60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey maker

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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Palm Springs
— 3 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 5 nights
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San Simeon
— 3 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Monterey
— 5 nights
Taxi to Gilroy, CA, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 4 nights
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San Diego

— 5 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like San Diego Bay Walk and Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park. Visit Mormon Battalion Historic Site and Mission Beach Boardwalk for their historical value. Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to Encinitas (Swami's Beach, Moonlight State Beach, &more), Carlsbad (Batiquitos Lagoon, Craftsmanship Museum, &more) and Oceanside (Mission San Luis Rey & California Surf Museum). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Harbor and Shelter Islands, see the world from above with Corporate Helicopters, kick back and relax at Del Mar City Beach, and browse the fresh offerings at Liberty Public Market.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read San Diego online holiday planner.

Durham to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Durham to San Diego due to the time zone difference. In March, San Diego is somewhat warmer than Durham - with highs of 69°F and lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Palm Springs

— 3 nights
Explore hidden gems such as Bump and Grind Trail and Indian Canyons Golf Resort. Step out of the city life by going to Indian Canyons Hiking Trails and North Lykken Trail. Step out of Palm Springs to go to Palm Desert and see Desert Holocaust Memorial, which is approximately 30 minutes away.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Palm Springs day trip app.

You can drive from San Diego to Palm Springs in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Diego in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Palm Springs: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Golf

Side Trip

Santa Barbara

— 5 nights

The American Riviera

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Santa Barbara Maritime Museum and Old Mission Santa Ines. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Carpinteria State Beach and Arroyo Burro County Beach Park. Explore Santa Barbara's surroundings by going to Elverhoj Museum (in Solvang) and Carpinteria Harbor Seal Preserve and Rookery (in Carpinteria). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Casa del Herrero, hike along Cabrillo Bike Path, browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market, and stroll through Santa Barbara Orchid Estate.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Palm Springs to Santa Barbara in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In March, Santa Barbara is slightly colder than Palm Springs - with highs of 69°F and lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

San Simeon

— 3 nights
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Visiting William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach and Sand Dollar Beach will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pacific Valley Bluff Trail and New Camaldoli Hermitage. Get out of town with these interesting San Simeon side-trips: Big Sur (Salmon Creek Falls Trail & Big Creek Bridge). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Jade Cove, take some stellar pictures from Ragged Point Overlook, take in the waterfront at San Simeon Pier, and add some adventure to your tour with Kayak Outfitters.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Simeon trip website.

Drive from Santa Barbara to San Simeon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Santa Barbara in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in San Simeon: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 5 nights

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cedar Grove Visitor Center and The Presidente tree. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Big Baldy and Gus's Fresh Jerky. Explore Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park's surroundings by going to The Kern Valley Museum (in Kernville) and Shaver Stable (in Shaver Lake). The adventure continues: hike along John Muir Trail, get great views at Buck Rock Lookout, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Whitney, and admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Drive from San Simeon to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park when traveling from San Simeon in April, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Baker Beach and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Visit Golden Gate Promenade and SS. Peter and Paul Church for their historical value. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Muir Beach (in Muir Beach), Mount Tamalpais State Park (in Mill Valley) and Half Moon Bay (Miramar Beach & Mavericks). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Sutro Baths, enjoy the sand and surf at Rodeo Beach, have fun and explore at Bay Area Discovery Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in April: highs in San Francisco hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monterey

— 5 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Popular historic sites such as Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Point Pinos Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Venture Gallery and Gallery by the Sea Carmel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Monterey side-trips: Big Sur (Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Pfeiffer State Beach, &more). The adventure continues: explore the landscape on two wheels at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, get a taste of the local shopping with Photography West Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, and stroll through Scenic Road Walkway.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Monterey online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark and Ansel Adams Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours and Panorama Trail. There's much more to do: hike along Four Mile Trail, stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, and take in the dramatic scenery at Chilnualna Falls.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park journey builder website.

Getting from Monterey to Yosemite National Park by combination of taxi and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Monterey in April, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 28°F at night. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Death Valley National Park

— 3 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the activities along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, tee off at Furnace Creek Golf Course, then contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, then explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Golden Canyon. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Death Valley Nut & Candy, get engrossed in the history at Beatty Museum & Historical Society, and then explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are a bit warmer (77°F), and nights are much warmer (49°F). On the 29th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Olympic National Park

— 5 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Get outdoors at Ruby Beach and Mount Olympus. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mount Storm King and Mount Walker. Explore Olympic National Park's surroundings by going to Brinnon (Rocky Brook Falls Trail & Whitney Gardens and Nursery), Merriman Falls (in Quinault) and Hoodsport (The Hardware Distillery Co. & Hoodsport Winery). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls, trek along Kalaloch Beach Trail 4, explore the activities along Hood Canal, and stroll through Ozette Loop Hike.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Death Valley National Park to Olympic National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in April, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Olympic National Park: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 4 nights
The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
Step off the beaten path and head to American Camp and Judd Cove Preserve. Visiting Turtleback Mountain and Springtide Paddlesports will get you outdoors. Step out of Friday Harbor to go to Olga and see Buck Bay Shellfish Farm, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at IMA - San Juan Islands Museum of Art, look for gifts at Pelindaba Lavender Friday Harbor, get outside with The Schooner, Spike Africa, Friday Harbor, san Juan Islands, and take in the exciting artwork at Arctic Raven Gallery.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Friday Harbor vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Olympic National Park to Friday Harbor takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Friday Harbor can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Seattle

— 10 nights

Emerald City

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.
Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve and Bruce Lee Grave Site are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Bloedel Reserve and Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Tacoma (LeMay - America's Car Museum, Museum of Glass, &more), Bainbridge Arts & Crafts (in Bainbridge Island) and Camano Island (Canopy Tours Northwest & Cama Beach State Park). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, gain insight at University of Washington, and stroll through Washington Park Arboretum.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle road trip planning site.

Fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Friday Harbor in May, Seattle is a bit warmer at night with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.

Washington State travel guide

4.2
Art Galleries · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.