60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to New Orleans
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Orlando
— 5 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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New York City
— 6 nights

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Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Step out of the city life by going to Willowbrook Wildlife Center and Oak Street Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Graceland Cemetery and Glessner House. Explore Chicago's surroundings by going to Wheaton (The Little Popcorn Store & First Division Museum at Cantigny). There's more to do: examine the collection at Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank and explore the world behind art at National Museum of Mexican Art.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Chicago tour builder website.

New York City to Chicago is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Chicago reach 65°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 6 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Grand Loop Road and Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River. Take a break from the city and head to Mud Volcano and Artists Paintpots. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Kepler Cascades, take in the natural beauty of Lone Star Geyser, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fountain Paint Pot.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park route maker tool.

Fly from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Chicago in October: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 47°F, while lows dip to 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yosemite National Park

— 7 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.
Head to Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Panorama Trail and Stanislaus National Forest. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, trek along Merced Grove, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yosemite Valley Loop Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (66°F), and nights are about the same (28°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Relax by the water at Ocean Beach and Baker Beach. Popular historic sites such as Oakland California Temple and Grace Cathedral are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Pride Mountain Vineyards (in St. Helena), Silver Oak Cellars (in Oakville) and Napa (Sequoia Grove Winery, Robert Biale Vineyards, &more). There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Golden Gate Promenade, stop by Russian Hill, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Haight-Ashbury.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Francisco vacation builder website.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore hidden gems such as The Americana at Brand and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Popular historic sites such as Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park and Ocean Avenue are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Gamble House, walk around Echo Park, take in the history at Mission San Gabriel Archangel, and get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West.

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Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in October; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 82°F and lows reach 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 5 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.
Head to Coca-Cola Store Las Vegas and Fashion Show Mallfor plenty of shopping. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Counts Kustoms and GoJump Las Vegas. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Clark County Heritage Museum in Henderson--about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Zak Bagans' The Haunted Museum, get curious at Bodies The Exhibition, visit The LINQ Promenade, and enjoy some diversion at Strip Gun Club.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas vacation planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in October, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Wildlife

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.
Get outdoors at East Rim Drive and Mohave Point. Explore hidden gems such as Yaki Point and Powell Point. There's still lots to do: capture your vacation like a pro with Buck Wild Grand Canyon Hummer Tours, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, cruise along Point Imperial Drive, and admire all the interesting features of Hermit Road.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 31°F at night. On the 5th (Thu), you'll travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature

New Orleans

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Visit Immaculate Conception Church and Our Sacred Stories for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as New Orleans Pharmacy Museum and Faubourg Marigny. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Hermann-Grima House, explore the world behind art at Ogden Museum of Southern Art, sample the fine beverages at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, and see the interesting displays at The Presbytere.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to New Orleans by combination of bus and flight takes about 10.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, plan for a bit warmer days in New Orleans, with highs around 62°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can fly to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Orlando

— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum and SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology. Escape the urban bustle at Andy Romano Beachfront Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore Orlando's surroundings by going to Titusville (American Space Museum & Space Walk of Fame & American Police Hall of Fame), Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens (in Port Orange) and Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens (in Ormond Beach). There's lots more to do: stop by The LEGO Store, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, tee off at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Grande Lakes, and identify plant and animal life at Tibet-Butler Preserve.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Orlando trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Orlando takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Orlando. When traveling from New Orleans in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Orlando: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Orlando

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 5 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Noah Bud Ogle Cabin and Little Greenbrier School. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking and Walker Sisters' Cabin. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Quiet Walkways, hike along Charlies Bunion, don't miss a visit to Elkmont Ghost Town, and head outdoors with Andrews Bald.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Orlando to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Orlando, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.
Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial and Anderson House will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and National Museum of Women in the Arts. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to NRA National Firearms Museum (in Fairfax) and Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House (in Alexandria). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museum of the Bible, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint John Paul II National Shrine, pause for some photo ops at Air Force Memorial, and trek along U.S. National Arboretum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Washington DC are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

New York City

— 6 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.
For shopping fun, head to West Village or Brooklyn Museum. Get some historical perspective at World Trade Center Memorial Foundation and St. Patrick's Old Cathedral. The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Green-Wood cemetery, examine the collection at Museum at Eldridge Street, wander the streets of Brooklyn Heights, and get lost in a book at The Morgan Library & Museum.

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Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in New York City are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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.