60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Washington DC
— 4 nights
2
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
3
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
5
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
6
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
7
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
8
San Francisco
— 4 nights
9
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
10
Jackson Hole
— 4 nights
11
Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
12
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
13
Custer
— 3 nights
14
New York City
— 4 nights

4
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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Arlington National Cemetery and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Step out of the city life by going to Luray Caverns and Capital SUP. Venture out of the city with trips to U.S. Naval Academy (in Annapolis) and Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, Gettysburg National Military Park, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC travel itinerary planner.

Philadelphia to Washington DC is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Annapolis, Arlington National Cemetery, Luray Caverns, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 11:
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Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park

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Hilton Head

Hilton Head ©
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
On the 12th (Wed), shake up your sightseeing with ZipLine Hilton Head, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Keep things going the next day: trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hilton Head trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Hilton Head takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Hilton Head sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:
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ZipLine Hilton Head ©
ZipLine Hilton Head
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cades Cove and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. Get in touch with nature at Clingmans Dome and Mount LeConte. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls, trek along Middle Prong Trail, explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops Trail, and stroll through Alum Cave Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park planner.

Traveling by flight from Hilton Head to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hilton Head in August since evenings lows in Great Smoky Mountains National Park dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:
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Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome

5
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. Get outdoors at Mather Point and Bright Angel Point. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 12 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In August, Grand Canyon National Park is little chillier than Great Smoky Mountains National Park - with highs of 80°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 21:
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Mather Point ©
Mather Point
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

4
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Umauma Falls Zipline & Rappel Experience and Akaka Falls State Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Puukohola National Historic Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Punalu‘U Beach (in Pahala), Papakōlea Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu) and Rainbow Falls (in Hilo). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), explore the striking landscape at Queen's Bath, cast your line with a fishing tour, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Kailua-Kona in 13.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Kailua-Kona: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Hilo, Queen's Bath, Punalu‘U Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Puukohola National Historic Park
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 25:
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Umauma Falls Zipline & Rappel Experience ©
Umauma Falls Zipline & Rappel Experience
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park

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Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Step out of the city life by going to Haleakala Crater and Skyline Hawaii - Ka'anapali Maui. Discover out-of-the-way places like Parasailing & Paragliding and Kapalua Coastal Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Lahaina side-trips: Helicopter Tours (in Kahului), Iao Valley (in Wailuku) and Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach, wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, and stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lahaina online trip maker.

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina by flight takes about 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Wailuku, Ka'anapali, Wailea, Helicopter Tours, Kapalua Beach
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Parasailing & Paragliding
Kapalua Coastal Trail ©
Kapalua Coastal Trail

5
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Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Battleship Missouri Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Shark Diving and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Haleiwa (Waimea Valley, Waimea Bay, &more), Lanikai Beach (in Kailua) and CLIMB Works Keana Farms (in Kahuku). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Koko Crater Railway Trail, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 3.5 hours. August in Honolulu sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 75°F at night. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Lanikai Beach, CLIMB Works Keana Farms
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 3:
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CLIMB Works Keana Farms ©
CLIMB Works Keana Farms
Shark Diving
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail

4
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Muir Woods National Monument and Lands End. There's much more to do: explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip website.

Getting from Honolulu to San Francisco by flight takes about 8 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 76°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 7:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Lands End ©
Lands End

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. Visiting Yosemite, Tunnel View and El Capitan will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, trek along North Dome, and take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Yosemite National Park is colder at night with lows of 38°F. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 13:
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Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

4
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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grand Teton and Barker-Ewing Whitewater. Escape the urban bustle at Ana's Grand Excursions and Cascade Canyon. Venture out of the city with trips to Glacier View Turnout (in Moose) and Grand Teton National Park (Inspiration Point, Cascade Canyon Trail, &more). There's more to do: explore the world behind art at National Museum of Wildlife Art and don't miss a visit to Town Square.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Jackson Hole vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Jackson Hole takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Jackson Hole: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Barker-Ewing Whitewater ©
Barker-Ewing Whitewater
String Lake ©
String Lake

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Norris Geyser Basin. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Faithful and Midway Geyser Basin. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, get impressive views of Monument Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Beehive Geyser, and look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Jackson Hole in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 60°F and lows reach 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 24:
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Norris Geyser Basin ©
Norris Geyser Basin

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Visiting Going-to-the-Sun Road and Grinnell Glacier will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Logan Pass and Highline Trail. The adventure continues: hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake, admire the sheer force of Baring Falls, and stroll through Swiftcurrent Falls.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip builder tool.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September: high temperatures in Glacier National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass

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Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wildlife Loop Road and Sylvan Lake. Step out of the city life by going to Loop Road and Needles Eye Tunnel. Get out of town with these interesting Custer side-trips: Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs), Badlands Wall (in Badlands National Park) and Keystone (Presidential Trail & Black Hills Helicopters). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, stroll through Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and take in the awesome beauty at Black Elk Peak.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Custer trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Custer takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Custer can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel to New York City.

Things to do in Custer

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Keystone, Badlands National Park, Black Elk Peak, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:
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Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like New York Public Library and Sea the City Jet Ski Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and St. Patrick's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Central Park, stroll around The High Line, contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, and don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the New York City travel route builder app.

Fly from Custer to New York City in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Custer in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in New York City: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sea the City Jet Ski Tours
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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