8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
Jackson Hole
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  20​h
End: Sydney

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 18th (Wed), examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Phoenix trip app .

Sydney, Australia to Phoenix is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -17 hour difference. In July, Phoenix is much hotter than Sydney - with highs of 48°C and lows of 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Phoenix

#Museums, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

1
night
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): stop by Skip Maisel's and then wander the streets of Albuquerque Old Town.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Albuquerque takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in July: high temperatures in Albuquerque hover around 38°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Albuquerque

#Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Skip Maisel's ©
Skip Maisel's

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Albuquerque to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Albuquerque in July, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 33°C and lows at 12°C. You'll set off for Yosemite National Park on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Nature, #Parks
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

2
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.
On the 22nd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, and then admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 12.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
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Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

1
night
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 23rd (Mon), learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Salt Lake City vacation builder site .

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Salt Lake City takes 8.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Salt Lake City is 1 hour. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Salt Lake City: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

few
hours
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.
For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Jackson Hole itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Salt Lake City in July, you will find days in Jackson Hole are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are colder (8°C). You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Jackson Hole Shootout ©
Jackson Hole Shootout

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