60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Train
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New York City
— 5 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 6 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
Bus to Seattle, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly
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Anchorage
— 1 night
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, engage your brain at Exploratorium, take a stroll through Chinatown, and don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge.

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Adelaide, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll gain 17.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in July, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Yosemite National Park

— 7 nights
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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, identify plant and animal life at North Dome, stroll through Yosemite Valley Biking, and take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip maker website.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Canyon National Park

— 7 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get in touch with nature at Bright Angel Trail and Rim Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Navajo Point, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 5 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Get in touch with nature at Mount LeConte and Chimneys Picnic Area. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Ramsey Cascades, take a memorable drive along Little River Road, hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and stroll through Charlies Bunion.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Washington DC

— 3 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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, ponder the world of politics at White House, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park.

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You can fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can fly to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

New York City

— 5 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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, get great views at Top of the Rock, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the New York City online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Yellowstone National Park

— 7 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Fishing Bridge General Store, get outside with Morning Glory Pool, take in the natural beauty of Aurum Geyser, and hike along Osprey Falls Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can fly from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in August: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Grand Teton National Park

— 4 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Teton and Taggart Lake. Spend the 11th (Wed) exploring nature at Amphitheater Lake. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Cascade Canyon Trail, trek along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, explore the striking landscape of String Lake, and explore the stunning scenery at Death Canyon.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary site.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Glacier National Park

— 6 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Grinnell Glacier and Iceberg Lake Trail. On the 20th (Fri), hike the day away at Highline Trail. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, explore the activities along Iceberg Lake, trek along Piegan Pass, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Avalanche Lake.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Grand Teton National Park to Glacier National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): browse the range of quality goods at Nordstrom, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally stop by Elliott Bay Book Company. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and then explore the wide array of goods at Nordstrom Rack.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle day trip planning site.

Fly from Glacier National Park to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Glacier National Park in August since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Olympic National Park

— 5 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Get in touch with nature at Hurricane Ridge and Sol Duc Falls. There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, cruise along Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive, trek along Second Beach Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoh River Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Seattle to Olympic National Park with the Route module. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in August: high temperatures in Olympic National Park hover around 26°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Juneau

— 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): head outdoors with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay and then get all the information you need at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Juneau trip website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Olympic National Park to Juneau in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Olympic National Park to Juneau, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Olympic National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Juneau, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Anchorage.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Anchorage

— 1 night

The City of Lights and Flowers

Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and then explore and take pictures at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Anchorage day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Juneau to Anchorage in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

United States travel guide

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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.