60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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Fairbanks
— 5 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Bus to Seward
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Seward
— 5 nights
Drive
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Anchorage
— 6 nights
Fly
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Juneau
— 6 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 5 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 9 nights
Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 9 nights
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Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Cortez Municipal Airport, Drive to Mesa Verde National Park
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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Frankenmuth
— 4 nights
Fly to Dublin, Bus to Belfast

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Fairbanks — 5 nights

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Angel Rocks Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Aurora Ice Museum. Step out of Fairbanks to go to Chena Hot Springs and see Chena Hot Springs Resort, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Bouchard's International Dog Mushing and Sled Museum, deepen your understanding at University of Alaska Fairbanks, learn more about the world around you at University of Alaska Museum of the North, and make a trip to Alyeska Pipeline Viewing Point.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fairbanks online travel route planner.

Belfast, UK to Fairbanks is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Belfast to Fairbanks due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Belfast in May, expect little chillier with lows of 3°C in Fairbanks. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seward.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Side Trip

Seward — 5 nights

For most visitors to this part of the world, the wild part of Alaska starts at Seward, a small port city that takes advantage of the region's natural beauty.
Get outdoors at Resurrection Bay and Seward Boat Harbor. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Helicopter Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Seward side-trips: Exit Glacier (in Kenai Fjords National Park), Vagt Lake Trail (in Moose Pass) and Russian River Falls (in Cooper Landing). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Marathon, take in the dramatic natural features at Bear Glacier, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seward itinerary maker site.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Fairbanks to Seward in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fairbanks in May, expect nights in Seward to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are slightly colder, around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Anchorage.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature
Side Trips

Anchorage — 6 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Alyeska Ski Area. Get in touch with nature at Friends of Eagle River Nature and Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary. Venture out of the city with trips to Palmer (Independence Mine State Historical Park & Horseback Riding Tours). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, trek along Flattop Mountain Trail, explore the striking landscape at Beluga Point, and stroll around Eklutna Village Historic Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Anchorage trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Seward to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Anchorage sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Juneau.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Side Trips

Juneau — 6 nights

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Step out of the city life by going to Perseverance National Recreation Trail and Mount Roberts Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Bartlett Cove and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord, and don't miss a visit to Shrine of St Therese.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Juneau road trip planning website.

Getting from Anchorage to Juneau by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In May in Juneau, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.
Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trips

Ketchikan — 5 nights

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Misty Fjords National Monument and Potlatch Totem Park. Get in touch with nature at Deer Mountain Trail and Fishing Charters & Tours. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, stroll through Rotary Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Scanlon Gallery, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ketchikan trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Ketchikan are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Yellowstone National Park — 9 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mud Volcano and Fountain Paint Pot. Visiting Grand Targhee Ski Resort and Grand Loop Road will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Sky (Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports & Lone Peak), Grand Teton National Park (String Lake & Leigh Lake) and West Yellowstone (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Two Top). There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Old Gardiner Road, get all the information you need at Old Faithful Visitor Education Center, and take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Yellowstone National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Alaska Standard Time (AKST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Ketchikan in May, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 13°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trips

Yosemite National Park — 9 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and Merced Grove. Take a break from the city and head to Mariposa Grove and Nevada Falls Loop. There's much more to do: trek along Four Mile Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 30°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Mesa Verde National Park.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Mesa Verde National Park — 5 nights

Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mesa Verde National Park and Petroglyph Point Hike. Get in touch with nature at Ruins Road and Spruce Canyon Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Mesa Verde National Park: Four Corners Monument (in Teec Nos Pos) and Shiprock Rock Formation (in Shiprock). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, make a trip to Park Point, trek along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, and stroll through Knife Edge Trail.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Mesa Verde National Park. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Mesa Verde National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Mesa Verde National Park, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can fly to Frankenmuth.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Side Trips

Frankenmuth — 4 nights

Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Michigan Heroes Museum and Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Frankenmuth: Midland (Alden Dow Home and Studio & Dow Gardens) and Riverwalk Pier (in Bay City). And it doesn't end there: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take an in-depth tour of Frankenmuth Historical Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, and don't miss a visit to Saginaw Veterans Memorial Plaza.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Frankenmuth online tour planner.

Fly from Mesa Verde National Park to Frankenmuth in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Mesa Verde National Park to Frankenmuth. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June, expect nights in Frankenmuth to be a bit warmer, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.