60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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60 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  21​h
1
Portland
— 7 nights
Fly + foot:  9​h
2
New York City
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 9 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
New Orleans
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Dallas
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Phoenix
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney

7
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Escape the urban bustle at Haystack Rock and Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Explore hidden gems such as Cannon Beach and Hug Point State Recreation Site. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl (in Government Camp), Seaside Inverted Experience (in Seaside) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, see the interesting displays at Movie Madness Video and More, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Portland driving holiday planner .

Sydney, Australia to Portland is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. In January, Portland is much colder than Sydney - with highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Astoria, Grays River Covered Bridge, Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl, Mt. Hood Meadows
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

8
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Met Cloisters and Frick Collection. Get some historical perspective at St. Patrick's Cathedral and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Philadelphia (Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia Museum of Art, & more) and Hyde Park (Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum & Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, get lost in a book at The Morgan Library & Museum, wander the streets of Washington Square Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New York City itinerary planner.

Getting from Portland to New York City by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Portland in January: high temperatures in New York City hover around 5°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Philadelphia, Hyde Park, Brooklyn
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The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt ©
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

9
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.
National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History will appeal to museum buffs. Visiting Antietam National Battlefield and Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly), John Brown's Fort (in Harpers Ferry) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, steep yourself in history at George Washington's Mount Vernon, get engrossed in the history at Newseum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Baltimore, Arlington, Antietam National Battlefield, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Gettysburg National Military Park
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©

8
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.
Popular historic sites such as Garden District and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Escape My Room New Orleans. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Whitney Plantation (in Wallace), Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie) and Tuxachanie National Recreation Trail (in Saucier). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Royal Street, see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, and stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans tour itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Washington DC to New Orleans in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to New Orleans. Traveling from Washington DC in February, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit warmer (15°C), and nights are warmer (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Vacherie, Whitney Plantation, Tuxachanie National Recreation Trail, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

8
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Visit Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and Grapevine Historic Main Street District for their historical value. Attractions like Perot Museum of Nature and Science and Fossil Rim Wildlife Center make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Worth (Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Fort Worth Zoo, & more), Waco (Waco Mammoth National Monument & Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum) and Old Fort Parker (in Groesbeck). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, stroll the grounds of Western Heights Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at Dallas Museum of Art, and contemplate the long history of Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dallas vacation maker .

Fly from New Orleans to Dallas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans in February, you will find days in Dallas are somewhat warmer (19°C), and nights are little chillier (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Waco, Fort Parker State Park, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Old Fort Parker
Highlights from your plan
Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center ©
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©

8
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musical Instrument Museum and Heard Museum. Visit Downtown Historic Area and St. Mary's Basilica for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Phoenix: Scottsdale (McDowell Sonoran Preserve & Spas), Federated Church (in Ajo) and Montezuma Castle National Monument (in Camp Verde). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Camelback Mountain, see Off-Road Tours, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Phoenix Zoo, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find out how to plan a trip to Phoenix, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Dallas to Phoenix in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Phoenix is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dallas in February: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 27°C and lows are around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Montezuma Castle National Monument, Painted Rock Petroglyph Site, Federated Church, Downtown Historic Area
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Montezuma Castle National Monument ©
Montezuma Castle National Monument
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum

8
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.
Attractions like The Getty Center and Santa Monica State Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from the city and head to South Carlsbad State Beach and Santa Monica Bay. Venture out of the city with trips to Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano), Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley) and Palm Springs Art Museum (in Palm Springs). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, take a leisurely stroll along Oceanside Pier, brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, and examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phoenix in March, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica State Beach, Old Town Temecula, Palm Springs Art Museum, Oceanside Pier, South Carlsbad State Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano

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