38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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38 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  21​h 15​min
Seattle
— 3 nights
car:  4​h
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + tram + Fly + subway:  6​h 15​min
San Francisco
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chihuly Garden and Glass and Glasshouse Studio. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Tolmie State Park and Picnic Point Park. Step out of Seattle with an excursion to Seahurst Beach Park in Burien--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, explore the activities along Green Lake Park, explore and take pictures at Safeco Field, and identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read our Seattle route builder site .

Melbourne, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Seattle due to the time zone difference. In September, Seattle is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Mercer Slough Nature Park, Tolmie State Park, Picnic Point Park, Seahurst Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Seattle Art Museum ©
Seattle Art Museum

4
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Relax by the water at Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. Get in touch with nature at Hurricane Ridge and Crescent Lake. Go for a jaunt from Olympic National Park to Sequim to see Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, witness a stunning natural landmark at Sol Duc Hot Springs, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sol Duc Falls.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip planner .

You can fly from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in September, things will get a bit cooler in Olympic National Park: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to La Push.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge

few
hours
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach and then kick back and relax at China Beach.

Plan trip to San Francisco with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Olympic National Park to San Francisco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Olympic National Park in September, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
Highlights from your plan
China Beach ©
China Beach
Marshall’s Beach ©
Marshall’s Beach

4
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Tioga Pass. Change things up with a short trip to Bodie State Historic Park in Bridgeport (about 1h 05 min away). There's still lots to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, make a trip to Yosemite Village, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planning site .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

4
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Oak Canyon Nature Center. Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame are in your itinerary. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Santa Monica Mountains in Santa Monica--about 1h 10 min away. Pack the 16th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Oak Canyon Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the activities along Badwater Basin, then admire all the interesting features of Artists Dr, and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park day trip app .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Mosaic Canyon ©
Mosaic Canyon

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To find reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bright Angel Trail and Rim Trail. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hermit's Rest and Tusayan Museum. Spend the 25th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and get great views at Mather Point.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
nights
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.
On the 26th (Thu), explore by horseback at American Fork Canyon, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, and finally make a trip to Temple Square. On your second day here, get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, and then take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Salt Lake City takes 8.5 hours. In September, Salt Lake City is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

American Fork Canyon
Highlights from your plan
American Fork Canyon ©
American Fork Canyon
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

3
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Museum of Wildlife Art and Chapel of the Transfiguration. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Teton and String Lake. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, identify plant and animal life at Oxbow Bend, don't miss a visit to Town Square, and explore the stunning scenery at Cascade Canyon.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Jackson Hole trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Salt Lake City in September, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Jackson Hole: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Chapel of the Transfiguration
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
String Lake ©
String Lake
Oxbow Bend ©
Oxbow Bend

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nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Escape the urban bustle at Hayden Valley and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, and get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park planning tool .

Getting from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Jackson Hole in October: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 9°C, while lows dip to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

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