60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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New York City
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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Daytona Beach
— 4 nights
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Miami Beach
— 5 nights
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Key West
— 5 nights
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New Orleans
— 5 nights
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Keystone
— 2 nights
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Custer
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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— 3 nights
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New York City

— 4 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. The Met Cloisters and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Mantoloking Beach (in Mantoloking), Bay Head Beach (in Bay Head) and Allenhurst Beach Club (in Allenhurst). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Greenwich Village, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, and go for a walk through Times Square.

To find out how to plan a trip to New York City, use our trip itinerary maker.

Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to New York City due to the time zone difference. In June, New York City is somewhat warmer than Manchester - with highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum of African American History and Culture and U.S. Naval Academy. Visit The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Old Town for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Baltimore (Baltimore Museum of Art, The Walters Art Museum, &more), Capital SUP - Quiet Waters Park (in Annapolis) and Gettysburg (Gettysburg Diorama, Gettysburg National Cemetery, &more). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Smithsonian American Art Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC online visit planner.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 10:

Daytona Beach

— 4 nights

The World's Most Famous Beach

The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. Let the collections at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum and Lightner Museum capture your imagination. Explore Daytona Beach's surroundings by going to St. Augustine (Old City, Old Jail, &more), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in New Smyrna Beach) and St. Augustine Beach (in Saint Augustine Beach). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Beach at Daytona Beach, stop by Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Paul, and stroll through Ormond Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Daytona Beach trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Daytona Beach in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or take a bus. June in Daytona Beach sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 14:

Miami Beach

— 5 nights

The World's Playground

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Get some cultural insight at Wynwood Walls and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Step out of the city life by going to Fort Lauderdale Beach and Las Olas Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Butterfly World (in Coconut Creek), Intracoastal Waterway (in Fort Lauderdale) and Hollywood Beach (in Hollywood). There's much more to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, stroll through Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, and immerse yourself in nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami Beach journey maker site.

You can drive from Daytona Beach to Miami Beach in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Miami Beach can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to fly to Key West.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 19:

Key West

— 5 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Do some cultural sightseeing at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum and Key West Firehouse Museum. Visiting Dolphin Research Center and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Pine Key (Bahia Honda State Park & Calusa Beach), Marathon (Sombrero Reef & Crane Point Museum & Nature Center) and Islamorada (Lobster Trap Art Gift Shop and Gallery, History of Diving Museum, &more). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West online road trip planner.

You can fly from Miami Beach to Key West in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to New Orleans.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 24:

New Orleans

— 5 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.
For shopping fun, head to Jamie Hayes Gallery or Hex: Old World Witchery. Step off the beaten path and head to Garden District and Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site. Venture out of the city with trips to Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie), Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell) and Whitney Plantation (in Wallace). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and don't miss a visit to The Myrtles Plantation.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip app.

Fly from Key West to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Key West in June, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (33°C), and nights are about the same (33°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to fly to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 29:

Nashville

— 3 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Get outdoors at Mammoth Cave and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Step off the beaten path and head to The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe and Fat Man's Misery. Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Franklin (Franklin Glassblowing Studio & McGavock Confederate Cemetery) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Mammoth Cave National Park). The adventure continues: witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, see the interesting displays at Lane Motor Museum, take an in-depth tour of Tennessee State Museum, and engage your brain at Adventure Science Center.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read our Nashville trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 22°C in Nashville. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 3:

Santa Fe

— 3 nights

City Different

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palace of the Governors and Los Alamos History Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Valles Caldera National Preserve and New Mexico Museum of Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Fe: Tsankawi prehistoic site - bandelier national monument (in Los Alamos) and Jemez Mountains (in Jemez Springs). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, take in the pleasant sights at Keshi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel, and get engrossed in the history at El Rancho de las Golondrinas.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Fe vacation website.

Getting from Nashville to Santa Fe by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Santa Fe is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Nashville in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Santa Fe, with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:

Colorado Springs

— 1 night
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum, then head outdoors with Adventures Out West, then look for gifts at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, and finally get engrossed in the history at ANA Money Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs online holiday planner.

You can fly from Santa Fe to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Keystone.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

Keystone

— 2 nights

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see the world from above with Black Hills Helicopters, explore the activities along Horse Thief Lake, take a pleasant ride with The Stables at Palmer Gulch, then do a tasting at Prairie Berry Winery, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Pactola Lake. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Keystone Historical Museum, browse for treasures at Halley's 1880 Store, then trek along Presidential Trail, then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally see the interesting displays at Gutzon Borglum Historical Center.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Keystone trip itinerary website.

Fly from Colorado Springs to Keystone in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Colorado Springs in July, expect Keystone to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Custer

— 2 nights
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the activities along Grace Coolidge Creek, trek along Little Devil's Tower Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Elk Peak, then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Legion Lake, then explore the activities along Stockade Lake, and then examine the collection at Custer County 1881 Courthouse.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Custer day trip planner.

You can drive from Keystone to Custer in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

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.
Get outdoors at Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic Spring. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Loop Road and Blue Star Spring. Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Monument Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, explore the striking landscape at Aurum Geyser, and take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park online visit planner.

Getting from Custer to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Custer in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sun) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 18:

Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like South Kaibab Trail and Kolb Studio. Take a break from the city and head to Inner Canyon and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take the plunge with Paragon Skydive, take a pleasant ride with Canyon Trail Rides, and take some stellar pictures from Shoshone Point.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 34°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 23:

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
On the 24th (Sat), cross one thing off your bucket list with GoJump Las Vegas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and finally engage your brain at Bodies The Exhibition. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip and then take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (47°C), and nights are much hotter (32°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Tours · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Yosemite National Park

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glacier Point and El Capitan. Take a break from the city and head to Yosemite Falls and Taft Point. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, hike along Four Mile Trail, and explore the galleries of Ansel Adams Gallery.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Take a bus from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect Yosemite National Park to be cooler, temps between 33°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:

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.