours away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, look for all kinds of wild species at Mercer Slough Nature Park, and take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

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

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Seattle

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sequim, Boeing Future of Flight, Duthie Hill Park, Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Weko Park and La Porte County Historical Society Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at The Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint Joseph (Whirlpool Compass Fountain & Silver Beach County Park). The adventure continues: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry and examine the collection at The Field Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip planner .

You can fly from Seattle to Chicago in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Seattle in August since evenings lows in Chicago dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like American Museum of Natural History and Times Square. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, make a trip to Empire State Building, take an in-depth tour of Ellis Island, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to New York City due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

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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nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Escape the urban bustle at Cape May City Beaches and Stone Harbor Point. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cape May Lighthouse and Independence Hall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Cape May (World War II Lookout Tower & Emlen Physick Estate), Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip planner .

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to 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 6th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cape May, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Stone Harbor Point, Longwood Gardens
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

4
nights
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 the less-touristy side of things at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and Gettysburg National Military Park. Family-friendly places like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, and get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Washington DC day trip site .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Gettysburg
Highlights from your plan

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Garden District and St. Louis Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Jackson Square. Step out of New Orleans to go to Vacherie and see Oak Alley Plantation, which is approximately 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, wander the streets of Royal Street, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to New Orleans in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Washington DC in September, with lows around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vacherie, St. Joseph Church and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Appreciate the collections at National Museum of the Pacific War and LBJ Presidential Library. Explore hidden gems such as Texas State Capitol and The Escape Game Austin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Austin: Enchanted Rock State Natural Area (in Fredericksburg) and Texcetera (in Johnson City). It doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum and Head underground at Inner Space Cavern.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Austin trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from New Orleans to Austin by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Austin, with highs around 39°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Inner Space Cavern, Texcetera
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns and then examine the collection at Toilet Seat Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Antonio tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Toilet Seat Museum
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral ©
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City day trip tool .

Getting from San Antonio to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to Salt Lake City. Traveling from San Antonio in September, expect Salt Lake City to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle

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nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get a sense of the local culture at RedRock Astronomy and Gallery Moab LCA. Get outdoors at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Delicate Arch. Make the 22nd (Sun) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Tom Till Gallery, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Double Down Bike Shop.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Moab vacation builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Moab in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

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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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Bring the kids along to Bryce Amphitheatre and Rim Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and Horseback Riding Tours. Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Fairyland Loop Trail. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Wall Street.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Moab to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. In September, Bryce Canyon National Park is little chillier than Moab - with highs of 24°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre
Wall Street ©
Wall Street

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Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. On the 29th (Sun), hike along Squaw Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and then shop like a local with Raven's Heart Gallery.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kanab online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab in 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September: high temperatures in Kanab hover around 34°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Trails Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Raven's Heart Gallery ©
Raven's Heart Gallery

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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 Zion Shuttle. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Angel's Landing and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Step out of Zion National Park with an excursion to Maynard Dixon Living History Museum in Mount Carmel--about 54 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring nature at The Narrows.

Find out how to plan Zion National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from Kanab to Zion National Park in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Maynard Dixon Living History Museum
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.
Get in touch with nature at North Kaibab Trail and Rim Trail. On the 5th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Powell Point.

Discover how to plan a Grand Canyon National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park with the Route module. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Zion National Park in October: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 22°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Mob Museum and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. Change things up with a short trip to Helicopter Tours in Boulder City (about 34 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with The Strip, take an in-depth tour of Titanic, make a trip to Bellagio Fountains, and examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Helicopter Tours, 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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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. There's more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

You can plan Los Angeles trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. 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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