59 days in United States Itinerary

59 days in United States Itinerary

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59 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 12 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 11 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h
Seattle
— 9 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
Jackson Hole
— 12 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 10 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Melbourne

12
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. Take a break from the city and head to Will Rogers State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more) and Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica). Pack the 4th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Los Angeles vacation maker .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and tram. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. In September, Los Angeles is warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

11
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. On the 16th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Spend the 21st (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail, explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and make a trip to Grand Canyon Village.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

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

9
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Murhut Falls and Lake Cushman. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Mt Si (in North Bend), Hood Canal (in Olympic National Park) and Seahurst Beach Park (in Burien). Dedicate the 6th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Woodland Park Zoo, make a trip to Pioneer Square, and get some jogging in at Discovery Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Seattle trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Seattle takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Seattle

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Tumwater Falls Park, Mercer Slough Nature Park, Mt Si, Seahurst Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Murhut Falls ©
Murhut Falls
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

12
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.
Visiting Grand Teton and Grand Loop Road will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Yellowstone National Park (Fairy Falls, Yellowstone National Park, & more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Oxbow Bend and explore the activities along Jackson Lake Overlook.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Jackson Hole vacation site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Jackson Hole in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Jackson Hole is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in October: highs in Jackson Hole hover around 15°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

10
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and China Beach. Fisherman's Wharf and Twin Peaks are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Rockaway Beach (in Pacifica). Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Presidio of San Francisco. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Jackson Hole to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and subway; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jackson Hole to San Francisco. When traveling from Jackson Hole in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Nature, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Rockaway Beach, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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