60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Train
2
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Lancaster
Drive
4
Hershey
Drive
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Cleveland
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Columbus
— 1 night
Drive
8
Indianapolis
— 1 night
Drive
9
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Drive
10
Springfield
Drive
11
Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive
12
Milwaukee
Drive
13
Green Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
14
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Drive
15
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Drive
16
Rapid City
— 3 nights
Drive
17
Denver
— 4 nights
Drive
18
Riverton
Drive
19
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
20
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive
21
Idaho Falls
— 1 night
Drive
22
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Drive
23
Grand Junction
Drive
24
Moab
— 1 night
Drive
25
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
26
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
27
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
28
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly
29
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly
30
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
31
Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive
32
Miami Beach
— 3 nights

S M T W T F S
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4

New York City

— 4 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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, take a stroll through Times Square, and get great views at Top of the Rock.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip maker tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to New York City is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to New York City. Traveling from Tel Aviv in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in New York City, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites

Lancaster

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
To see other places to visit and tourist information, read Lancaster trip planner.

Drive from Philadelphia to Lancaster in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, Lancaster is little chillier at night with lows of 22°C. On the 8th (Thu), you're off to Hershey.

Things to do in Lancaster

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Nightlife

Hershey

Chocolatetown, USA

Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
On the 8th (Thu), get in on the family fun at Hersheypark.

Discover how to plan a Hershey trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Lancaster to Hershey in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Hershey are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

Washington DC

— 2 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.
You've now added International Spy Museum to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at International Spy Museum, pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hershey to Washington DC takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Washington DC sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Cleveland.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Cleveland

— 2 nights

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cleveland online itinerary maker.

You can fly from Washington DC to Cleveland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Cleveland is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Cleveland

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Columbus

— 1 night

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum and then learn the secrets of beer at Pedal Wagon Columbus.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Columbus itinerary app.

Getting from Cleveland to Columbus by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Columbus can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Columbus

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Indianapolis

— 1 night

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Central Canal and then stop by Rocket Fizz.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Indianapolis online attractions planner.

You can drive from Columbus to Indianapolis in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. July in Indianapolis sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Shopping

Saint Louis

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, walk around Forest Park, and then examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis online holiday maker.

Drive from Indianapolis to Saint Louis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Indianapolis to Saint Louis. When traveling from Indianapolis in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Saint Louis, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Springfield.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Springfield

Flower City

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Lincoln Home National Historic Site, walk around Union Square Park, and then walk around Union Square Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Springfield sightseeing website.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Springfield in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Springfield sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Chicago.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Reliance Building, stroll around Millennium Park, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, then admire the striking features of Marquette Building, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago road trip planning website.

You can fly from Springfield to Chicago in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Chicago, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Tours

Milwaukee

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): look for gifts at The Spice House.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Milwaukee trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Milwaukee takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Green Bay.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Shopping
Highlights from your trip

Green Bay

— 2 nights

Home of the Packers

Home of the Green Bay Packers, the city of Green Bay centers around sports and is home to hundreds of notable football icons, including Brett Favre and Curly Lambeau.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Green Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Milwaukee to Green Bay in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Green Bay sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Green Bay

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Minneapolis

— 2 nights

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Mill City Museum and then admire the natural beauty at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America, then find something for the whole family at Nickelodeon Universe, and then walk around Mill Ruins Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Minneapolis sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Green Bay to Minneapolis in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Green Bay in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Minneapolis, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Shopping · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Sioux Falls

— 1 night
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. On the 23rd (Fri), hike along SculptureWalk & Arc of Dreams Monument and then walk around Falls Park.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sioux Falls trip maker.

Getting from Minneapolis to Sioux Falls by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Rapid City

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Country USA, and then pause for some photo ops at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rapid City road trip app.

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Rapid City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sioux Falls to Rapid City due to the time zone difference. July in Rapid City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Mon) before leaving for Denver.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Denver

— 4 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Venture out of the city with trips to Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour (in Georgetown), Pikes Peak - America's Mountain (in Cascade) and Garden of the Gods (in Colorado Springs). There's still lots to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, cruise along Mount Evans Scenic Byway, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Denver travel route planning site.

Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Denver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Denver sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Riverton.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Museums

Side Trips

Riverton

Riverton is a city in Fremont County, Wyoming, United States. To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Riverton trip itinerary builder app.

Explore your travel options from Denver to Riverton with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. You will leave for Yellowstone National Park on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Riverton

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

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, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hayden Valley, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, and witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Riverton to Yellowstone National Park takes 3.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Riverton in July, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 26°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Jackson Hole

— 1 night
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
On the 4th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, then surround yourself with nature on Ana's Grand Excursions, then cast your line with Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School, and finally snap pictures at Snake River Bridge.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jackson Hole, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Idaho Falls

— 1 night
Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Idaho Falls online route planner.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Idaho Falls takes 2.5 hours. In August, Idaho Falls is somewhat warmer than Jackson Hole - with highs of 35°C and lows of 11°C. On the 5th (Thu), you're off to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Salt Lake City

— 3 nights

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Salt Lake City is known for historic sites, nature, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, contemplate the long history of Assembly Hall, and get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip planner.

Fly from Idaho Falls to Salt Lake City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In August, Salt Lake City is a bit warmer than Idaho Falls - with highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Grand Junction

The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Meadery of the Rockies and then take a stroll through Downtown Grand Junction.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Junction tour planner.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Grand Junction by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Salt Lake City in August since evenings lows in Grand Junction dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trip

Moab

— 1 night

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab route planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Junction to Moab takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In August, daytime highs in Moab are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 10th (Tue), take in the pleasant sights at Paria View, take some stellar pictures from Sunrise Point, then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge, then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To plan Bryce Canyon National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Moab to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Moab in August, things will get a bit cooler in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 29°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park online travel planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, expect Zion National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 31°C. On the 13th (Fri), you're off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Las Vegas

— 3 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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, meet the residents at Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas driving holiday planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 45°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be little chillier, around 17°C, while days are cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Miami Beach.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Miami Beach

— 3 nights

The World's Playground

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Change things up with a short trip to Dolphin Mall in Miami (about 34 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, traverse land and water with a duck tour, shop like a local with Ocean Drive, and wander the streets of Espanola Way.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami Beach trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from San Francisco to Miami Beach in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco to Miami Beach, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect Miami Beach to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trip

Orlando

— 3 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.
Pack the 25th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Pack the 26th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld and make an unforgettable trip to Avatar Flight of Passage.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Orlando trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Miami Beach to Orlando by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Orlando are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

Miami Beach

— 3 nights

The World's Playground

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Miami Beach Boardwalk, kick back and relax at South Beach, go for a stroll along the water at Miami Beach Marina, then take a stroll through Lincoln Road, and finally look for gifts at Wings Beachwear. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Lummus Park Beach, don't miss a visit to Collins Avenue, and then make a trip to Bayside Marketplace.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Miami Beach online vacation planner.

You can fly from Orlando to Miami Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
History Museums · Casinos · Specialty Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.

Indiana travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Room Escape Games · Specialty Museums
The Hoosier State
With an extensive history of motorsports, Indiana's main claim to fame is the popular automobile race held each year in its capital city. A mostly rural state, Indiana is a land of till plains and lakes, its appearance a result of traces left behind by receding glaciers. The central section of the state, mostly flat with some rolling hills, contains some of the country's most fertile farmland. The state also contains almost 39,000 km (24,000 mi) of waterways, including the Wabash River, the longest free-flowing river east of the Mississippi. For a genuine "Hoosier" experience, tour the state's slow-paced small towns, noted for their hospitality and outstanding local cuisine. You'll remember the warmth and charm long after your vacation is over.

Illinois travel guide

4.4
Observation Decks · Parks · Art Museums
The Prairie State
The most populous state in the country's Midwest region, Illinois features a diverse landscape that includes both the enormous urban sprawl of Chicago and flat central plains, devoted almost entirely to farmland. With a great selection of things to do, Chicago is the state's centerpiece, featuring world-famous architecture and renowned museums. Farther away from this giant urban center, you can explore historical landmarks dedicated to local heroes Abraham Lincoln and Ernest Hemingway. The state also includes a prehistoric Native American site, one of only 20 World Heritage Sites in the United States, a unique feature well-worth adding to your itinerary.

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · River Rafting & Tubing · History Museums
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.