60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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60 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Port Elizabeth
Fly:  28​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
2
Anchorage
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  8​h 15​min
3
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Bus + Ferry:  4​h 15​min
4
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 15​min
5
Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
11
Orlando, Florida
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Pigeon Forge
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  4​h 45​min
13
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Port Elizabeth

2
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Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Step out of Honolulu with an excursion to Kailua Beach Park in Kailua--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of USS Arizona Memorial, kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu online journey planner .

Port Elizabeth, South Africa to Honolulu is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Elizabeth to Honolulu is minus 12 hours. When traveling from Port Elizabeth in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Honolulu: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

3
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.
Make the 5th (Mon) an awe-inspiring day at Chugach State Park. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, get to know the resident critters at Alaska Zoo, identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, and see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

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You can do a combination of flight and car from Honolulu to Anchorage in 9.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Anchorage is 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Honolulu in August, with highs in Anchorage at 22°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Chugach State Park ©
Chugach State Park
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center

4
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, beaches, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Hurricane Ridge, stroll through Sol Duc Falls, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, and trek along Second Beach Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park online road trip planner .

Getting from Anchorage to Olympic National Park by combination of car, flight, and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Alaska Standard Time (AKST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Anchorage in August, expect nights in Olympic National Park to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 14th (Wed), wander the streets of Pike Place Market, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Woodland Park Zoo, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Olympic National Park to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Olympic National Park in August; daily highs in Seattle reach 31°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

5
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Swiftcurrent Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake, and hike along Highline Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Glacier National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 10°C in Glacier National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

5
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, and trek along Artist Point.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 24°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

4
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Grand Teton National Park is known for wildlife, scenic drive, nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton, take in the dramatic natural features at Inspiration Point, take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and contemplate the waterfront views at Jackson Lake.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park tour planner .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, explore and take pictures at Twin Peaks, walk around Golden Gate Park, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco travel planner.

Fly from Grand Teton National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Lembert Dome, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park day trip site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center, & more). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get your game on at Virtual Room Los Angeles, and explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
nights
Orlando, Florida

Orlando ©
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.
Step out of Orlando with an excursion to The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in Anaheim--about 36 minutes away. Pack the 14th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Pack the 18th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort, discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park, try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and get your game on at The Escape Game Orlando.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando travel planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Orlando in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Orlando. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Orlando, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

5
nights
Pigeon Forge

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Explore Pigeon Forge's surroundings by going to Ocoee (Ocoee Outdoors, Inc. & Adventures Unlimited) and Hartford (5 Rivers Adventures & River Rafting & Tubing). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and walk around Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pigeon Forge online trip builder .

Fly from Orlando to Pigeon Forge in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in September, expect Pigeon Forge to be slightly colder, temps between 33°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Ocoee, Hartford, Sugarlands Distilling Company
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, steep yourself in history at Ellis Island, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New York City day trip website .

Getting from Pigeon Forge to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September in New York City, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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