60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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Pinnacle
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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Long Beach
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Joshua Tree National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Zion National Park
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Great Basin National Park
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Death Valley National Park
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Yosemite National Park
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San Francisco
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Redwood National Park
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Lassen Volcanic National Park
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Crater Lake National Park
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North Cascades National Park
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Mount Rainier National Park
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Glacier National Park
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Pinnacle

Pinnacle ©
Pinnacle is an unincorporated community in southwestern Stokes County, North Carolina, United States, approximately 5mi SSE of the town of Pilot Mountain, between Pilot Mountain State Park and Hanging Rock State Park. To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Pinnacle road trip planner.

Columbus to Pinnacle is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In September, daily temperatures in Pinnacle can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

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Pilot Mountain State Park ©
Pilot Mountain State Park
Tory's Falls ©
Tory's Falls
Hanging Rock State Park ©
Hanging Rock State Park

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Giant Forest and Zumwalt Meadow Trail. Explore hidden gems such as General Sherman Tree and Moro Rock Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kings Canyon National Park, hike along General Grant Tree Trail, stroll through Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, and cruise along Generals Hwy.

Find out how to plan Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pinnacle to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Pinnacle in September: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Long Beach.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest

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Long Beach

Long Beach ©

Aquatic Capital of America

Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Santa Monica State Beach and Crystal Cove. Bring the kids along to Coronado Beach and South Carlsbad State Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Long Beach: Downtown Disney (in Anaheim), Newport Beach (Balboa Island & Newport Beach) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Manhattan Beach and observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of the Pacific.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Long Beach tour planner.

Fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Long Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and tram. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September: highs in Long Beach hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Long Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Aquarium of the Pacific ©
Aquarium of the Pacific
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 21st (Mon), admire all the interesting features of Geology Tour Road and then take in the awesome beauty at Eureka Peak.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park trip builder website.

You can drive from Long Beach to Joshua Tree National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Long Beach in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Joshua Tree National Park, with highs around 93°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
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Eureka Peak ©
Eureka Peak

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and Desert View Watchtower. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bright Angel Trail and Rim Trail. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, head outdoors with Bar 10 Ranch Activities, get great views at Mather Point, and trek along Tonto Trail.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Grand Canyon National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in September, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zion National Park and Zion's Main Canyon. Kids will enjoy Angel's Landing and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Get out of town with these interesting Zion National Park side-trips: Cedar City (Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center & Dixie National Forest), Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor (in Virgin) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Springdale). The adventure continues: cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway and admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Zion National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park by shuttle takes about 10 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Great Basin National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

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Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park ©
Great Basin National Park is one of the U.S.'s more out-of-the-way national parks, but those who make the trip are rewarded with the striking contrast of snowcapped peaks rising from a high-altitude desert.
Get outdoors at Wheeler Peak and Bristlecone Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lehman Caves and Alpine Lakes Loop. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Baker Lake Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Stella Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Lexington Arch, and explore and take pictures at Mather Overlook.

Discover how to plan a Great Basin National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Great Basin National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Zion National Park to Great Basin National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Zion National Park in September: high temperatures in Great Basin National Park hover around 76°F and lows are around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Great Basin National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Lehman Caves ©
Lehman Caves
Wheeler Peak ©
Wheeler Peak
Lexington Arch ©
Lexington Arch

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Explore hidden gems such as Zabriskie Point and Devil's Golf Course. Get in touch with nature at Badwater Basin and Artists Palette. There's still lots to do: get great views at Dante's View, take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, and take in the awesome beauty at Panamint Range.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Great Basin National Park to Death Valley National Park with the Route module. While traveling from Great Basin National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Kids will enjoy Yosemite, Tunnel View and Tioga Pass. There's lots more to do: stroll through Panorama Trail, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, and explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online journey planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Death Valley National Park, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Muir Woods National Monument and San Francisco Bay. Attractions like Alcatraz Island and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Patrick Amiot in Sebastopol (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, tee off at Lincoln Park, take in the views from San Francisco Bay Bridge, and take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Family-friendly places like Redwood National Park and Enderts Beach will thrill your kids. Step out of the city life by going to California Coastal Trail and Trillium Falls Hike. Change things up with a short trip to Fern Canyon in Orick (about 1h 20 min away). There's more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove and stroll through Lady Bird Johnson Grove.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Redwood National Park online travel route planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Redwood National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in October, things will get slightly colder in Redwood National Park: highs are around 64°F and lows about 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
California Coastal Trail ©
California Coastal Trail

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Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park ©
In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bumpass Hell and Sulphur Works. Visiting Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center and Mill Creek Falls will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: get impressive views of Lassen Peak , contemplate the waterfront views at Summit Lake, witness a stunning natural landmark at Terminal Geyser, and delve into the lush surroundings at Caribou Wilderness.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lassen Volcanic National Park trip builder app.

Drive from Redwood National Park to Lassen Volcanic National Park in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Redwood National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lassen Volcanic National Park, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

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Bumpass Hell ©
Bumpass Hell
Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center ©
Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center
Sulphur Works ©
Sulphur Works

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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Explore hidden gems such as Crater Lake National Park and Garfield Peak. Get in touch with nature at Pinnacles Overlook Hike and Crater Lake National Park - Steel Visitor's Center. There's still lots to do: hike along Sun Notch Trail, identify plant and animal life at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint, and stroll through Cleetwood Cove Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Crater Lake National Park takes 4.5 hours. In October, Crater Lake National Park is a bit cooler than Lassen Volcanic National Park - with highs of 71°F and lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to North Cascades National Park.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Garfield Peak ©
Garfield Peak

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North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park ©
North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Washington Pass and Cascade Pass. Take a break from the city and head to Ross Lake National Recreation Area and Diablo Dam. Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Lake Chelan National Recreation Area. There's more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at North Cascades National Park and trek along Maple Pass Loop.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the North Cascades National Park online trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Crater Lake National Park to North Cascades National Park. When traveling from Crater Lake National Park in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in North Cascades National Park: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in North Cascades National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Lake Chelan National Recreation Area ©
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area
Ross Lake National Recreation Area ©
Ross Lake National Recreation Area
North Cascades National Park ©
North Cascades National Park

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kids will enjoy Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens. Visiting Snoqualmie Falls and Gifford Pinchot National Forest will get you outdoors. Take a break from Mount Rainier National Park with a short trip to Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: hike along Skyline Trail, stroll through Trail of the Shadows, and explore the activities along Nisqually River.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park planning website.

Explore your travel options from North Cascades National Park to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. In October, daily temperatures in Mount Rainier National Park can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Point Defiance Park ©
Point Defiance Park

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Going-to-the-Sun Road and Logan Pass. Step out of the city life by going to Avalanche Lake and Virginia Falls. Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Red Rock Falls, Glacier National Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald, trek along Highline Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Goat Lick Overlook, and explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park day trip website.

Fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Glacier National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mount Rainier National Park to Glacier National Park. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in November; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach 40°F and lows reach 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass
Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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