60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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60 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Belfast
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Fairbanks
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
2
Seward
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Anchorage
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Juneau
— 6 nights
Fly + ferry:  2​h 45​min
5
Ketchikan
— 5 nights
+2
ferry + Fly + Drive:  8​h
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 9 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 9 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  11​h
8
Mesa Verde National Park
— 5 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + taxi:  11​h
9
Frankenmuth
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  21​h 15​min
End: Belfast


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5
nights
Fairbanks

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Explore hidden gems such as Angel Rocks Trail and Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge. Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Chena River State Recreation Area will get you outdoors. Take a break from Fairbanks with a short trip to Chena Hot Springs Resort in Chena Hot Springs, about 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Fairbanks Community Museum, don't miss a visit to Alyeska Pipeline Viewing Point, and gain insight at University of Alaska Fairbanks.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Fairbanks travel planner .

Belfast, UK to Fairbanks is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Belfast to Fairbanks. Traveling from Belfast in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Fairbanks, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

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Chena Hot Springs Resort
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

5
nights
Seward

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Russian River Falls and Fishing Charters & Tours. Visiting Bear Glacier and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Seward side-trips: Exit Glacier (in Kenai Fjords National Park) and Vagt Lake Trail (in Moose Pass). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Marathon, contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Resurrection Lutheran Church.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Fairbanks to Seward takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Cooper Landing, Exit Glacier, Vagt Lake Trail
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Exit Glacier ©
Exit Glacier
Fishing Charters & Tours

6
nights
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Fishing Charters & Tours and Friends of Eagle River Nature. Visiting Flattop Mountain Trail and Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Anchorage: Palmer (Independence Mine State Historical Park & Horseback Riding Tours). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alyeska Ski Area, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, cruise along Seward Hwy, and examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

To find out how to plan a trip to Anchorage, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Seward to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palmer, Alaska, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Flattop Mountain Trail ©
Flattop Mountain Trail
Friends of Eagle River Nature ©
Friends of Eagle River Nature
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©

6
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Bartlett Cove. Visiting Perseverance National Recreation Trail and Photography Tours will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Roberts Trail, sample the fine beverages at Amalga Distillery, take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and get outside with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Juneau online tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Juneau in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bartlett Cove, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Photography Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mount Roberts Trail ©
Mount Roberts Trail

5
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Take a break from the city and head to Deer Mountain Trail and Totem Bight State Historical Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary and Rotary Beach. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Misty Fjords National Monument, get a new perspective on nature at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, head outdoors with Settlers Cove State Recreational Site, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Ketchikan attractions tool .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May in Ketchikan, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary ©
Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary
Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument

9
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Explore hidden gems such as Steamboat Geyser and Grand Targhee Ski Resort. Take a break from the city and head to Lone Peak and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yellowstone National Park: Two Top (in West Yellowstone), Grand Teton National Park (String Lake & Leigh Lake) and Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports (in Big Sky). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road, admire all the interesting features of Firehole Canyon Drive, steep yourself in history at Fort Yellowstone Historic District, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Mud Volcano.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and car from Ketchikan to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Alaska Standard Time (AKST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Ketchikan in May, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 13°C and lows about -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Sky, Grand Teton National Park, West Yellowstone, Grand Targhee Ski Resort
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Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

9
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Merced Grove and Yosemite Valley Loop Trail. Get in touch with nature at Lower Yosemite Fall Trail and Panorama Trail. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Valley View, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, see human ingenuity at work at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, and hike along Nevada Falls Loop.

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You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, flight, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, expect Yosemite National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Nevada Falls Loop ©
Nevada Falls Loop
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

5
nights
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Petroglyph Point Hike and Balcony House. Step out of the city life by going to Shiprock Rock Formation and Mesa Verde National Park. Step out of Mesa Verde National Park with an excursion to Four Corners Monument in Teec Nos Pos--about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Ruins Road, trek along Spruce Canyon Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Knife Edge Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Square Tower House.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park itinerary planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Mesa Verde National Park by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Mesa Verde National Park. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect nights in Mesa Verde National Park to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Four Corners Monument, Shiprock Rock Formation
Highlights from your plan
Petroglyph Point Hike ©
Petroglyph Point Hike
Mesa Verde National Park ©
Mesa Verde National Park
Shiprock Rock Formation ©
Shiprock Rock Formation

4
nights
Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth ©
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Discover out-of-the-way places like Zipline and Michigan Heroes Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Frankenmuth: Midland (Alden Dow Home and Studio & Dow Gardens) and Bay City (Riverwalk Pier & Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, do a tasting at St. Julians Winery, walk around Wilkommen Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Frankenmuth River Place Shops.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Frankenmuth day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Mesa Verde National Park to Frankenmuth takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Mesa Verde National Park to Frankenmuth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June, expect nights in Frankenmuth to be somewhat warmer, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Midland, Bay City, Saginaw
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Dow Gardens ©
Dow Gardens
Zipline
St. Lorenz Lutheran Church ©
St. Lorenz Lutheran Church

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