60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly + Bus:  11 h 15 min
1
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Lexington
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Louisville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 15 min
7
New Orleans
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
8
Austin
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
San Antonio
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h
10
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
11
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
12
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
13
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Manchester

7
nights
New York City

New York City ©
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 museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, stop by Times Square, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City sightseeing planner.

Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in New York City are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lexington.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 28:
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

3
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lexington: Castle & Key Distillery (in Frankfort), The Great American Dollhouse Museum (in Danville) and Sun Valley Farm (in Versailles). There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at James E. Pepper Distillery, sample the tasty concoctions at West Sixth Brewing, bet on a winner at Keeneland, and relax in the rural setting at Claiborne Farm.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lexington travel site.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Lexington takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December in Lexington, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Breweries & Distilleries Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Castle & Key Distillery, The Great American Dollhouse Museum, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, Claiborne Farm, Sun Valley Farm
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Sun Valley Farm ©
Sun Valley Farm
Castle & Key Distillery ©
Castle & Key Distillery
The Great American Dollhouse Museum ©
The Great American Dollhouse Museum

3
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Explore Louisville's surroundings by going to Lux Row Distillers (in Bardstown) and Elizabethtown (Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum & Veterans Memorial). There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, steep yourself in history at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, and get your game on at Bluegrass Karting & Events.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Louisville journey tool.

You can drive from Lexington to Louisville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries Tours Museums

Side Trips

Elizabethtown, Lux Row Distillers, Kentucky Artisan Distillery
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum ©
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery ©
Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery
Bluegrass Karting & Events ©
Bluegrass Karting & Events

3
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nashville: National Corvette Museum (in Bowling Green) and Casey Jones Distillery (in Hopkinsville). There's lots more to do: get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), take in the history at Lotz House Museum, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville day trip planner.

You can drive from Louisville to Nashville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Louisville to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Fun & Games

Side Trips

National Corvette Museum, Lotz House Museum, Casey Jones Distillery
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill)
Casey Jones Distillery ©
Casey Jones Distillery
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Step out of Gatlinburg to go to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and see Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, stroll through Alum Cave Trail, and walk around Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Gatlinburg journey app.

You can drive from Nashville to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Change things up with these side-trips from Asheville: Crystal Mountain Gem Mine (in Brevard), Pisgah Forest Gem Mine (in Pisgah Forest) and Elijah Mountain Gem Mine (in Hendersonville). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Biltmore, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Asheville trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Asheville in 2 hours. In January in Asheville, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Zipline, Crystal Mountain Gem Mine, Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Mountain Gem Mine ©
Crystal Mountain Gem Mine
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Pisgah Forest Gem Mine ©
Pisgah Forest Gem Mine

6
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, examine the collection at New Orleans Museum of Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and visit Garden District.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans day trip site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Asheville to New Orleans takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Asheville in January: highs in New Orleans hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Our Sacred Stories ©
Our Sacred Stories
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
New Orleans City Park ©
New Orleans City Park

6
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Explore Austin's surroundings by going to Onion Creek Kitchens at Juniper Hills Farm (in Dripping Springs) and Dick's Classic Garage (in San Marcos). The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin, take in nature's colorful creations at Zilker Metropolitan Park, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Austin road trip website.

Getting from New Orleans to Austin by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Austin, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Onion Creek Kitchens at Juniper Hills Farm, Dick's Classic Garage
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Zilker Metropolitan Park ©
Zilker Metropolitan Park
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum

6
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fredericksburg (Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, St. Mary's Catholic Church, &more). There's much more to do: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, browse the exhibits of The Alamo, stroll around Friedrich Wilderness Park, and take in the history at Mission Espada.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip builder website.

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Fredericksburg
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

2
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): stroll through Canyon Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens. On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with Nedra Matteucci Galleries, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and then get impressive views of Jemez Mountains.

You can plan Santa Fe trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from San Antonio to Santa Fe by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from San Antonio in January, expect Santa Fe to be cooler, temps between 7°C and -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cochiti Pueblo, Jemez Mountains
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your plan
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument ©
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Canyon Trail
Canyon Trail
Nedra Matteucci Galleries ©
Nedra Matteucci Galleries

2
nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
On the 2nd (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Pino Canyon, then hike along Piedra Lisa Trail, and then contemplate the long history of Pueblo of Santa Ana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Albuquerque route planning site.

Traveling by bus from Santa Fe to Albuquerque takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Albuquerque: highs are around 16°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Tijeras, Pueblo of Santa Ana
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Pueblo of Santa Ana ©
Pueblo of Santa Ana
Balloon Rides

7
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Star Wars Launch Bay, Disneyland Park, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip planning website.

You can fly from Albuquerque to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Albuquerque to Los Angeles. Traveling from Albuquerque in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 25°C and lows about 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, get curious at Exploratorium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Los Angeles in February, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Tours Parks
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Anchor Brewing Company ©
Anchor Brewing Company
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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