60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Portland
— 7 nights
2
New York City
— 8 nights
3
Washington DC
— 9 nights
4
New Orleans
— 8 nights
5
Dallas
— 8 nights
6
Phoenix
— 8 nights
7
Los Angeles
— 8 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Hug Point State Recreation Site and Columbia River Maritime Museum. Portland Art Museum and Seaside Inverted Experience will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach & Haystack Rock), Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl (in Government Camp) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Mt. Hood Meadows, see the interesting displays at Movie Madness Video and More, take in the views from Grays River Covered Bridge, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Portland trip itinerary planning site.

Sydney, Australia to Portland is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Sydney in January: high temperatures in Portland hover around °C and lows are around °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, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl, Grays River Covered Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Columbia River Maritime Museum ©
Columbia River Maritime Museum

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Paul's Chapel and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Ground Zero Museum Workshop and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. Venture out of the city with trips to Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt (in Hyde Park) and Philadelphia (Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia Museum of Art, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Morgan Library & Museum, admire the striking features of The Oculus, stroll through Washington Square Park, and admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Portland to New York City takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Portland to New York City. Traveling from Portland in January, things will get slightly colder in New York City: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Philadelphia, Hyde Park, Brooklyn
Highlights from your plan
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt ©
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site ©

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and Old Town. Escape the urban bustle at Antietam National Battlefield and Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. Venture out of the city with trips to National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle), Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly) and John Brown's Fort (in Harpers Ferry). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Walters Art Museum, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture, and stroll through National Mall.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC road trip planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. January in Washington DC sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Baltimore, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Antietam National Battlefield, Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Gallier House and The New Canal Lighthouse. Museum-lovers will appreciate Whitney Plantation and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. Venture out of the city with trips to Vacherie (Oak Alley Plantation & Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site), Tuxachanie National Recreation Trail (in Saucier) and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, see the interesting displays at New Orleans Museum of Art, tour the pleasant surroundings at New Orleans Musical Legends Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans visit planning tool.

You can fly from Washington DC to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in February, expect nights in New Orleans to be much warmer, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough 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
New Orleans Museum of Art ©
New Orleans Museum of Art
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.
Attractions like Dallas Museum of Art and Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kimbell Art Museum and Waco Mammoth National Monument. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dallas: Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (in Glen Rose), Fort Worth (Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Fort Worth Zoo, &more) and Old Fort Parker (in Groesbeck). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Grapevine Historic Main Street District, appreciate the history behind Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, stroll the grounds of Western Heights Cemetery, and examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dallas trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Dallas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Dallas, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Waco, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Fort Parker State Park, Old Fort Parker
Highlights from your plan
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center ©
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Kimbell Art Museum ©
Kimbell Art Museum
Dallas Museum of Art ©
Dallas Museum of Art

8
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Downtown Historic Area and St. Mary's Basilica will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to McDowell Sonoran Preserve and Camelback Mountain. Change things up with these side-trips from Phoenix: Spas (in Scottsdale), Montezuma Castle National Monument (in Camp Verde) and Federated Church (in Ajo). There's lots more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, see the interesting displays at Heard Museum, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and identify plant and animal life at Painted Rock Petroglyph Site.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Phoenix online route maker.

You can fly from Dallas to Phoenix in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas to Phoenix, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in February, things will get a bit warmer in Phoenix: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Downtown Historic Area, Montezuma Castle National Monument, Federated Church, Painted Rock Petroglyph Site
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Downtown Historic Area ©
Downtown Historic Area
Spas

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Madame Tussauds Hollywood and The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens. Relax by the water at South Carlsbad State Beach and Santa Monica Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano), Palm Springs Art Museum (in Palm Springs) and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, take in the waterfront at Oceanside Pier, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in March: highs in Los Angeles hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Bowers Museum, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Old Town Temecula, South Carlsbad State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
Old Town Temecula ©
Old Town Temecula

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