60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
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Seattle
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Anchorage
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New York City — 5 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.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial, and stroll through The High Line.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the New York City online route maker.

Berlin, Germany to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.
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Find places to stay Sep 1 — 6:

Washington DC — 4 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.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC vacation planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Washington DC are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Chicago.
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Find places to stay Sep 6 — 10:

Chicago — 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 11th (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, admire the striking features of Reliance Building, make a trip to Millennium Park, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain, and finally stroll around Milton Lee Olive Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Chicago trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and contemplate the waterfront views at Firehole River.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chicago in September: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Teton National Park.
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Find places to stay Sep 12 — 19:

Grand Teton National Park — 4 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Spend the 20th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. The adventure continues: cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, explore the striking landscape of String Lake, take in breathtaking views at Cascade Canyon, and explore the activities along Snake River.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:

Grand Canyon National Park — 6 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 27th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Yaki Point, hike along Rim Trail, and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Grand Teton National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.
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Find places to stay Sep 23 — 29:

Las Vegas — 3 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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at New York New York Casino, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas road trip planning site.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.
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Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:

Los Angeles — 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. Pack the 4th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, don't miss a visit to Walt Disney Concert Hall, and stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles visit planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 6 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, trek along Lembert Dome, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park itinerary maker.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, shop like a local with Union Square, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco tour app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Glacier National Park.
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Find places to stay Oct 11 — 16:

Glacier National Park — 5 nights

Crown of the Continent

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.
On the 19th (Wed), hike the day away at Highline Trail. And it doesn't end there: trek along Grinnell Glacier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall, explore the activities along Iceberg Lake, and take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park route planning site.

Getting from San Francisco to Glacier National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from San Francisco to Glacier National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in Glacier National Park to be colder, around 0°C, while days are slightly colder, around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Seattle.
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Find places to stay Oct 16 — 21:

Seattle — 3 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Seattle is known for museums, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, and see Seattle Art Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in October: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to fly to Anchorage.
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Find places to stay Oct 21 — 24:

Anchorage — 5 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.
Anchorage is known for wildlife, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Kincaid Park, get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, take a memorable drive along Seward Hwy, and take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Anchorage road trip planning site.

You can fly from Seattle to Anchorage in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Seattle to Anchorage, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, Anchorage is a bit cooler than Seattle - with highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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