60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Boston
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Philadelphia
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Pittsburgh
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Chicago
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Badlands National Park
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Seattle
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Denver
— 5 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
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Nashville
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Houston
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Boston

— 3 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Explore hidden gems such as Fresh Pond Reservation and King's Chapel Burial Ground. Take a break from the city and head to Charles River Bike Path and Minuteman Trail Bikeway. Step out of Boston with an excursion to Lexington Green in Lexington--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Gibson House Museum, browse the exhibits of Munroe Tavern, admire the landmark architecture of Marriott's Custom House, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Park Street Church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Boston road trip planning site.

Philadelphia to Boston is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Philadelphia in May: high temperatures in Boston hover around 67°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to fly to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 7 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Battleship New Jersey and Fonthill Castle. Visiting Tyler State Park and John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Washington Memorial Chapel (in Valley Forge) and Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine (in Doylestown). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Masonic Temple, sample some tasty brews at Philly Brew Tours, admire the landmark architecture of Beth Sholom Synagogue, and look for all kinds of wild species at Morris Arboretum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Boston to Philadelphia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Boston in May, with highs in Philadelphia at 74°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Pittsburgh

— 3 nights

City of Bridges

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wigle Whiskey and Soergel Orchards. Get some historical perspective at Saint Anthony Chapel and Heinz Memorial Chapel. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Montour Trail - Bethel Park Branch, admire the striking features of Hartwood Acres Park, get engrossed in the history at Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History, and sample the tasty concoctions at East End Brewing Company.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh tour itinerary builder website.

Fly from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Chicago

— 6 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Popular historic sites such as Baha'i House of Worship and Glessner House are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Buckingham Fountain and Montrose Beach. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Tribune Tower, see the interesting displays at American Writers Museum, stroll around Oz Park, and steep yourself in history at Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Chicago vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Pittsburgh to Chicago takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pittsburgh to Chicago due to the time zone difference. May in Chicago sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Badlands National Park

— 3 nights
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Get outdoors at Roberts Prairie Dog Town and Castle Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Big Badlands Overlook and Saddle Pass Trail. Go for a jaunt from Badlands National Park to Interior to see Hurley Butte Horseback Riding about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Yellow Mounds Overlook, get great views at Pinnacles Overlook, explore the striking landscape of White River Valley Overlook, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Sage Creek Wilderness Area.

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

You can fly from Chicago to Badlands National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in June, Badlands National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Seattle

— 5 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bruce Lee Grave Site and Saint James Cathedral. Explore hidden gems such as Fishing Charters & Tours and Tumwater Falls Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Battle Point Park (in Bainbridge Island), Wolf Haven International (in Tenino) and Priest Point Park (in Olympia). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kubota Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of Elliott Bay Waterfront, get outside with Seattle Mariner Baseball, and stroll through Golden Gardens Park.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Seattle road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Badlands National Park to Seattle takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Badlands National Park in June: highs in Seattle hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Denver.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Denver

— 5 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.
Get in touch with nature at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center and Cherry Creek Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Climbing Tours and Boulder Creek Path. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Mother Cabrini Shrine (in Golden), Robert Clement Park (in Littleton) and Boulder (Eldorado Canyon & Mesa Trail). There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, explore the landscape on two wheels at Mount Falcon Castle Trail, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Logan National Cemetery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Denver tour planner.

Getting from Seattle to Denver by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in June, expect nights in Denver to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 7 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Visit Bright Angel Point and Grand Canyon Railway Depot for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lipan Point and Hermit Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grand Canyon National Park: Supai (Navajo Falls & Mooney Falls). The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and take in a show at Hopi House.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Denver to Grand Canyon National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Denver in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 42°F. On the 23rd (Wed), you're off to Nashville.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Nashville

— 6 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Take a break from the city and head to Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and Radnor Lake State Park. Get some historical perspective at Stones River National Battlefield and Historic Travellers Rest. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nashville: McGavock Confederate Cemetery (in Franklin), Rippavilla Plantation (in Spring Hill) and Stones River Greenway (in Murfreesboro). There's lots more to do: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, examine the collection at Lane Motor Museum, don't miss a visit to The District, and get engrossed in the history at Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville.

Make your Nashville itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Nashville in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Nashville. Plan for warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June since evenings lows in Nashville dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to fly to Houston.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Houston

— 3 nights

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Visit Rienzi Mansion and Lakewood Church for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Waugh Drive Bat Colony and Beer Tastings & Tours. The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, take in nature's colorful creations at McGovern Centennial Gardens, contemplate the long history of Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, and admire the striking features of Christ Church Cathedral.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Houston travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Houston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nashville in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Houston, with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Houston

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Outdoors

Washington DC

— 7 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Dobbin House Tavern and Kenmore Plantation and Gardens. Visiting Devils Den and U.S. National Arboretum will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Annapolis (Quiet Waters Park, Hammond-Harwood House, &more), David Wills House (in Gettysburg) and Fredericksburg (Fredericksburg Battlefield and Visitor Center, The Rising Sun Tavern, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Federal Hill Park, appreciate the history behind Albert Einstein Memorial, steep yourself in history at Anderson House, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baltimore Basilica.

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Traveling by flight from Houston to Washington DC takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Houston in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Boston

— 2 nights

Beantown

On the 10th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Hancock-Clarke House, steep yourself in history at Buckman Tavern, steep yourself in history at Munroe Tavern, then contemplate the long history of Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Marriott's Custom House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Park Street Church, then step aboard Charlestown Navy Yard, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of HarborWalk.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Boston day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Boston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect Boston to be little chillier, temps between 83°F and 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.