60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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60 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Drive:  6​h
1
Pinnacle
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Long Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Great Basin National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
8
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + bus:  5​h 45​min
9
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
11
Redwood National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
12
Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
13
Crater Lake National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
14
North Cascades National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
15
Mount Rainier National Park
— 4 nights
+3
shuttle + tram + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
16
Glacier National Park
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h
End: Columbus

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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. For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pinnacle tour planning tool .

Columbus to Pinnacle is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. September in Pinnacle sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Pinnacle

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Danbury
Highlights from your plan
Pilot Mountain State Park ©
Pilot Mountain State Park
Hanging Rock State Park ©
Hanging Rock State Park
Tory's Falls ©
Tory's Falls

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Giant Forest and Congress Trail. Get outdoors at Moro Rock and General Grant Tree Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park, admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, trek along Buena Vista Peak Trail, and make a trip to General Sherman Tree.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pinnacle to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Pinnacle to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Traveling from Pinnacle in September, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are somewhat warmer (90°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Long Beach.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest

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Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
Family-friendly places like Santa Monica State Beach and South Carlsbad State Beach will thrill your kids. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Coronado Beach. Explore Long Beach's surroundings by going to Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach), Downtown Disney (in Anaheim) and Newport Beach (Balboa Island & Newport Beach). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Manhattan Beach and observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of the Pacific.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Long Beach day trip planner .

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Long Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Long Beach: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Long Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Manhattan Beach, South Carlsbad State Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Geology Tour Road and then take in the awesome beauty at Eureka Peak.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Joshua Tree National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Long Beach to Joshua Tree National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Long Beach in September: highs in Joshua Tree National Park hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
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.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like South Kaibab Trail and Desert View Watchtower. There's much more to do: trek along Rim Trail, stroll through Red Canyon Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and get great views at Mather Point.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park road trip site .

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in September, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 75°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
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.
Get outdoors at Zion National Park and Zion's Main Canyon. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Angel's Landing and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Get out of town with these interesting Zion National Park side-trips: Cedar City (Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center & Dixie National Forest), Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Springdale) and Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor (in Virgin). There's more to do: admire all the interesting features of Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway and cruise along Zion Shuttle.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park driving holiday planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Great Basin National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cedar City, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor
Highlights from your plan
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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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 Lehman Caves and Bristlecone Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Baker Lake Trail and Lexington Arch. The adventure continues: trek along Alpine Lakes Loop, explore the activities along Teresa Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Wheeler Peak, and take a memorable drive along Mather Overlook.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Great Basin National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Great Basin National Park. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, Great Basin National Park is slightly colder than Zion National Park - with highs of 76°F and lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Great Basin National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lehman Caves ©
Lehman Caves
Wheeler Peak ©
Wheeler Peak
Lexington Arch ©
Lexington Arch

3
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Badwater Basin and Devil's Golf Course. Get in touch with nature at Zabriskie Point and Panamint Range. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, and don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Great Basin National Park to Death Valley National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Great Basin National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter 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 travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette

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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 Tioga Pass. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yosemite, Tunnel View and Nevada Falls Loop. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of car and bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. While traveling from Death Valley National Park, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step off the beaten path and head to Muir Woods National Monument and Lands End. Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. Step out of San Francisco to go to Sebastopol and see Patrick Amiot, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Muir Woods National Monument, Patrick Amiot, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Redwood National Park and Trillium Falls Hike. Escape the urban bustle at California Coastal Trail and Fern Canyon. There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove, kick back and relax at Enderts Beach, and trek along Lady Bird Johnson Grove.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from San Francisco to Redwood National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. In October, Redwood National Park is a bit cooler than San Francisco - with highs of 64°F and lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Fern Canyon, Lady Bird Johnson Grove
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bumpass Hell and Sulphur Works. Get outdoors at Lassen Peak and Manzanita Lake. Change things up with a short trip to Caribou Wilderness in Lassen National Forest (about 1 hour away). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Mill Creek Falls, explore the striking landscape of Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center, explore the activities along Summit Lake, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Cold Boiling Lake.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lassen Volcanic National Park journey builder site .

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Lassen Volcanic National Park takes 5 hours. When traveling from Redwood National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lassen Volcanic National Park: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Caribou Wilderness
Highlights from your plan
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Crater Lake National Park and Crater Lake National Park - Steel Visitor's Center. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cleetwood Cove Trail and Garfield Peak. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sun Notch Trail, hike along Castle Crest Wildflower Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park day trip website .

Traveling by car from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Crater Lake National Park takes 4.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lassen Volcanic National Park in October; daily highs in Crater Lake National Park reach 71°F and lows reach 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to North Cascades National Park.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint
Highlights from your plan
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.
Get outdoors at Ross Lake National Recreation Area and Maple Pass Loop. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Chelan National Recreation Area and Diablo Dam. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Washington Pass, explore the striking landscape of North Cascades National Park, and trek along Cascade Pass.

Plan a North Cascades National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Crater Lake National Park to North Cascades National Park. While traveling from Crater Lake National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in North Cascades National Park, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in North Cascades National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mount Rainier and Skyline Trail. Get in touch with nature at Snoqualmie Falls and Trail of the Shadows. When in Mount Rainier National Park, make a side trip to see Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, approximately 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount St. Helens, contemplate the waterfront views at Nisqually River, and take a peaceful walk through Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Mount Rainier National Park trip simple and quick.

The Route module can help you plan travel from North Cascades National Park to Mount Rainier National Park. 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) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Washington State, Snoqualmie Falls, Point Defiance Park
Highlights from your plan
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Point Defiance Park ©
Point Defiance Park

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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.
Get outdoors at Going-to-the-Sun Road and Avalanche Lake. Step off the beaten path and head to Logan Pass and Grinnell Glacier. Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Red Rock Falls, Glacier National Park. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake McDonald, tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Lake Trail, hike along Highline Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Goat Lick Overlook.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip builder website .

Getting from Mount Rainier National Park to Glacier National Park by combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mount Rainier National Park to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in November; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach 40°F and lows reach 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass
Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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