60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
New York City
— 10 nights
Train
2
Philadelphia
— 8 nights
Fly
3
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Cleveland
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Cincinnati
— 3 nights
Fly
6
Chicago
— 8 nights
Drive
7
Wisconsin Dells
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Milwaukee
— 5 nights
Fly
9
Des Moines
— 1 night
Drive
10
Omaha
— 4 nights
Drive
11
Wichita
— 4 nights
Drive
12
Oklahoma City
— 4 nights
Fly
13
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive
14
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4

New York City — 10 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and 9/11 Memorial. Visiting Speed Boats Tours and The Ocean Explorer will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt (in Hyde Park), Wired Gallery (in High Falls) and The Stony Point Battlefield Lighthouse (in Stony Point). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, take a stroll through Dumbo, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for New York City using our trip planner.

Wellington, New Zealand to New York City is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -17 hour difference. Traveling from Wellington in September, expect nights in New York City to be a bit warmer, around 22°C, while days are much hotter, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.
more
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 11:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Philadelphia — 8 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Take a break from the city and head to Valley Forge National Historical Park and Horse Park Of New Jersey. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Independence Hall and Eastern State Penitentiary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Barnegat Light (Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, Reel Reaction Sportfishing, &more), Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (in Robbinsville) and Historic Walnford (in Polhemustown). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of The Amish Farm and House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Ship Bottom Beach, and stroll through Washington Crossing State Park.

Make your Philadelphia itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to fly to Pittsburgh.
more
Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 19:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Pittsburgh — 2 nights

City of Bridges

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take a stroll through Strip District, learn more about the world around you at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at The Andy Warhol Museum, see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh trip planner.

Getting from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Pittsburgh, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cleveland.
more
Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Cleveland — 2 nights

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
On the 22nd (Fri), see the interesting displays at A Christmas Story House, then hunt for treasures at West Side Market, and then see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, meet the residents at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, and then identify plant and animal life at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cleveland trip tool.

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Cleveland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cincinnati.
more
Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Cincinnati — 3 nights

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Museum of the US Air Force and Room Escape Games. Your inner history buff will appreciate Aullwood Garden MetroPark and Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Cincinnati Museum Center, learn insider's secrets on Cincy Brew Bus, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Cincinnati holiday planner.

Getting from Cleveland to Cincinnati by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Cleveland in September since evenings lows in Cincinnati dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to fly to Chicago.
more
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Chicago — 8 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get outdoors at Lakefront Trail and Nachusa Grasslands. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chicago Riverwalk and Crown Fountain. Get out of town with these interesting Chicago side-trips: Baker Lake Park (in Peru), Anderson Japanese Gardens (in Rockford) and Starved Rock State Park (in Oglesby). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Historic Auto Attractions, steep yourself in history at John Deere Historic Site, contemplate the waterfront views at Chicago River, and get curious at Field Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Cincinnati to Chicago takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Chicago are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Wisconsin Dells.
more
Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Childrens Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 4:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Wisconsin Dells — 2 nights

Waterpark Capital of the World

Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Wisconsin Deer Park, then identify plant and animal life at Original Wisconsin Ducks, and then get interesting insight from Tours. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Devil's Lake State Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center , and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Wisconsin Dells trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chicago in October: high temperatures in Wisconsin Dells hover around 18°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Milwaukee.
more
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Milwaukee — 5 nights

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Get outdoors at Lake Michigan and Pearl Lake. Harley-Davidson Museum and Milwaukee Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Milwaukee's surroundings by going to Lapham Peak (in Delafield) and Madison (Wisconsin State Capitol, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, &more). There's more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Lakefront Brewery and look for all kinds of wild species at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Milwaukee itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Wisconsin Dells to Milwaukee takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Milwaukee are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can fly to Des Moines.
more
Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 11:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Des Moines — 1 night

Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at High Trestle Trail Bridge, contemplate the long history of Living History Farms, and then steep yourself in history at Bob Feller Hometown Exhibit.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Des Moines trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Milwaukee to Des Moines takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Omaha.
more
Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Omaha — 4 nights

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Homestead National Historical Park and Old Market. Step off the beaten path and head to The Durham Museum and Museum of American Speed. Change things up with these side-trips from Omaha: Holy Family Shrine (in Gretna) and Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting (in Nebraska City). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, snap pictures at Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, and explore the activities along Prairie Queen Recreation Area.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Omaha trip maker app.

You can drive from Des Moines to Omaha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Wichita.
more
Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 16:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Wichita — 4 nights

Visit St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church and Chase County Courthouse for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Ellinwood Underground Tunnels and Cosmosphere. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wichita: Quivira National Wildlife Refuge (in Stafford), Dyck Arboretum of the Plains (in Hesston) and Bartlett Arboretum (in Belle Plaine).

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Wichita travel route builder tool.

Drive from Omaha to Wichita in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Omaha in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Wichita: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Oklahoma City.
more
Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 20:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Oklahoma City — 4 nights

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology and Science Museum Oklahoma. Change things up with these side-trips from Oklahoma City: Stafford Air & Space Museum (in Weatherford) and Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge (in Indiahoma). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Bricktown, get to know the resident critters at Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, learn about all things military at 45th Infantry Division Museum, and contemplate the long history of Henry Overholser Mansion.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Oklahoma City fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Wichita to Oklahoma City in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. October in Oklahoma City sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Austin.
more
Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 24:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Austin — 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 25th (Wed), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, then get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally admire the striking features of The Driskill.

To see ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Austin travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Oklahoma City to Austin in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Oklahoma City in October, expect Austin to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.
more
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

San Antonio — 3 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate the long history of The Alamo, then take in the history at Mission Espada, then admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, then take in the history at Mission San Jose, and then Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
more
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

United States travel guide

4.6
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.
more

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.
more

Ohio travel guide

4.3
The Buckeye State
Nicknamed the "Heart of It All" because of its heart-like shape, Ohio is perhaps best described as a mosaic of big cities and small towns, with vast tracts of farmland in between. Always a major industrial and political player in the country, the state was the home to eight American presidents and the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane. The first man to walk on the Moon came from Ohio, as did 23 other astronauts. More than just an overachiever in science, industry, and politics, the state is also a serious holiday destination, featuring both traditional Amish farms and bustling cities with a great selection of things to do.
more

Wisconsin travel guide

4.3
The Badger State
Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland" because of its status as the nation's most famous producer of milk and cheese. A growing favorite with foreign tourists, the state is a perfect holiday destination for nature lovers, offering year-round outdoor activities like fishing, boating, kayaking, and hiking. Dotted with thousands of inland lakes and waterways alongside apple and cherry orchards, Wisconsin also offers numerous urban tourist attractions, its cities hosting renowned beer and art festivals each year.
more

Iowa travel guide

4.1
The Hawkeye State
Part of the American heartland, Iowa is marked by a strong agricultural heritage, with farmland encompassing around 90 percent of the state's land. However, a holiday in Iowa offers more than corn and cows: you'll also discover charming towns, beautiful lakes, and a handful of vibrant cities. Iowa City, a university town, provides a healthy dose of culture and nightlife, with a youthful and artistic vibe fueled by a sizable student population. A trip to some of Iowa's small towns provides a true American experience. Fortunately, the welcoming residents bear very little resemblance to the dour Iowans portrayed in Grant Wood's famous painting "American Gothic."
more

Nebraska travel guide

4.6
Aquariums · History Museums · Shopping
The Cornhusker State
Situated in the heartland of America, Nebraska is home to a large number of small rural communities and masses of farmland. The state's two main cities, Omaha and Lincoln, are abuzz with youthful energy and cultural delights. Your itinerary can include a trip to the cities' museums to learn about the state's past, or tours of the area's important pioneer and Native American sites. The state's central location means that it has been crossed by many trails, but it was the California Gold Rush of 1848-1855 that originally brought large numbers of non-indigenous people to the area. Scenic river valleys offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor vacation activities, while Nebraska's agricultural towns charm visitors with their all-American spirit.
more

Kansas travel guide

4.3
The Sunflower State
Generally considered the geographical center of the country, Kansas is a state rich in history, having served as home to diverse Native American tribes for thousands of years before European settlement. Once called "Bleeding Kansas" because of violent clashes between abolitionists and pro-slavery settlers, Kansas now carries the nickname the "Sunflower State," earned because of its massive production of sunflowers, corn, wheat, and sorghum. In addition to agriculture, the state is also known as an aviation hub. Sightseeing is easy, as wide-open spaces dominate the landscape of the western two-thirds of the state, which includes some of the only remaining native tallgrass prairie in the nation. Eastern Kansas contains rolling hills and most of the major cities, which draw tourism with their lively art, nightlife, and music scenes.
more

Oklahoma travel guide

4
Casinos · Monuments · Art Museums
The Sooner State
Boasting a rich Native American heritage and named after the Choctaw word for "Red People," Oklahoma remains home to about 40 native tribes who speak 25 distinct languages. Though the state remains one of the country's top producers of agricultural products, most of its inhabitants live within two metropolitan areas, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The state is home to the 500-million-year-old Wichita Mountains, noted for being the site of the oldest national wildlife refuge in the United States. Explore the state's pristine natural areas while on vacation here, but be sure to leave plenty of time to tour its characteristic small towns, known for their food, music, and cultural festivals.
more

Texas travel guide

4.2
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.
more