60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Fort Myers Beach
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 5 nights
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New Orleans
— 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
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
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Honolulu, Oahu

— 6 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Relax by the water at Waikiki Beach and Kualoa Regional Park. Get some historical perspective at USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Skydiving, Sunset Beach Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Diamond Head State Monument, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu tour planner.

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 20 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in November; daily highs in Honolulu reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 6:

Seattle

— 4 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.
Appreciate the collections at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pike Place Market and Seattle Glassblowing Studio. Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Tacoma (Tacoma Art Museum & Washington State History Museum). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and get a taste of the local shopping with Bellevue Square.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Seattle in 7.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Honolulu in December, with highs in Seattle at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Chicago.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 10:

Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
The Art Institute of Chicago and Chicago Cultural Center will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Science and Industry and Field Museum. Take a break from Chicago with a short trip to Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie, about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church, make a trip to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago journey maker website.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Chicago takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Seattle in December, things will get slightly colder in Chicago: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 13:

New York City

— 6 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Ellis Island and 9/11 Memorial. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our New York City route planner.

Getting from Chicago to New York City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in December; daily highs in New York City reach 10°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 19:

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.
National Gallery of Art and National Museum of the Marine Corps are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at National Air and Space Museum and National Portrait Gallery capture your imagination. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Fort Myers Beach.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 23:

Fort Myers Beach

— 2 nights
Fort Myers Beach is a town located on Estero Island in Lee County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): examine the collection at Revs Institute and then kick back and relax at Barefoot Beach Preserve. Keep things going the next day: pick up some local products at Sanibel Island Farmer's Market and then see some colorful creatures with Island Time Dolphin & Shelling Cruises.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fort Myers Beach holiday builder site.

You can fly from Washington DC to Fort Myers Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC in December, expect Fort Myers Beach to be much hotter, temps between 31°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Key West.

Things to do in Fort Myers Beach

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

Key West

— 5 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Get a sense of the local culture at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery and Fort Zachary Taylor. Step out of the city life by going to Bahia Honda State Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Key West: Sunset Park Beach (in Key Colony Beach) and Marathon (Sombrero Beach & Crane Point Museum & Nature Center). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, view the masterpieces at KEPart Studio-Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and browse the exhibits of Truman Little White House.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Fort Myers Beach to Key West takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fort Myers Beach in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Key West, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:

New Orleans

— 4 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Appreciate the collections at The National WWII Museum and Cabildo. Popular historic sites such as Garden District and Jackson Square are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Jamie Hayes Gallery, admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, appreciate the extensive heritage of Our Sacred Stories, and examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans attractions planner.

Getting from Key West to New Orleans by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Key West in December, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and Lipan Point. On the 8th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: hike along Rim Trail, don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park. While traveling from New Orleans, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 9:

Las Vegas

— 4 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Mob Museum and Nostalgia Street Rods. The Strip and DISCOVERY Children's Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, stop by Barneys New York, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Las Vegas tour planning app.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January: highs in Las Vegas hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:

Los Angeles

— 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita. Head to Santa Monica Farmers Market and Montana Avenuefor some retail therapy. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Santa Monica State Beach, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Los Angeles holiday builder site.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in January; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 17:

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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Cathedral Range will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Yosemite Museum Gallery and Pioneer Yosemite History Center. Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail, don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, and hike along May Lake Trailhead.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in January: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 7°C and lows are around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 23:

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Marketfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Union Square, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are warmer (9°C). On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 28: