60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Washington DC
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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Falmouth
— 5 nights
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Eastham
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
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San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll get in some beach time at Johnson's Beach and Doran Beach. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Manresa State Beach (in Aptos), Santa Cruz (Natural Bridges State Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Shark Fin Cove (in Davenport). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of California State Capitol Museum, explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, admire the masterpieces at Crocker Art Museum, and hike along Lands End.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Parsons Memorial and California State Mining and Mineral Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pioneer Yosemite History Center and Yosemite Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yosemite National Park: Murphys (Mercer Caverns & Ironstone Vineyards), Sonora (Tuolumne County Museum & Veterans Memorial Hall & Military Museum) and Nelder Grove (in Madera). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Mariposa Grove, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, and take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 6 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bright Angel Point and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. Tusayan Museum and Kolb Studio will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Grand Canyon National Park with a short trip to Vermillion Cliffs Scenic Highway in Marble Canyon, about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: trek along South Kaibab Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail, and take a memorable drive along Hermit Road.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, Grand Canyon National Park is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. On the 30th (Mon), you're off to Washington DC.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Trails

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 5 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 a sense of the local culture at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and U.S. Naval Academy. Visiting Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts and Ego Alley will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle), Annapolis (Maryland State House, BayCat Sailing, &more) and Fredericksburg (Fredericksburg Confederate Cemetery, Chatham Manor, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture, stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Washington DC takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Washington DC. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Falmouth.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Falmouth

— 5 nights
Falmouth is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States; Barnstable County is coextensive with Cape Cod. Explore hidden gems such as Shining Sea Bikeway and Aquinnah Lighthouse. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Menemsha Public Beach and Oak Bluffs Town Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to The Cape Cod Canal Bikeway (in Bourne), Sandwich (Heritage Museums & Gardens, Hoxie House, &more) and Craigville Beach (in Centerville). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Plimoth Patuxet, kick back and relax at Lucy Vincent Beach, stroll through Joseph Sylvia State Beach, and visit a coastal fixture at Ned's Point Lighthouse.

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Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Falmouth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in September: high temperatures in Falmouth hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Eastham.

Things to do in Falmouth

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Eastham

— 3 nights
Eastham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. Explore hidden gems such as Head of the Meadow Beach and White Crest Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Cape Cod National Seashore and Nauset Beach. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Chatham's Godfrey Windmill, examine the collection at Shark Center, kick back and relax at Coast Guard Beach, and hike along Cape Cod Rail Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Eastham trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Falmouth to Eastham takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Eastham

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

New York City

— 5 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.
Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. Escape the urban bustle at Ocean Beach and Ship Bottom Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Ocean Grove Beach (in Ocean Grove), Bay Head Beach (in Bay Head) and Mantoloking Beach (in Mantoloking). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, stroll through Kismet Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

Getting from Eastham to New York City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, New York City is somewhat warmer than Eastham - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to fly to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park

— 3 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chapel of the Sacred Heart and Chapel of the Transfiguration. Step out of the city life by going to Jenny Lake Trail and Cascade Canyon Trail. There's still lots to do: cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, stroll through String Lake, get engrossed in the history at Murie Centre, and explore and take pictures at Signal Mountain Summit Road.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park online sightseeing planner.

Getting from New York City to Grand Teton National Park by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from New York City to Grand Teton National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are little chillier (23°C), and nights are colder (3°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature

Yellowstone National Park

— 7 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Uncle Tom's Trail and Beaver Ponds Loop Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Yellowstone Lake. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hayden Valley, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, and look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 18°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Glacier National Park

— 4 nights

Crown of the Continent

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Going-to-the-Sun Road and Museum of the Plains Indian. Escape the urban bustle at Logan Pass and Iceberg Lake Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Glacier National Park side-trips: East Glacier Park (Scenic Point Trail & Aster Falls). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, stroll through Piegan Pass, hike along Cracker Lake Hike, and explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In September, Glacier National Park is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Seattle

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Doris Cooper Houghton Beach Park, stroll through Juanita Beach Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Madison Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bruce Lee Grave Site, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and finally view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Brackett's Landing South, enjoy the sand and surf at Olympic Beach, kick back and relax at Meadowdale Beach Park, get up close to creatures of the deep with Puget Sound Express, then examine the collection at Northwest Railway Museum, and finally admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seattle online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Seattle by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in October; daily highs in Seattle reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Olympic National Park

— 2 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): trek along Quinault River-Pony Bridge Day Hike, delve into the lush surroundings at Quinault Rain Forest, take in the dramatic scenery at Merriman Falls, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach, then trek along Hoh River Trail, and finally take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, admire the sheer force of Bunch Creek Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls, then trek along Kalaloch Beach Trail 4, then trek along Second Beach Trail, and finally hike along Ozette Loop Hike.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park driving holiday planning website.

Explore your travel options from Seattle to Olympic National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Seattle in October, plan for little chillier nights in Olympic National Park, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Anchorage

— 2 nights

The City of Lights and Flowers

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.
On the 6th (Wed), examine the collection at Alaska Jewish Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Point Woronzof, steep yourself in history at Indian Valley Mine & Gifts, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, then get great views at Westchester Lagoon, and finally stroll through Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hillside Park, head outdoors with Turnagain Arm, contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center, head outdoors with Mt Baldy, then hike along Friends of Eagle River Nature, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Alaska Museum of Science & Nature.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Anchorage trip planning app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Olympic National Park to Anchorage in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Olympic National Park to Anchorage is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Olympic National Park in October, expect Anchorage to be slightly colder, temps between 8°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Honolulu, Oahu

— 5 nights

Big Pineapple

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 the city life by going to Lanikai Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Appreciate the collections at USS Arizona Memorial and Bishop Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Waimanalo (Waimanalo Beach & Bellows Field Beach Park), Laie Hawaii Temple (in Laie) and Turtle Bay Beach (in Kahuku). Next up on the itinerary: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach, and brush up on your military savvy at US Army Museum of Hawaii.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu day trip planning site.

You can fly from Anchorage to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Alaska Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Anchorage in October, with highs in Honolulu at 36°C and lows at 27°C. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.