60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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60 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Estes Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Palisade
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Santa Barbara
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Paso Robles
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + foot + bus:  5​h
8
Healdsburg
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Fort Bragg
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Trinidad
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h
11
Fredericksburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Waco
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

4
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll get in some beach time at Ponquogue Beach and Shinnecock East County Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cupsogue Beach County Park and The Amazing Olive. Venture out of the city with trips to Words Bookstore (in Maplewood), Brid's Closet (in Cornwall on Hudson) and Woodbury Common Premium Outlets (in Central Valley). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at St. James General Store, hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, shop like a local with SoHo, and look for gifts at The Amazing Olive.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip planning site .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City. Traveling from London in September, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Amazing Olive, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Cupsogue Beach County Park, Shinnecock East County Park, Brid's Closet
Highlights from your plan
Ponquogue Beach ©
Ponquogue Beach
SoHo ©
SoHo
Cupsogue Beach County Park ©
Cupsogue Beach County Park

4
nights
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Downtown Estes Park and Glen Haven General Store. Head to Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures and Images of Rocky Mountain National Parkfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Estes Park side-trips: Boulder (Pearl Street Mall & Boulder County Farmers Market), Grand Lake (The Beach at Grand Lake & Never Summer Mountain Products) and Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park). There's still lots to do: stop by Laura's Fine Candy, shop like a local with Scot's Sporting Goods, and browse for treasures at Fall River Jewelry, Coins & Antiques.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Estes Park online attractions planner .

Do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi from New York City to Estes Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Estes Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, Estes Park is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Palisade.

Things to do in Estes Park

Shopping Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Grand Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Boulder
Highlights from your plan
Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures ©
Downtown Estes Park ©
Downtown Estes Park
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©

4
nights
Palisade

Palisade ©
Palisade is a Statutory Town in Mesa County, Colorado, United States. For shopping fun, head to Enstrom's or Colterris Wines. Step off the beaten path and head to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Hermosa Vineyards. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palisade: Azura Cellars and Gallery (in Paonia), Colorado National Monument (in Fruita) and Leroux Creek Inn & Vineyards (in Hotchkiss). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Meadery of the Rockies and stop by Sprigs & Sprouts Lavender Farm.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Palisade route planner.

You can drive from Estes Park to Palisade in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Palisade

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Grand Junction, Colorado National Monument, Leroux Creek Inn & Vineyards, Azura Cellars and Gallery, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Highlights from your plan
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Hermosa Vineyards ©
Hermosa Vineyards

4
nights
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Camarillo Premium Outlets and The Sacred Space. Head to Bart's Books and Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Marketfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Barbara: Jalama Beach (in Lompoc) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). Dedicate the 18th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Butterfly Beach, explore and take pictures at State Street, do a tasting at Grassini Family Vineyards, and get some fabulous bargains at Italian Pottery Outlet.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara day trip app .

Explore your travel options from Palisade to Santa Barbara with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Palisade to Santa Barbara is minus 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Santa Barbara are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Shopping Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Butterfly Beach, Jalama Beach, Bart's Books, Third Street Promenade, Camarillo Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
The Sacred Space ©
The Sacred Space
Camarillo Premium Outlets ©
Camarillo Premium Outlets
Butterfly Beach ©
Butterfly Beach

6
nights
Paso Robles

Paso Robles ©
A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
We've included these beaches for you: Piedras Blancas and Morro Strand State Beach. Head to Pasolivo Olive Oil and Lucia Apothecaryfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Paso Robles: Cambria (Moonstone Beach & Cambria Nursery & Florist), San Simeon (Hearst Castle, William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach, & more) and Morro Bay (The Garden Gallery & The Shell Shop). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Castoro Cellars and stop by Rons.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Paso Robles vacation website .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Paso Robles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in September, expect nights in Paso Robles to be a bit cooler, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

San Simeon, Cambria, Morro Bay, Templeton, Alapay Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Morro Strand State Beach ©
Morro Strand State Beach
Pasolivo Olive Oil ©
Pasolivo Olive Oil

3
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Head to The Cheese Shop and Trio Carmelfor plenty of shopping. Visit Pfeiffer State Beach and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park for some beach relaxation. Step out of Carmel with an excursion to McWay Falls in Big Sur--about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a memorable drive along Seventeen Mile Drive, and admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Carmel route maker site .

Traveling by car from Paso Robles to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Paso Robles in September, expect nights in Carmel to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

5
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.
Head to Grass Roots Natural Foods and Yosemite Museum Galleryfor some retail therapy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tioga Pass and El Capitan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yosemite National Park: Ironstone Vineyards (in Murphys), Lee Vining (Tioga Rd, Mono Lake County Park, & more) and Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company (in Bear Valley). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, make a trip to Pothole Dome, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Yosemite National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Carmel to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Carmel in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 3°C in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Lee Vining, Bear Valley Adventure Company, Ironstone Vineyards, Grass Roots Natural Foods
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve ©
Tioga Rd
Tioga Rd

6
nights
Healdsburg

The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ramini Mozzarella and Big John's Market. You'll get in some beach time at Bodega Dunes and Goat Rock Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Healdsburg side-trips: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), Gualala Point Regional Park (in Gualala) and Navarro Vineyards (in Philo). Next up on the itinerary: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and kick back and relax at Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Healdsburg trip planner .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Healdsburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, with highs in Healdsburg at 30°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Geyserville, Navarro Vineyards, Ramini Mozzarella, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Stephen & Walker Winery ©
Stephen & Walker Winery

4
nights
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Seaside Beach and Noyo Headlands Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mendocino Coast and Black Sands Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort Bragg: Legend of Big Foot (in Garberville) and Briceland Vineyards (in Redway). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, contemplate the long history of Ford House Museum, stop by Mendocino Jams & Preserves, and enjoy the sand and surf at Glass Beach.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Fort Bragg road trip app .

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to Fort Bragg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Fort Bragg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mendocino, Briceland Vineyards, Black Sands Beach, Legend of Big Foot
Highlights from your plan
Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
Van Damme State Park ©
Van Damme State Park
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens ©
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

5
nights
Trinidad

Trinidad ©
Trinidad is a seaside city in Humboldt County, located on the Pacific Ocean 8mi north of the Arcata-Eureka Airport and 15mi north of the college town of Arcata. Explore hidden gems such as Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park and Golden Gait Mercantile. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Trinidad State Beach and Big Lagoon County Park. Get out of town with these interesting Trinidad side-trips: Samoa Dunes Recreation Area (in Samoa), The Blacksmith Shop (in Ferndale) and Klamath River (in Klamath). There's lots more to do: savor the flavors at Arcata Farmers' Market, see the interesting displays at Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum, do a tasting at Moonstone Crossing Winery Tasting Room, and stop by Trinidad Art Gallery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Trinidad route maker site .

You can drive from Fort Bragg to Trinidad in 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Fort Bragg in October: highs in Trinidad hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Arcata, Ferndale, Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Samoa Dunes Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park ©
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
Trinidad State Beach ©
Trinidad State Beach
Samoa Dunes Recreation Area ©
Samoa Dunes Recreation Area

5
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Luckenbach Texas General Store and Wolfmuellers Bookstore. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Frio Canyon Motorcycle Stop and Camp Verde General Store. Change things up with these side-trips from Fredericksburg: Lost Maples Winery (in Vanderpool), Historic Old Ingram Loop (in Ingram) and Comfort (Hill Country Pottery, Comfort Antique Mall, & more). And it doesn't end there: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Vintage 205, stop by The Christmas Store, learn about winemaking at 1851 Vineyards, and view the masterpieces at Kerr Arts & Cultural Center Inc..

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Trinidad to Fredericksburg. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Trinidad in October: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 31°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Shopping Museums Tours

Side Trips

Kerrville, Comfort, Camp Verde General Store, Historic Old Ingram Loop, Frio Canyon Motorcycle Stop
Highlights from your plan
Luckenbach Texas General Store ©
Luckenbach Texas General Store
Frio Canyon Motorcycle Stop ©
Frio Canyon Motorcycle Stop
National Museum of the Pacific War ©

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Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Shop till you drop at Wiseman House and Brazos Valley Cheese. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Cedar Chest Too Antique Mall and JDH Iron Designs. Get out of town with these interesting Waco side-trips: The Velvet Angel (in Waxahachie), Bluff Dale Vineyards (in Bluff Dale) and Burleson Antique Mall (in Burleson). Next up on the itinerary: stop by The Findery, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Simply Irresistible, browse the different shops at Richland Mall, and look for all kinds of wild species at Carleen Bright Arboretum.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Waco trip builder tool .

Drive from Fredericksburg to Waco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Waco

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bluff Dale Vineyards, JDH Iron Designs Valley Mills Location, Burleson Antique Mall, The Cedar Chest Too Antique Mall, Wiseman House
Highlights from your plan
Magnolia Market Silos ©
Magnolia Market Silos
Bluff Dale Vineyards ©
Bluff Dale Vineyards
Carleen Bright Arboretum ©
Carleen Bright Arboretum

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