60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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60 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Charleston
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Jackson Hole
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h
4
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  6​h
5
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  13​h
8
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
10
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
11
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
12
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
13
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
14
Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Charleston

4
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Narwhal Yacht Charters and The Pond. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary builder website .

Charleston to New York City is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. While traveling from Charleston, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Transportation
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Narwhal Yacht Charters ©
Narwhal Yacht Charters
The Pond ©
The Pond

5
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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.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Mount Washburn. Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gibbon Falls.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from New York City to Yellowstone National Park by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 47°F and lows are around 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

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.
Visiting Grand Teton and Leigh Lake will get you outdoors. Step out of Jackson Hole to go to Moose and see Glacier View Turnout, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Amphitheater Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at String Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Teton Point Turnout, and take in the dramatic scenery at Hidden Falls.

Plan a Jackson Hole trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jackson Hole, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 3:
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Amphitheater Lake ©
Amphitheater Lake
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Virginia Falls. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, admire the sheer force of St.Mary Falls, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, and hike along Highline Trail.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip planner .

Getting from Jackson Hole to Glacier National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Jackson Hole in November, Glacier National Park is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

3
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Escape the urban bustle at The Narrows and Observation Point. Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Canyon Overlook Trail. Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Angel's Landing and take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Zion National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or drive. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in November: highs in Zion National Park hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Canyon Overlook Trail ©
Canyon Overlook Trail

4
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton). And it doesn't end there: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas journey builder app .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zion National Park in November: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 68°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire State Park
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 15:
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

6
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.
Visiting Grand Canyon National Park and Rim Trail will get you outdoors. On the 17th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail, hike along Tonto Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in November, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (54°F), and nights are colder (22°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

2
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Visiting Swim with Dolphins and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako) and Puukohola National Historic Park (in Kawaihae). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Mauna Kea Beach, explore the activities along Kealakekua Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach, and tee off at Mauna Lani Resort .

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona road trip site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Kailua-Kona in 13 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Kailua-Kona is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, things will get much warmer in Kailua-Kona: highs are around 84°F and lows about 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mauna Lani Resort , Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Kealakekua Bay, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Kahaluu Beach
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 25:
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Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

4
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

Hilo ©
One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
Get outdoors at Kilauea Iki Trailhead and Keanakakoi Crater Overlook. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hilo: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Pu'u Huluhulu trail, Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), & more). There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hilo tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Hilo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Hilo, with lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 29:
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kulanaokuaiki Campground ©
Kulanaokuaiki Campground
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail ©
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail

2
nights
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.
On the 30th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls and then kick back and relax at Kailua Beach Park. On the next day, stroll through Waikiki Beach, then take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and then kick back and relax at Kapiolani Regional Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Hilo to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In November in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:
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Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Marshall’s Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Rockaway Beach (in Pacifica) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Twin Peaks, get curious at Exploratorium, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

Getting from Honolulu to San Francisco by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Honolulu in December, with highs in San Francisco at 59°F and lows at 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Rockaway Beach
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 6:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Lincoln Park ©
Lincoln Park

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Taft Point. Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. The adventure continues: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, stroll through May Lake Trailhead, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park route maker site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 46°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 14°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Step out of the city life by going to Topanga State Park and Santa Monica State Beach. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, get outside with Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, things will get much warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 69°F and lows about 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 16:
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Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
Topanga State Park ©
Topanga State Park

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Aspen

Aspen ©
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.
On the 17th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary and then take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Aspen trip planner .

Fly from Los Angeles to Aspen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Aspen is 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in December; daily highs in Aspen reach 35°F and lows reach 10°F. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

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