44 days in United States Itinerary

44 days in United States Itinerary

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44 days in United States Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  19​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 11 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 11 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Salt Lake City
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 11 nights
Fly:  18​h
Sydney

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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 shopping fun, head to The Strip or The Grand Canal Shoppes. Bring the kids along to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Photography Tours. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains, browse the different shops at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas itinerary maker.

Sydney, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect Las Vegas to be much warmer, temps between 45°C and 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Hoover Dam
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Grand Canal Shoppes ©
The Grand Canal Shoppes

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studio. On the 30th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, hike along Rim Trail, and appreciate the history behind Powell Point.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park tour planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 31°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bryce Canyon National Park: Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (in Kanab) and The Narrows (in Zion National Park). Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. There's lots more to do: hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, and stroll through Navajo Loop Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

The Narrows, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop ©
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop

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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.
Bring the kids along to Park City Alpine Slide and Hogle Zoo. Go for a jaunt from Salt Lake City to Midway to see Heber Valley Artisan Cheese about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: get lost in a book at Family History Library, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol, and buy something for everyone on your list at City Creek Center.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Bryce Canyon National Park to Salt Lake City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Salt Lake City: highs are around 31°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Heber Valley Artisan Cheese, Park City Alpine Slide
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Park City Alpine Slide ©
Park City Alpine Slide
City Creek Center
City Creek Center

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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.
Head to The Grove and Amoeba Musicfor plenty of shopping. Attractions like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Downtown Disney, & more) and Santa Monica (Bergamot Station & Santa Monica Farmers Market). There's lots more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and shop like a local with Third Street Promenade.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles by combination of flight and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 22°C. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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