60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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Pinnacle
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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Long Beach
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Joshua Tree National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Zion National Park
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Great Basin National Park
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Death Valley National Park
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Yosemite National Park
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San Francisco
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Redwood National Park
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Lassen Volcanic National Park
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Crater Lake National Park
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North Cascades National Park
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Mount Rainier National Park
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Glacier National Park
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Pinnacle

Pinnacle ©
Pinnacle is an unincorporated community in southwestern Stokes County, North Carolina, United States, approximately 5mi SSE of the town of Pilot Mountain, between Pilot Mountain State Park and Hanging Rock State Park. To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Pinnacle road trip planner.

Columbus to Pinnacle is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In September, daily temperatures in Pinnacle can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

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Pilot Mountain State Park ©
Pilot Mountain State Park
Tory's Falls ©
Tory's Falls
Hanging Rock State Park ©
Hanging Rock State Park

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Take a break from the city and head to Giant Forest and Moro Rock Trail. Explore hidden gems such as General Sherman Tree and General Grant Tree Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kings Canyon National Park, hike along Zumwalt Meadow Trail, stroll through Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, and cruise along Generals Hwy.

Find out how to plan Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pinnacle to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Pinnacle in September: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Long Beach.

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Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest

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Long Beach

Long Beach ©

Aquatic Capital of America

Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Santa Monica State Beach and Newport Beach. Bring the kids along to Coronado Beach and Balboa Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Long Beach: South Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad), Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Manhattan Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of the Pacific, and make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Long Beach trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Long Beach by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and tram; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September: highs in Long Beach hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Long Beach

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Aquarium of the Pacific ©
Aquarium of the Pacific
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 21st (Mon), admire all the interesting features of Geology Tour Road and then take in the awesome beauty at Eureka Peak.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park trip builder website.

You can drive from Long Beach to Joshua Tree National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Long Beach in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Joshua Tree National Park, with highs around 93°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

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Eureka Peak ©
Eureka Peak

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bright Angel Trail and Rim Trail. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower, head outdoors with Bar 10 Ranch Activities, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail, and trek along Tonto Trail.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Grand Canyon National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in September, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zion National Park and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Kids will enjoy Angel's Landing and Zion Shuttle. Get out of town with these interesting Zion National Park side-trips: Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Springdale), Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor (in Virgin) and Cedar City (Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center & Dixie National Forest). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, and explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Take a shuttle from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 10 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Zion National Park are a bit warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Great Basin National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park ©
Great Basin National Park is one of the U.S.'s more out-of-the-way national parks, but those who make the trip are rewarded with the striking contrast of snowcapped peaks rising from a high-altitude desert.
Get outdoors at Wheeler Peak and Lehman Caves. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bristlecone Trail and Baker Lake Trail. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Alpine Lakes Loop, contemplate the waterfront views at Stella Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Lexington Arch, and explore and take pictures at Mather Overlook.

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

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Great Basin National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Zion National Park to Great Basin National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Zion National Park in September: high temperatures in Great Basin National Park hover around 76°F and lows are around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Great Basin National Park

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Lehman Caves ©
Lehman Caves
Wheeler Peak ©
Wheeler Peak
Lexington Arch ©
Lexington Arch

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Explore hidden gems such as Zabriskie Point and Artists Palette. Get in touch with nature at Badwater Basin and Devil's Golf Course. There's still lots to do: get great views at Dante's View, take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, and take in the awesome beauty at Panamint Range.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Great Basin National Park to Death Valley National Park with the Route module. While traveling from Great Basin National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Kids will enjoy Yosemite, Tunnel View and Tuolumne Meadows. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, stroll through Panorama Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can take a bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in October, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around 28°F, while days are slightly colder, around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Muir Woods National Monument and San Francisco Bay. Attractions like Alcatraz Island and Lands End make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Patrick Amiot (in Sebastopol). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, stroll around Presidio of San Francisco, and play a few rounds at Lincoln Park.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, expect nights in San Francisco to be much warmer, around 56°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Family-friendly places like Redwood National Park and Enderts Beach will thrill your kids. Step out of the city life by going to California Coastal Trail and Lady Bird Johnson Grove. Venture out of the city with trips to Orick (Trillium Falls Hike & Fern Canyon). There's more to do: take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Redwood National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in October, things will get a bit cooler in Redwood National Park: highs are around 64°F and lows about 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
California Coastal Trail ©
California Coastal Trail

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Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park ©
In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bumpass Hell and Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center. Visiting Sulphur Works and Mill Creek Falls will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: get impressive views of Lassen Peak , contemplate the waterfront views at Summit Lake, witness a stunning natural landmark at Terminal Geyser, and delve into the lush surroundings at Caribou Wilderness.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lassen Volcanic National Park trip builder app.

Drive from Redwood National Park to Lassen Volcanic National Park in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Redwood National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lassen Volcanic National Park, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

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Bumpass Hell ©
Bumpass Hell
Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center ©
Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center
Sulphur Works ©
Sulphur Works

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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Explore hidden gems such as Crater Lake National Park and Pinnacles Overlook Hike. Get in touch with nature at Crater Lake National Park - Steel Visitor's Center and Cleetwood Cove Trail. There's still lots to do: hike along Garfield Peak, identify plant and animal life at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint, and stroll through Annie Creek Canyon.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Crater Lake National Park takes 4.5 hours. In October, Crater Lake National Park is a bit cooler than Lassen Volcanic National Park - with highs of 71°F and lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to North Cascades National Park.

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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Garfield Peak ©
Garfield Peak

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North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park ©
North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Washington Pass and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area. Take a break from the city and head to Ross Lake National Recreation Area and North Cascades National Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Pass, trek along Maple Pass Loop, and admire the engineering at Diablo Dam.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the North Cascades National Park trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Crater Lake National Park to North Cascades National Park. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in October, expect nights in North Cascades National Park to be about the same, around 44°F, while days are little chillier, around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in North Cascades National Park

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Lake Chelan National Recreation Area ©
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area
Ross Lake National Recreation Area ©
Ross Lake National Recreation Area
North Cascades National Park ©
North Cascades National Park

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kids will enjoy Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens. Visiting Snoqualmie Falls and Skyline Trail will get you outdoors. Take a break from Mount Rainier National Park with a short trip to Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, about 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Gifford Pinchot National Forest, trek along Trail of the Shadows, and explore the activities along Nisqually River.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park day trip website.

Explore your travel options from North Cascades National Park to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. October in Mount Rainier National Park sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

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Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Point Defiance Park ©
Point Defiance Park

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©

Crown of the Continent

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Going-to-the-Sun Road and Highline Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Logan Pass and Lake McDonald. Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Red Rock Falls, Glacier National Park. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, explore the activities along McDonald Creek, hike along Avalanche Lake, and look for all kinds of wild species at Goat Lick Overlook.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park online journey planner.

You can fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Glacier National Park in 7 hours. Another option is to take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in November, with highs in Glacier National Park at 40°F and lows at 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

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Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass
Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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