60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 5 nights
2
Monterey
— 2 nights
3
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
4
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
5
Red Rock
— 1 night
6
Blue Ridge
— 1 day
7
Brandywine
— 3 nights
8
Washington DC
— 7 nights
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Chicago
— 7 nights
10
Yellowstone National Park
— 9 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
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Portland
— 5 nights
13
Newport
— 3 nights

5
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step off the beaten path and head to Muir Woods National Monument and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Lincoln Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Stephen & Walker Winery (in Healdsburg). There's lots more to do: hike along Lands End, enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and examine the collection at Exploratorium.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco visit planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Auckland to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Stephen & Walker Winery, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Lands End ©
Lands End
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Point Lobos.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey online travel route planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a shuttle. In July in Monterey, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Carmel
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

6
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Get in touch with nature at Yosemite, Tunnel View and Half Dome. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, stroll through Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, and trek along Panorama Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Monterey to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Monterey, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): cruise along Artists Dr, then explore the activities along Badwater Basin, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Dante's View.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park vacation planning tool.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are somewhat warmer (43°C), and nights are warmer (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Red Rock.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Dr
Artists Dr

1
night
Red Rock

Red Rock
To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Red Rock trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Death Valley National Park to Red Rock. The time zone difference when traveling from Death Valley National Park to Red Rock is 1 hour. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, Red Rock is a bit warmer at night with lows of 30°C. You will leave for Blue Ridge on the 9th (Tue).

Things to do in Red Rock

Parks · Trails · Wildlife

1
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Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge
Blue Ridge is a census-designated place (CDP) in Botetourt County, Virginia, United States. Start your trip to Blue Ridge by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Red Rock to Blue Ridge. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. On the 10th (Wed), you'll travel to Brandywine.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Nature · Parks · Nightlife

3
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Brandywine

Brandywine ©
Brandywine is the name of an unincorporated area in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States, that refers both to a census-designated place (CDP) and a zip code area which is much larger (20613), whose areas overlap. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at George Washington's Mount Vernon and Breezy Point Beach. Step out of the city life by going to North Beach and Matapeake Clubhouse and Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brandywine: The Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum (in Chesapeake Beach) and Running Hare Vineyard (in Prince Frederick). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, learn about winemaking at Robin Hill Farm and Vineyards, and contemplate the long history of Surratt House Museum.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Brandywine trip itinerary website.

Getting from Blue Ridge to Brandywine by car takes about 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Brandywine

Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Chesapeake Beach, Matapeake Clubhouse and Beach, Surratt House Museum, North Beach, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
George Washington's Mount Vernon ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary ©
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
Surratt House Museum ©
Surratt House Museum

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nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Visit Arlington National Cemetery and Jennie Wade House for their historical value. Let the collections at National Gallery of Art and Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens capture your imagination. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Manassas National Battlefield Park (in Manassas), The Winery at La Grange (in Haymarket) and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum, learn about all things military at U.S. Naval Academy, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, and see the interesting displays at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip maker.

Traveling by car from Brandywine to Washington DC takes an hour. Traveling from Brandywine in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Washington DC, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, St. Michaels, Arlington, Annapolis, Manassas National Battlefield Park
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Let the collections at Harley-Davidson Museum and Museum of Science and Industry capture your imagination. Visit Pabst Mansion and Farnsworth House for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chicago: Westclox Museum (in Peru), Indiana Dunes State Park (in Chesterton) and Starved Rock State Park (in Utica). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Milwaukee Art Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverwalk, stroll through Whirlpool Compass Fountain, and walk around Silver Beach County Park.

Plan a Chicago trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Washington DC to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Chicago is minus 1 hour. August in Chicago sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Milwaukee, Saint Joseph, Farnsworth House, Westclox Museum, Indiana Dunes State Park
Highlights from your plan
Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park
Silver Beach County Park ©
Silver Beach County Park
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail

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nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Lamar Valley. Step off the beaten path and head to Old Faithful and Jenny Lake Trail. Explore Yellowstone National Park's surroundings by going to Grand Teton National Park (String Lake & Potholes Turnout, Grand Teton National Park). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at S Rim Trail, trek along Trout Lake Trail, take in the natural beauty of Norris Geyser Basin, and take a peaceful walk through Petrified Tree.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, shuttle, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in August, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around 3°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Norris Geyser Basin ©
Norris Geyser Basin
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road

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nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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 Lake McDonald. Visiting Logan Pass and Grinnell Glacier will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, admire the sheer force of Silver Staircase Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Falls, and trek along Avalanche Lake.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Glacier National Park travel route tool.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, things will get a bit warmer in Glacier National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lake McDonald ©
Lake McDonald
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake

5
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Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
We've included these beaches for you: Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Multnomah Falls and Fort Clatsop National Memorial. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Astoria (Columbia River Maritime Museum & Astoria Column) and Cannon Beach (Oswald West State Park & Ecola State Park). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Portland travel route planner.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Portland by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, Portland is a bit warmer than Glacier National Park - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Astoria, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area ©
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and then immerse yourself in nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach, then admire all the interesting features of Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Newport road trip website.

You can drive from Portland to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, Newport is a bit cooler than Portland - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Heceta Head Lighthouse, Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area

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