60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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Orlando
— 4 nights
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 6 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
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Los Angeles — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. Pack the 3rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

San Francisco to Los Angeles is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in October, with highs in Los Angeles at 82°F and lows at 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.
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San Diego — 3 nights

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately Encinitas away. There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove, and hike along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego road trip app.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in October, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Honolulu.
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Honolulu, Oahu — 3 nights

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 7th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach and then explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument and then stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Diego to Honolulu in 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in October: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 87°F and lows are around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Seattle.
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Seattle — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take a stroll through Pike Place Market, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then see the interesting displays at Museum of History & Industry, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle travel 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. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Honolulu in October: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 63°F and lows are around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 4 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Norris Geyser Basin, admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Aurum Geyser.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park holiday planner.

Getting from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park. While traveling from Seattle, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 47°F to lows of 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Chicago.
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Chicago — 3 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, walk around Millennium Park, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, and take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chicago visit planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect nights in Chicago to be warmer, around 49°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to New York City.
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New York City — 6 nights

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: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and walk around The High Line.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City route planning app.

You can fly from Chicago to New York City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 57°F in New York City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 5 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: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC online travel planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Orlando.
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Orlando — 4 nights

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Pack the 31st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 30th (Sun) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park, admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

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

Getting from Washington DC to Orlando by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in October, with highs in Orlando at 85°F and lows at 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 3 nights

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, stroll around New Orleans City Park, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, and see the interesting displays at Cabildo.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planner.

Getting from Orlando to New Orleans by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Orlando, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 6 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Boulder City (Hoover Dam & Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas vacation maker website.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in November, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (68°F), and nights are a bit cooler (47°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 5 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 12th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Hopi Point, walk around Indian Garden, and trek along Rim Trail.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park holiday site.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in November, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 22°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 2 nights

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy, get a dose of the wild on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, and then explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November; daily highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park reach 67°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:

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.
On the 20th (Sun), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. On the 21st (Mon), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and hike along Mariposa Grove.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in November, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (54°F), and nights are colder (19°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 5 nights

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: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, walk around Golden Gate Park, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, expect nights in San Francisco to be warmer, around 51°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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