60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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60 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Train:  30​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
5
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 15​min
7
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5​h
8
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  12​h 15​min
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
12
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h
13
Falmouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
14
Eastham
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Newark

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Ponquogue Beach and Bronx Zoo. Kids will enjoy The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville), Fire Island National Seashore (in Patchogue) and Belmar Beach (in Belmar). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and choose your vessel at Narwhal Yacht Charters.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our New York City route planner.

Newark to New York City is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. July in New York City sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, Fire Island National Seashore, Belmar Beach, Duke Farms, Ponquogue Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

5
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get in touch with nature at Hayden Valley and Yellowstone Lake. Family-friendly places like Grand Loop Road and Gibbon Falls will thrill your kids. Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Old Faithful Visitor Education Center. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, explore the striking landscape of Fairy Falls, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around 38°F, while days are slightly colder, around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

5
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.
Visit Santa Monica Pier and Olvera Street for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Oak Canyon Nature Center) and Santa Monica (Bergamot Station, Santa Monica Mountains, & more). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: highs in Los Angeles hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, then kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Manoa Falls, look for gifts at Shimazu Shave ice, then identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and finally kick back and relax at Kailua Beach Park.

Start your trip to Honolulu by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of tram and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Honolulu. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Honolulu, with lows of 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

2
nights
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
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.
Family-friendly places like Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Alaska Zoo will thrill your kids. Get outdoors at Chugach National Forest and Flattop Mountain Trail. Make the 18th (Sat) an awe-inspiring day at Chugach State Park. There's lots more to do: deepen your understanding at Alaska Native Heritage Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, look for gifts at Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall, and see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Anchorage driving holiday site .

Do a combination of flight and car from Honolulu to Anchorage in 9.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Honolulu to Anchorage. In August, Anchorage is cooler than Honolulu - with highs of 66°F and lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center

3
nights
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.
Pioneer Square and West Point Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. We've included these beaches for you: Alki Beach and Tolmie State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Seahurst Beach Park (in Burien), Picnic Point Park (in Edmonds) and Olympic National Park (Hood Canal, Murhut Falls, & more). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, explore and take pictures at Safeco Field, and don't miss a visit to Space Needle.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Seattle online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Seattle in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train. The time zone changes from Alaska Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, Seattle is somewhat warmer than Anchorage - with highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Lake Cushman, Tolmie State Park, Picnic Point Park, Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

4
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Family-friendly places like River Rafting & Tubing and Goat Lick Overlook will thrill your kids. Take a break from the city and head to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Iceberg Lake Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to The Wilderness Club (in Eureka) and The Polebridge Mercantile (in Polebridge). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Grinnell Glacier, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, explore the activities along Hidden Lake, and trek along Highline Trail.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park sightseeing tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 48°F in Glacier National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

West Glacier, Wilderness Club, The Polebridge Mercantile
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Relax by the water at Fort Funston National Park and China Beach. For shopping fun, head to Union Square or City Lights Booksellers. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa), Limantour Beach (in Point Reyes National Seashore) and Rockaway Beach (in Pacifica). There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through SoMa, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online route builder .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to San Francisco in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pescadero, Wine Tours & Tastings, Rockaway Beach, Limantour Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

6
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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 Tuolumne Meadows and Lembert Dome will get you outdoors. Kids will enjoy Nature Center at Happy Isles and Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve. Step out of Yosemite National Park with an excursion to Bodie State Historic Park in Bridgeport--about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park tour builder site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bodie State Historic Park, Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

5
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Yavapai Geology Museum. Escape the urban bustle at North Kaibab Trail and Grand Canyon National Park. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Toroweap Point, look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, and trek along Rim Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. In September in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, shop like a local with The Strip, then see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, then see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip planning website .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 71°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 93°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Tidal Basin. Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery of Art and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Baltimore (Horseshoe Casino & Fell's Point), Gettysburg (Devils Den, Gettysburg National Military Park, & more) and McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area (in Poolesville). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, meet the residents at National Zoological Park, contemplate the long history of Old Town, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC travel planning website .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Washington DC takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas to Washington DC, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in September, with highs in Washington DC at 82°F and lows at 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Falmouth.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Baltimore, Old Town, Breezy Point Beach, McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area
Highlights from your plan
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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Falmouth

Falmouth ©
Falmouth is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States; Barnstable County is coextensive with Cape Cod. Kids will appreciate attractions like Craigville Beach and Katama Beach/ South Beach. You'll explore and learn at Heritage Museums & Gardens and Pairpoint Glass Works. Change things up with these side-trips from Falmouth: Edgartown Lighthouse (in Edgartown), Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge (in Middletown) and Plymouth (Brewster Gardens, Plymouth Rock, & more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Old Silver Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shining Sea Bikeway, enjoy the sea views from Nobska Point Lighthouse, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Falmouth road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Falmouth in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in September; daily highs in Falmouth reach 73°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Eastham.

Things to do in Falmouth

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Plymouth, Edgartown, Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, Pairpoint Glass Works, Craigville Beach
Highlights from your plan
Old Silver Beach ©
Old Silver Beach
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Craigville Beach ©
Craigville Beach

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Eastham

Eastham ©
Eastham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. Museum-lovers will appreciate Edward Gorey House and John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chatham Lighthouse and Captain Penniman House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Eastham: Seagull Beach (in West Yarmouth), Corn Hill Beach (in Truro) and Sea Street Beach (in Dennis Port). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nauset Beach, stop by Chatham Pier and Fish Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Coast Guard Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Eastham travel route site .

Traveling by car from Falmouth to Eastham takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Eastham are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eastham

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Chatham, Dennis, Hyannis, Orleans, Edward Gorey House
Highlights from your plan
Marconi Beach ©
Marconi Beach
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Coast Guard Beach ©
Coast Guard Beach

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