60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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Key West
— 4 nights
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Orlando
— 5 nights
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New Orleans
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Chicago
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Chicago
— 5 nights
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Washington DC
— 6 nights
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Key West

— 4 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bahia Honda State Park and Calusa Beach. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Fort Zachary Taylor. Change things up with these side-trips from Key West: Long Beach (in Big Pine Key), Sunset Park Beach (in Key Colony Beach) and Marathon (The Turtle Hospital & Sombrero Beach). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, shop like a local with Alan S. Maltz Gallery, take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Key West sightseeing website.

Baghdad, Iraq to Key West is an approximately 27.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Baghdad to Key West is minus 8 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Baghdad in April, with lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Orlando

— 5 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Get in touch with nature at Clearwater Beach and Blue Heron River Tours Inc. We've included these beaches for you: St. Pete Beach and St. Augustine Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orlando: St. Augustine (St. Augustine Distillery & Claude's Chocolate -6 Granada Street). Have a day of magic on the 4th (Tue) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 8th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. It doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando route website.

You can fly from Key West to Orlando in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Orlando when traveling from Key West in May, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 5 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.
Get in touch with nature at Happiness Bayou Tours and Biloxi Beach. Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: Biloxi (Hurricane Katrina Memorial & Biloxi Brewing Company), Front Beach (in Ocean Springs) and The Preserve Golf Club (in Vancleave). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, walk around New Orleans City Park, look for gifts at Louisiana Music Factory, and don't miss a visit to French Quarter.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip planner.

You can fly from Orlando to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Orlando in May, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 5 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get in touch with nature at La Jolla Cove and Santa Monica Bay. We've included these beaches for you: Children's Pool and Original Muscle Beach. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to San Diego (Balboa Park & USS Midway Museum) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Downtown Disney District, &more). Pack the 15th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Sonoma Coast State Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bodega Dunes and Marshall’s Beach. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Schramsberg Vineyards (in Calistoga), Goat Rock Beach (in Jenner) and St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars, V. Sattui Winery, &more). Dedicate the 21st (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, stop by Chinatown, take a stroll through SoMa, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in May; daily highs in San Francisco reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 6 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.
Visiting Half Dome and Yosemite Valley Loop Trail will get you outdoors. Step out of Yosemite National Park with an excursion to Ascent Spa in Fish Camp--about 48 minutes away. On the 28th (Fri), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. There's much more to do: get great views at Valley View, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, admire the engineering at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, and explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park vacation tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Francisco in May since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 5 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Willow Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Boulder City (Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum & Hoover Dam) and Overton (Mouse's Tank, Valley of Fire State Park, &more). There's much more to do: shop like a local with The Strip, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas travel site.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 36°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos · Tours

Side Trips

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 Rim Trail and Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Tanner Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and cruise along East Rim Drive.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online trip maker.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 6°C at night. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chicago.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Chicago

— 5 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Visiting Rosewood Beach and Oak Street Beach will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Atwater Park & Beach and Kathy Osterman Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chicago: Centennial Beach (in Naperville), Little Red Schoolhouse (in Willow Springs) and Simmons Island Beach (in Kenosha). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church, get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chicago online vacation maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago is 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for much warmer nights in Chicago, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

New York City

— 6 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.
Get in touch with nature at Schuylkill River Trail and Fire Island National Seashore. Visit Kismet Beach and 8th Ave Jetty for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge), Chanticleer (in Wayne) and Philadelphia (Rittenhouse Square & Kelly Drive). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Central Park, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, and browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

You can fly from Chicago to New York City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to New York City. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 6 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.
Get in touch with nature at Tidal Basin and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Lyon Rum Distillery (in St. Michaels), Ellen O. Moyer Nature Park at Back Creek (in Annapolis) and Matapeake Clubhouse and Beach (in Stevensville). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC road trip tool.

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in June, expect nights in Washington DC to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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.