21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  20​h 30​min
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Portland
— Few hours
Fly + tram + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Port Angeles
— 1 night
Fly + tram + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Boise
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Sydney

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Seattle

Seattle
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 4th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, don't miss a visit to Seattle Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kerry Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Park Arboretum, and finally take a stroll through Pioneer Square.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get much colder in Seattle: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Pioneer Square
Pioneer Square
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Washington Park Arboretum ©
Washington Park Arboretum

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Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge and then appreciate the views at Willamette Valley.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Portland trip planner .

You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Portland sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Angeles.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

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Port Angeles

Port Angeles
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Port Angeles online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Portland to Port Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Port Angeles sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge

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Boise

Boise
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary Site, and then trek along Boise River Greenbelt.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Boise trip website .

You can fly from Port Angeles to Boise in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Port Angeles in December, with highs in Boise at 4°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Boise River Greenbelt
Boise River Greenbelt
Old Idaho Penitentiary Site ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary Site
World Center For Birds of Prey ©
World Center For Birds of Prey

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Boise to Salt Lake City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Salt Lake City can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple
Temple Square ©
Temple Square

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
To plan Arches National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Salt Lake City to Arches National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Salt Lake City in December since evenings lows in Arches National Park dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Broken Arch ©
Broken Arch

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): hike along South Kaibab Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Arches National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Arches National Park in December, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit warmer (7°C), and nights are about the same (-11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Lookout Studio ©
Lookout Studio

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, and then look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop.

Discover how to plan a Bryce Canyon National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Sunset Point ©
Sunset Point
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop ©
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Court of the Patriarchs. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Temple of Sinawava Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Hidden Canyon.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Court of the Patriarchs ©
Court of the Patriarchs
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon

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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.
For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas tour planning site .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zion National Park in December: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 15°C and lows are around 4°C. On the 15th (Fri), you'll travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

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hours
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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.
To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online holiday planner .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, shuttle, and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Expect little chillier evenings in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park when traveling from Las Vegas in December, with lows around -7°C. On the 16th (Sat), you're off toMonterey.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Monterey

Monterey
The City of Monterey in Monterey County is located on the southern edge of Monterey Bay, on Central California's Pacific coast in California. To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Monterey holiday builder website .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Monterey in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in December, you will find days in Monterey are somewhat warmer (19°C), and nights are much hotter (6°C). On the 17th (Sun), you'll travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission

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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.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park day trip planning site .

Getting from Monterey to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Monterey in December, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 7°C by day to -11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge and then look for all kinds of wild species at Marin Headlands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Tomales Bay State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Point Reyes Seashore National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip builder website .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tomales Bay State Park, Marin Headlands, Point Reyes Seashore National Park
Highlights from your plan
Tomales Bay State Park ©
Tomales Bay State Park
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

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