60 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Marble Canyon, Kane, Arizona, United States of America, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Ouray
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Ouray
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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North Cascades National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Fly to Anchorage
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Anchorage
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San Francisco — 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, get curious at Exploratorium, and walk around Crissy Field.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online attractions 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 a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Chilnualna Falls, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.
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South Lake Tahoe — 4 nights

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Explore South Lake Tahoe's surroundings by going to Tahoe City (River Rafting & Tubing & Commons Beach Park), West End Beach (in Truckee) and Eagle Rock Hiking Trail (in Homewood). There's lots more to do: indulge your senses at Wine Tours From Tahoe, pause for some serene contemplation at St Theresa Catholic Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Pope Beach, and experience rural life at Tahoe Trout Farm.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe trip planning app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 3 hours. In August in South Lake Tahoe, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Bryce Canyon National Park.
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Bryce Canyon National Park — 3 nights

You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on Red Canyon Trail Rides, get great views at Fairyland Point, take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, and stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can fly from South Lake Tahoe to Bryce Canyon National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe to Bryce Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Bryce Canyon National Park are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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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.
On the 22nd (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at North Rim Visitor Center, trek along South Kaibab Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Navajo Point.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip website.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and bus takes about 7.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ouray.
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Ouray — 2 nights

Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin, then steep yourself in history at Yankee Girl Mine, then examine the collection at Ouray Alchemist Museum, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ouray holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Ouray takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect nights in Ouray to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Chicago.
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Chicago — 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and get curious at Museum of Science and Industry.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Chicago online journey builder.

You can fly from Ouray to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Ouray to Chicago is 1 hour. Traveling from Ouray in August, things will get a bit warmer in Chicago: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 4 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.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a sense of history and politics at White House, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC visit planning site.

You can fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to fly to New York City.
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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.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, make a trip to Grand Central Terminal, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New York City tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.
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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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, trek along Pelican Creek Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at S Rim Trail, and take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

For maps and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 18°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Glacier National Park.
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Glacier National Park — 5 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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall, and hike along Swiftcurrent Falls.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect Glacier National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to fly to Seattle.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then look for gifts at Glasshouse Studio, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, then make a trip to Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally pick up some local products at Pike Place Market.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip tool.

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. Traveling from Glacier National Park in September, Seattle is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to North Cascades National Park.
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North Cascades National Park — 2 nights

North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): trek along Blue Lake Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Washington Pass, and then explore the activities along Diablo Dam. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along N Cascades Hwy, then get great views at Diablo Lake Vista Point, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at North Cascades National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read North Cascades National Park itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Seattle to North Cascades National Park in 2 hours. Traveling from Seattle in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in North Cascades National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Anchorage.
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Anchorage — 4 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.
Make the 26th (Thu) an awe-inspiring day at Chugach State Park. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, contemplate the long history of Oscar Anderson House Museum, and gain insight at Alaska Native Heritage Center.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Anchorage trip itinerary site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from North Cascades National Park to Anchorage. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from North Cascades National Park in September: high temperatures in Anchorage hover around 16°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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