17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  21​h
1
Portland
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Boise
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Billings
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil), Astoria Column (in Astoria) and Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock & Ecola State Park). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience, explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and stroll around Laurelhurst Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Portland trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Portland is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. In October, Portland is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside Inverted Experience, Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Astoria Column
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

3
nights
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Boise is known for trails, historic sites, parks, fun & games, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: test your team's savvy at Boise Escape, look for all kinds of wild species at World Center For Birds of Prey, pause for some photo ops at Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, and get a sense of history and politics at Idaho State Capitol Building.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Boise online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Portland to Boise takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Boise due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Boise, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Billings.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Cinder Wines
Highlights from your plan
Boise Escape ©
Boise Escape
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary

3
nights
Billings

Billings ©
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Yellowstone Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Moss Mansion, then immerse yourself in nature at Pictograph Cave State Park, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at ZooMontana, then explore the striking landscape at The Rimrocks, and then appreciate the history behind Pompeys Pillar National Monument.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Billings road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Boise to Billings in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Boise in October: highs in Billings hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Billings

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Pompeys Pillar National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Pictograph Cave State Park ©
Pictograph Cave State Park
Horseback Riding Tours
Moss Mansion ©
Moss Mansion

4
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.
Step out of Seattle with an excursion to Hood Canal in Olympic National Park--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary app .

Fly from Billings to Seattle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Billings in October since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Hood Canal, Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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