60 days in United States Itinerary

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Atlantic City
— 7 nights
Fly
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Aspen
— 7 nights
Drive
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Aztec
— 4 nights
Drive
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Apache Junction
— 7 nights
Fly to Los Angeles, Ferry to Avalon
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Avalon
— 4 nights
Ferry to Long Beach, Tram to Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
— 9 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Sitka
8
Sitka
— 1 night
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Juneau
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Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly
10
Skagway
— 2 nights
Fly
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
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Seward
— 2 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 2 nights
Fly
14
Palmer
— 1 night
Taxi to Wasilla, Train to Denali National Park and Preserve
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
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Fairbanks
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Atlantic City — 7 nights

America's Favorite Playground

The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Barnegat Lighthouse State Park and Jersey Shore Alpacas. Get out of town with these interesting Atlantic City side-trips: North Wildwood (North Wildwood Beach & Ocean Oasis Waterpark), Ship Bottom Beach (in Ship Bottom) and Wildwood (Wildwood Beach, Morey's Piers and Beachfront Water Parks, &more). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Storybook Land, browse the different shops at Washington Street Mall, explore and take pictures at Belmar Beach, and admire the striking features of Lucy the Elephant.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Atlantic City travel planner.

New York City to Atlantic City is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. July in Atlantic City sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Aspen.
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Find places to stay Jul 19 — 26:

Aspen — 7 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rocky Mountains and Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Vail Pass Path (in Breckenridge), Glenwood Springs (Doc Holliday's Grave, Hanging Lake, &more) and Vail (Vail Valley & Betty Ford Alpine Gardens). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and design of Aspen Music Festival and School, explore the activities along Devil's Punchbowl, sample the fine beverages at Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn, and take a memorable drive along Cottonwood Pass.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Aspen online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Atlantic City to Aspen in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlantic City to Aspen due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlantic City in July, expect Aspen to be a bit cooler, temps between 81°F and 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Aztec.
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Find places to stay Jul 26 — Aug 2:

Aztec — 4 nights

Aztec is a city and county seat of San Juan County, New Mexico, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Long House and Step House. Venture out of the city with trips to Wines of the San Juan (in Blanco), Chaco Culture National Historical Park (in Nageezi) and Navajo Lake State Park (Pine) (in Navajo Dam). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Aztec Ruins National Monument, do a tasting at Fox Fire Farms Winery, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and see the interesting displays at Aztec Museum and Pioneer Village.

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You can drive from Aspen to Aztec in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Aspen in August, things will get a bit warmer in Aztec: highs are around 88°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Apache Junction.
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Apache Junction — 7 nights

Apache Junction is a city in Maricopa and Pinal counties in the state of Arizona. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mogollon Rim and Superstition Mountain Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Apache Junction: Oracle (Oracle State Park, Biosphere 2, &more), Apache Gold Casino & Resort (in San Carlos) and Payson (Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery, Paleo Site, &more). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Lost Dutchman State Park, look for gifts at Pickle Barrel Trading Post, stroll around Round Mountain Park, and explore the activities along Fossil Springs Trail Head.

Plan trip to Apache Junction with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Aztec to Apache Junction takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Aztec in August, with highs in Apache Junction at 100°F and lows at 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Avalon.
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Find places to stay Aug 6 — 13:

Avalon — 4 nights

Avalon is the only incorporated city on Santa Catalina Island of the California Channel Islands, and the southernmost city in Los Angeles County. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hermit Gulch Trail Loop and Afishinados Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Catalina Island Museum, don't miss a visit to Two Harbors, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and identify plant and animal life at Santa Catalina Island Interpretive Center.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Avalon trip itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Apache Junction to Avalon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, tram, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, tram, and ferry. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Apache Junction in August, plan for much colder days in Avalon, with highs around 78°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 9 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore hidden gems such as Zuma Beach and Del Mar City Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade, 26-Mile Bike Path, &more), La Jolla (Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, La Jolla Shores Park, &more) and El Matador State Beach (in Malibu). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Nethercutt Collection, enjoy the sand and surf at Crystal Cove, admire the natural beauty at Arlington Garden in Pasadena, and stroll through Tyson Street Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles route builder site.

You can do a combination of ferry and tram from Avalon to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Avalon in August, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ketchikan.
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Find places to stay Aug 17 — 26:

Ketchikan — 3 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Totem Heritage Center and Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary. Spend the 27th (Sat) on the water with a fishing tour. There's much more to do: walk around Potlatch Totem Park, steep yourself in history at Totem Bight State Historical Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, and take in the dramatic natural features at Misty Fjords National Monument.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ketchikan tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Los Angeles to Ketchikan takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Ketchikan. In August, Ketchikan is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 66°F and lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sitka.
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Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:

Sitka — 1 night

The City and Borough of Sitka, formerly Novo-Arkhangelsk, or New Archangel under Russian rule, is a unified city-borough located on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean (part of the Alaska Panhandle), in the U.S. state of Alaska. On the 30th (Tue), get to know the resident critters at Fortress of the Bear, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Sitka tour itinerary builder app.

Getting from Ketchikan to Sitka by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Juneau.
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Juneau — 3 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mount Roberts Trail and Shrine of St Therese. Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Juneau trip maker website.

Fly from Sitka to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to fly to Skagway.
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Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 2:

Skagway — 2 nights

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. On the 3rd (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, then don't miss a visit to Gold Rush Cemetery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jewell Gardens, and finally look for gifts at Skagway Alaska Downtown. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Red Onion Saloon Brothel Museum, then contemplate the long history of State Street and Broadway Street, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point Wilderness Safari.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Skagway online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Skagway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Skagway can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Anchorage.
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Anchorage — 3 nights

The City of Lights and Flowers

Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cook Inlet and Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel. Step out of Anchorage with an excursion to Boat Tours & Water Sports in Whittier--about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: trek along Flattop Mountain Trail, grab your bike and head to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, tour in style with a train tour, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Anchorage road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Skagway to Anchorage takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in September, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Seward.
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Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:

Seward — 2 nights

Alaska Starts Here

For most visitors to this part of the world, the wild part of Alaska starts at Seward, a small port city that takes advantage of the region's natural beauty.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center, then explore the striking landscape at Exit Glacier, then explore the activities along Resurrection Bay, and finally add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then explore the striking landscape of Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Seward tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Seward takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Homer.
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Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:

Homer — 2 nights

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then kick back and relax at Homer Spit, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, examine the collection at Pratt Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Homer trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 44°F. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Palmer.
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Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

Palmer — 1 night

Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see Off-Road Tours, then experience rural life at Reindeer Farm, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Palmer online route planner.

Fly from Homer to Palmer in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in September, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.
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Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:

Denali National Park and Preserve — 2 nights

The 2.43 million hectares (6 million acres) of Denali National Park include low taiga forest, high-alpine tundra, and snowcapped mountains, all of which lead up to Mt.
On the 13th (Tue), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then get interesting insight from Tours. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali and then identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Denali National Park and Preserve online route maker.

Do a combination of taxi and train from Palmer to Denali National Park and Preserve in 5.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Denali National Park and Preserve can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Fairbanks.
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Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

Fairbanks — 2 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North, and finally don't miss a visit to Alyeska Pipeline Viewing Point.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fairbanks day trip site.

You can fly from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

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.
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Phoenix & Central Arizona travel guide

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Alaska travel guide

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The Last Frontier
The country's largest state, Alaska is also its least densely populated. America's final frontier, the state lies on the Arctic Circle and features some of the highest mountains in the United States. Today, several million people flock annually to the state's pristine wilderness areas, which shelter a diverse plant and animal life and offer a great selection of things to do. Tailor-made for adventurous types wishing to leave civilization behind, Alaska can also be an extremely expensive vacation destination, with few transportation options and much of its land accessible only by plane or helicopter.
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