60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Drive to Flagstaff
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Flagstaff
— 30 nights
Fly
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Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Fly
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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
Fly
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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 3 nights
Drive
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Riggins
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Boise
— 3 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bozeman
— 3 nights
Fly
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Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Midland International Airport

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Flagstaff

— 30 nights

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Flagstaff: Grand Canyon National Park (Tanner Trail, Lipan Point, &more), Clarkdale (Arizona Copper Art Museum & Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite) and Sedona (Off-Road Tours, Cathedral Rock, &more). Spend the 1st (Sun) exploring nature at Wupatki National Monument. Spend the 3rd (Tue) exploring nature at Red Mountain Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Walnut Canyon National Monument, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Bearizona Wildlife Park, admire the majestic nature at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, and take in the awesome beauty at Humphrey's Peak.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Flagstaff trip itinerary site.

Midland to Flagstaff is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Midland to Flagstaff. Traveling from Midland in August, you will find days in Flagstaff are slightly colder (77°F), and nights are colder (50°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 31:

Santa Monica

— 2 nights

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then stroll through Santa Monica State Beach, and finally take a stroll through Rodeo Drive. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Santa Monica driving holiday site.

Traveling by flight from Flagstaff to Santa Monica takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. Traveling from Flagstaff to Santa Monica, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Flagstaff in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 65°F in Santa Monica. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Theme Parks · Beaches · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:

South Lake Tahoe

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at Lake Tahoe Yoga, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, then explore the historical opulence of Vikingsholm, and finally explore and take pictures at Inspiration Point Vista. Keep things going the next day: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour and then try to win big at Harveys Casino.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Santa Monica to South Lake Tahoe takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Santa Monica in September: highs in South Lake Tahoe hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 39°F. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Transportation · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:

Portland

— 2 nights

City of Roses

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.
On the 6th (Mon), make a trip to Pittock Mansion, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway, then admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, and then get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland road trip planning app.

You can fly from South Lake Tahoe to Portland in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in September, Portland is a bit warmer at night with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Haystack Rock, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, view the masterpieces at Bronze Coast Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cannon Beach trip site.

Drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Portland in September, expect nights in Cannon Beach to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:

Newport

— 3 nights
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 10th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at Oregon Coast Aquarium, kick back and relax at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, and then take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Newport route planning website.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Newport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cannon Beach in September: highs in Newport hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Riggins.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:

Riggins

— 2 nights
Riggins is a city in Idaho County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Rapid River Fish Hatchery, then take a tour by water with River Adventures, and then stroll around Riggins City Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Hells Canyon National Rec Area and then cruise along Hells Canyon Scenic Byway.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Riggins tour builder.

Drive from Newport to Riggins in 10 hours. When traveling from Newport in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Riggins: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Riggins

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

Stanley

— 2 nights
Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. On the 15th (Wed), explore the activities along Redfish Lake, take an in-depth tour of Stanley Museum, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Bayhorse Ghost Town and Trails System, then take an in-depth tour of Yankee Fork Gold Dredge, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Stanley Lake.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Stanley trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Riggins to Stanley takes 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Riggins to Stanley is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Riggins in September since evenings lows in Stanley dip to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Boise.

Things to do in Stanley

Nature · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

Boise

— 3 nights

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Boise is known for trails, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Boise River Greenbelt, stroll around Julia Davis Park, appreciate the history behind Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, and look for gifts at Cinder Wines.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Boise road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Stanley to Boise in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Stanley in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Boise: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:

Glacier National Park

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the views at Logan Pass, get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and then take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Boise to Glacier National Park in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Boise in September; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:

West Yellowstone

— 2 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally explore the striking landscape at Blue Star Spring. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, then take in the natural beauty of Terrace Spring, and finally admire all the interesting features of Firehole Canyon Drive.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the West Yellowstone attractions planning site.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to West Yellowstone in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in September; daily highs in West Yellowstone reach 64°F and lows reach 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Bozeman

— 3 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bozeman: The Soldiers Chapel (in Big Sky), Yellowstone National Park (Boiling River & Madison River) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Gardiner). Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Museum of the Rockies, appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman, cast your line with a fishing tour, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Last Wind-Up.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bozeman vacation planning tool.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Bozeman in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in September; daily highs in Bozeman reach 72°F and lows reach 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Bozeman

Tours · Outdoors · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:

Aspen

— 2 nights

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 27th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary, then trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and then take a memorable drive along Independence Pass.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Aspen attractions app.

Traveling by flight from Bozeman to Aspen takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in September, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Oregon travel guide

4.5
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.

Idaho travel guide

4.6
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.