60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary builder

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Jackson
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New Orleans
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Galveston
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Corpus Christi
— 4 nights
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San Antonio
— 4 nights
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Big Bend National Park
— 3 nights
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Las Cruces
— 3 nights
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Tucson
— 4 nights
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Phoenix
— 4 nights
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 3 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 5 nights
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Wawona
— 3 nights
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Nevada City
— 4 nights
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Coos Bay
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Astoria
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Mount Vernon
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Jackson

— 3 nights
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. state of Mississippi. Popular historic sites such as Grant's canal and Texas Monument are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Courthouse and Clarkco State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Jackson side-trips: Greenville Cypress Preserve (in Greenville) and U.S.S. Cairo Museum (in Vicksburg).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Jackson day trip planner.

Madison to Jackson is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Madison in January, with highs in Jackson at 56°F and lows at 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Jackson

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 4 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Lawn Metairie and Immaculate Conception Church. Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site and Lafayette Cemetery No.1 will appeal to history buffs. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site (in Vacherie), Mike the Tiger's Habitat (in Baton Rouge) and Whitney Plantation (in Wallace). The adventure continues: stroll through Old River Road Plantation Adventure, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, walk around New Orleans Musical Legends Park, and put a fun spin on your tour with Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans travel route builder website.

Drive from Jackson to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Jackson in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can fly to Galveston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Galveston

— 3 nights

The Oleander City

An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get some historical perspective at Moody Mansion and San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Tree Sculptures, take an in-depth tour of 1892 Bishop's Palace, contemplate the long history of 1859 Ashton Villa, and get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Galveston day trip website.

You can fly from New Orleans to Galveston in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in January, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Galveston

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Corpus Christi

— 4 nights

Texas Riviera

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Malaquite Beach and Pavilion and Port Aransas Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Goose Island State Park and Texas Sealife Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Corpus Christi: Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center (in Port Aransas), Aransas National Wildlife Refuge (in Austwell) and Rockport Demo Bird Garden & Wetlands Pond (in Rockport). And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge, stroll through Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center, explore the striking landscape of Padre Island National Seashore, and brush up on your military savvy at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read our Corpus Christi route planner.

Getting from Galveston to Corpus Christi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Galveston in January: highs in Corpus Christi hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

San Antonio

— 4 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Explore hidden gems such as Mission Trail and Hamilton Pool Preserve. Visiting The Y.O. Ranch and Enchanted Rock State Natural Area will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Antonio: National Museum of the Pacific War (in Fredericksburg) and The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Gardens (in Kerrville). There's still lots to do: admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio online travel planner.

You can drive from Corpus Christi to San Antonio in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Corpus Christi in January since evenings lows in San Antonio dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Big Bend National Park

— 3 nights
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Take a break from the city and head to Santa Elena Canyon and Lost Mine Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Chisos Mountains and Tuff Canyon Trail. Step out of Big Bend National Park with an excursion to Barton Warnock Environmental Education Center in Terlingua--about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Dug Out Wells Picnic Area and Nature Trail, hike along Ernst Tinaja Trail, don't miss a visit to Abandoned Contrabando Movie Set, and examine the collection at Big Bend National Park - Fossil Bone Exhibit.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Big Bend National Park vacation planning tool.

You can drive from San Antonio to Big Bend National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In January, daytime highs in Big Bend National Park are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Las Cruces.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Las Cruces

— 3 nights
Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Riverbend Hot Springs and Dripping Springs Natural Area. Take a break from the city and head to Aguirre Spring Campground and White Sands National Monument. Go for a jaunt from Las Cruces to Truth or Consequences to see Caballo Lake State Park about 1h 30 min away. It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Old Mesilla Village.

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You can drive from Big Bend National Park to Las Cruces in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Big Bend National Park in February, with highs in Las Cruces at 64°F and lows at 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tucson

— 4 nights

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Visiting Catalina State Park and Kitt Peak National Observatory will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Gates Pass and The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures. Step out of Tucson with an excursion to Kartchner Caverns State Park in Benson--about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Saguaro National Park, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, and cruise along Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tucson trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Las Cruces to Tucson by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, Tucson is a bit warmer than Las Cruces - with highs of 70°F and lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Phoenix

— 4 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Escape the urban bustle at Boyce Thompson Arboretum and Piestewa Peak. Discover out-of-the-way places like Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and Montezuma Well. Change things up with these side-trips from Phoenix: Gilbert (Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch & St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church) and McDowell Sonoran Preserve (in Scottsdale). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Camelback Mountain and get engrossed in the history at Heard Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Phoenix vacation planner.

You can drive from Tucson to Phoenix in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Tucson in February since evenings lows in Phoenix dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can fly to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Joshua Tree National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hidden Valley Nature Trail and Skull Rock. Get in touch with nature at Keys View and Lost Palms Oasis Trail. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Barker Dam Trail, explore the fascinating landscape at Cottonwood Spring Oasis, trek along Split Rock, and admire the natural beauty at Cholla Cactus Garden.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Joshua Tree National Park itinerary planner.

You can fly from Phoenix to Joshua Tree National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Joshua Tree National Park is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Phoenix in February, with highs in Joshua Tree National Park at 68°F and lows at 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Death Valley National Park

— 5 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Step out of the city life by going to Golden Canyon and Titus Canyon. Get some historical perspective at Harmony Borax Works and Skidoo Mill. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park travel planner.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in February, with highs in Death Valley National Park at 63°F and lows at 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Wawona

— 3 nights
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Take a break from the city and head to Sentinel Dome and Yosemite, Tunnel View. Explore Wawona's surroundings by going to Yosemite National Park (El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, &more).

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Wawona road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Wawona takes 6.5 hours. In February in Wawona, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nevada City.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Nevada City

— 4 nights
Nevada City is the county seat of Nevada County, California, United States, located 60mi northeast of Sacramento and 28 miles north of Auburn. Explore hidden gems such as Sand Harbor and Empire Mine State Historic Park. Visiting West Coast Falconry and Emerald Bay State Park will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Vikingsholm (in South Lake Tahoe), Sierra at Tahoe (in Twin Bridges) and Bidwell Park (in Chico).

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nevada City trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Wawona to Nevada City in 5 hours. When traveling from Wawona in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Nevada City, with highs around 55°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Nevada City

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Coos Bay

— 4 nights
Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. Escape the urban bustle at Shore Acres State Park and Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint. Visit Ophir Beach and Coquille Point for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coos Bay: Yachats (Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest & Devil's Churn) and Wildlife Safari (in Winston). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from McCullough Memorial Bridge, make a trip to Steve Prefontaine Murals, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bastendorff Beach.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Nevada City to Coos Bay. In February, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Astoria.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Astoria

— 4 nights

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at North Jetty and Haystack Rock. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Middle Village Station Camp. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Astoria: Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach, Hug Point State Park, &more) and Hug Point State Recreation Site (in Arch Cape). There's more to do: pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column and contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Maritime Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Astoria trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Coos Bay to Astoria in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In March in Astoria, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Mount Vernon.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Mount Vernon

— 3 nights
Mount Vernon is the county seat of Skagit County, Washington, United States. On the 8th (Sun), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Valley Shine Distillery, then trek along Whatcom Falls Park, and then take some stellar pictures from Little Mountain Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Deception Pass State Park and then admire the majestic nature at Fort Casey State Park.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mount Vernon route builder app.

You can drive from Astoria to Mount Vernon in 4.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Mount Vernon are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Vernon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Yosemite National Park travel guide

4.6
World heritage site · Geologic Formations · Waterfalls
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. There isn't just one icon by which the park defines itself; visitors divide their attention between the smooth, round, and colossal face of Half Dome, the sheer cliff of El Capitan, the striking Upper Yosemite Falls, the mighty Vernal Falls, and the widely stretched Yosemite Valley. This landscape draws outdoor enthusiasts with its array of hiking trails, rock-climbing routes, and fishing rivers and streams. Casual visitors feel at home here too, thanks to the handful of paved roads that provide easy vehicle access to numerous vista points and trailheads. Yosemite sees 3.7 million visitors per year on average, but 95 percent of the park is wilderness that offers the opportunity to glimpse black bears, bighorn sheep, and mountain lions.