60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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60 days in United States Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  27​h
Death Valley National Park
— 5 nights
Fly + bus + taxi:  10​h 45​min
Fredericksburg
— 6 nights
+3
taxi + bus + Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
Juneau
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h 15​min
Mendocino
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
Healdsburg
— 9 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Carmel
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
San Simeon
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  25​h
Melbourne

4
days
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mosaic Canyon and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pahrump Valley Winery and Harmony Borax Works. Get out of town with these interesting Death Valley National Park side-trips: Death Valley Junction (Titus Canyon & Twenty Mule Team Canyon). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, take some stellar pictures from Aguereberry Point, make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, and get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park online trip builder .

Melbourne, Australia to Death Valley National Park is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in December, things will get colder in Death Valley National Park: highs are around 16°C and lows about -1°C. You'll set off for Fredericksburg on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Death Valley Junction, Pahrump Valley Winery, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
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Mosaic Canyon
Mosaic Canyon
Pahrump Valley Winery ©
Pahrump Valley Winery
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Salt Creek Interpretive Trail

5
days
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Get in touch with nature at Fort McKavett State Historic Site and Inks Lake State Park. Explore hidden gems such as Lost Maples State Natural Area and Barrel Barn at Garrison Brothers Distillery. Change things up with these side-trips from Fredericksburg: Perissos Vineyard and Winery (in Burnet), South Llano River State Park (in Junction) and The Museum of Western Art (in Kerrville). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Chisholm Trail Winery, don't miss a visit to Charles Beckendorf Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Church, and contemplate the long history of Pioneer Museum Complex.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Death Valley National Park to Fredericksburg takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Death Valley National Park to Fredericksburg is 2 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Fredericksburg, with lows around 3°C. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New York City.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Burnet, Hye, Kerrville, Pedernales Cellars, Fort McKavett State Historic Site
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Lost Maples State Natural Area ©
Lost Maples State Natural Area
Fort McKavett State Historic Site ©
Fort McKavett State Historic Site
Chisholm Trail Winery
Chisholm Trail Winery

5
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Fire Island National Seashore and Bushkill Falls. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to William Floyd Estate and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Walkway Over the Hudson (in Poughkeepsie), Hyde Park (Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site & Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt) and Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, learn about winemaking at Blue Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery, and enjoy the sea views from Sea Girt Lighthouse.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read New York City day trip planning app .

Getting from Fredericksburg to New York City by combination of taxi, bus, and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Fredericksburg in December, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hyde Park, William Floyd Estate, Gateway National Recreation, Bushkill Falls, Sea Girt Lighthouse
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William Floyd Estate ©
William Floyd Estate
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

5
days
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Juneau Arts & Humanities and Wild about Denali are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Alaska Powder Descents and Best Damn Charters. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Eagle Beach, stop by Caribou Crossings, take an in-depth tour of Last Chance Mining Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Savage River Loop Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Juneau day trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Juneau in 12.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 4 hours. While traveling from New York City, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Juneau, ranging from highs of 1°C to lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mendocino.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Denali National Park and Preserve
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Sawyer Glacier ©
Sawyer Glacier
Alaska Powder Descents
Alaska Powder Descents
Nature & Wildlife Tours

6
days
Mendocino

Mendocino ©
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Popular historic sites such as Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA and Ford House Visitor Center & Museum are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Black Sands Beach and Handley Cellars Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Pacific Star Winery (in Fort Bragg), Hendy Woods State Park (in Boonville) and Philo (Goldeneye Winery, Navarro Vineyards & Winery, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Noyo Headlands Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Jug Handle State Reserve, admire the masterpieces at Mendocino Art Center, and contemplate the waterfront views at Big River.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mendocino journey builder website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Juneau to Mendocino in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Juneau to Mendocino is 1 hour. Traveling from Juneau in January, expect nights in Mendocino to be a bit warmer, around 2°C, while days are much hotter, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Mendocino

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Philo, Fort Bragg, Black Sands Beach, Hendy Woods State Park, Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA
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Navarro Vineyards & Winery
Navarro Vineyards & Winery
Goldeneye Winery ©
Goldeneye Winery

8
days
Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Get in touch with nature at Gualala Point Regional Park and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castello di Amorosa and Saracina Vineyards. Get out of town with these interesting Healdsburg side-trips: McFadden Farm Stand & Tasting Room (in Hopland), V. Sattui (in St. Helena) and Nelson Family Vineyards (in Ukiah). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Brassfield Estate Winery, admire the majestic nature at Fort Ross State Historic Park, contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, and take in the dramatic natural features at Bodega Head.

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Traveling by car from Mendocino to Healdsburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Healdsburg are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Calistoga, Hopland, Geyserville, San Francisco, Nelson Family Vineyards
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Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head
Saracina Vineyards ©
Saracina Vineyards

7
days
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park
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 June Mountain and Dodge Ridge. Step out of the city life by going to El Capitan and Valley View. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yosemite National Park: South Gate Brewing Company (in Oakhurst), Travertine Hot Spring (in Bridgeport) and Kirkwood Mountain Resort (in Kirkwood). On the 27th (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, make a trip to Olmsted Point, cruise along June Lake Loop, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Healdsburg in January, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 8°C by day to -12°C at night. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kirkwood Mountain Resort, June Mountain, South Gate Brewing Company, Dodge Ridge, Travertine Hot Spring
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June Mountain
June Mountain
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Lembert Dome ©
Lembert Dome

6
days
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Step off the beaten path and head to Point Lobos State Reserve and Pfeiffer State Beach. Get some cultural insight at Cannery Row and Holman Ranch Vineyards & Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Carmel: Carmel Valley (Georis Winery, Talbott Vineyards, & more) and Big Sur (McWay Falls, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, & more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, take in the views from Bixby Bridge, cruise along Seventeen Mile Drive, and do a tasting at Pierce Ranch Vineyards.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Carmel route site .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Carmel Valley, Monterey, Asilomar State Beach
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Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

6
days
San Simeon

San Simeon
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Friends of Hearst Castle and Piedras Blancas. Get some cultural insight at San Marcos Creek Vineyards & Winery and Venteux Vineyards. Venture out of the city with trips to Paso Robles (J Dusi Winery, Still Waters Vineyards, & more), Templeton (Veris Cellars & Jack Creek Cellars) and Morro Bay (Morro Bay National Estuary & Morro Rock). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery, enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Piedras Blancas Light Station, and do a tasting at Moonstone Cellars.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Simeon visit planner.

Getting from Carmel to San Simeon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Carmel in February, plan for little chillier days in San Simeon, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Paso Robles, Templeton, Cambria, Morro Bay
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Friends of Hearst Castle ©
Friends of Hearst Castle
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

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