60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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Austin
— 3 nights
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Key West
— 4 nights
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Orlando
— 4 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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New York City
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Chicago
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Des Moines
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Los Angeles

— 5 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Montana Avenue. Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online road trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. In April, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

San Diego

— 5 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
We've included these beaches for you: La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego day trip website.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in San Diego are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Beaches

Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Bring the kids along to Rim Trail and Bright Angel Trail. Do your shopping at Canyon Village Marketplace and Hopi House. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, make a trip to Moran Point, get outside with Bar 10 Ranch Activities, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online route planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from San Diego in April, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 19°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Antonio

— 1 night

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get into the urban bustle at Tower of the Americas, get engrossed in the history at Institute of Texan Cultures, then view the masterpieces at Blue Star Contemporary, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, then take a stroll through Southtown, and finally get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the San Antonio online holiday builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Antonio in 10 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Antonio due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days in San Antonio, with highs around 32°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Austin

— 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Harry Ransom Center and Bullock Texas State History Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum of the Pacific War and Texas State Capitol. Get out of town with these interesting Austin side-trips: Grape Creek Vineyards on Main (in Fredericksburg) and Garrison Brothers Distillery (in Hye). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Central Market, hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Barton Creek Greenbelt.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Austin travel route planner.

Drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Key West

— 4 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Kids will enjoy Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Alan S. Maltz Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at National Key Deer Refuge and Fishing Charters & Tours. Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor, take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Key West road trip tool.

You can fly from Austin to Key West in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Austin in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Key West, with lows of 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Orlando

— 4 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Bring the kids along to Walt Disney World Resort and Universal's Islands of Adventure. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 28th (Sun) at Discovery Cove. Pack the 2nd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. The adventure continues: make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip planner.

You can fly from Key West to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in April, Orlando is slightly colder at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

Pigeon Forge

— 2 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops Trail, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and then learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alum Cave Trail, then trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, then get a taste of the local shopping with Fowler's Clay Works, and finally do a tasting at Mill Bridge Winery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge day trip tool.

Getting from Orlando to Pigeon Forge by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Orlando in May; daily highs in Pigeon Forge reach 30°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 5 nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Air and Space Museum and National Museum of the Marine Corps. Bring the kids along to National Gallery of Art and Tidal Basin. When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, approximately Chantilly away. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and take an in-depth tour of National Portrait Gallery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC road trip planning website.

You can fly from Pigeon Forge to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. In May, daytime highs in Washington DC are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

New York City

— 6 nights

Big Apple

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 appreciate attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

You can take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in May: highs in New York City hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Chicago

— 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll explore and learn at The Art Institute of Chicago and Ernest Hemingway Birthplace. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Field Museum and Lincoln Park Zoo. Take a break from Chicago with a short trip to Swallow Cliff Stairs in Palos Park, about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, see where the action happens at Wrigley Field, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Chicago takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Des Moines.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Des Moines

— 1 night
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Des Moines day trip app.

Getting from Chicago to Des Moines by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Des Moines can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 20th (Mon), you'll travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Museum of Flight and Glasshouse Studio. Change things up with a short trip to Duthie Hill Park in Issaquah (about 50 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Mercer Slough Nature Park, take a stroll through Bellevue Square, and get a taste of the local shopping with Pioneer Square.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Seattle tour builder tool.

Getting from Des Moines to Seattle by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Des Moines to Seattle. Traveling from Des Moines in May, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and Eden Fine Art will appeal to museum buffs. Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: B Cellars Vineyards and Winery (in Oakville) and Modus Operandi Cellars (in St. Helena). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a stroll through The Castro, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco route planner.

Getting from Seattle to San Francisco by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.

Iowa travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Historic Sites · Specialty Museums
The Hawkeye State
Part of the American heartland, Iowa is marked by a strong agricultural heritage, with farmland encompassing around 90 percent of the state's land. However, a holiday in Iowa offers more than corn and cows: you'll also discover charming towns, beautiful lakes, and a handful of vibrant cities. Iowa City, a university town, provides a healthy dose of culture and nightlife, with a youthful and artistic vibe fueled by a sizable student population. A trip to some of Iowa's small towns provides a true American experience. Fortunately, the welcoming residents bear very little resemblance to the dour Iowans portrayed in Grant Wood's famous painting "American Gothic."