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 15​min
1
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Twin Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Elko
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
7
Reno
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
8
Incline Village
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Fresno
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
13
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): look for gifts at Harmons City Creek.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City day trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Salt Lake City is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 17 hours traveling from Sydney to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get much warmer in Salt Lake City: highs are around 41°C and lows about 24°C. You will leave for Grand Teton National Park on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Harmons City Creek ©
Harmons City Creek

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Salt Lake City to Grand Teton National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
String Lake ©
String Lake
Leigh Lake ©
Leigh Lake

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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.
On the 15th (Sun), witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin, then take some stellar pictures from Observation Point Trail, and then explore the activities along Dragon's Mouth Springs. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail and then get impressive views of Mud Volcano.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park day trip planner.

Drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Mud Volcano ©
Mud Volcano
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail

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West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone holiday planner .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in West Yellowstone sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 5°C at night. You'll set off for Twin Falls on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Twin Falls

Twin Falls
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Twin Falls trip itinerary planner .

Getting from West Yellowstone to Twin Falls by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from West Yellowstone in July, you will find days in Twin Falls are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are much hotter (19°C). On the 18th (Wed), you're off toElko.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

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hours
Elko

Elko ©
Elko is the largest city and county seat of Elko County, Nevada, United States. For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Elko online road trip planner .

You can drive from Twin Falls to Elko in 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Twin Falls in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Elko. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Reno.

Things to do in Elko

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Western Folklife Center ©
Western Folklife Center

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Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Reno trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Elko to Reno takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Elko in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Reno. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for Incline Village.

Things to do in Reno

Shopping

Side Trip

Cabela's
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Cabela's ©
Cabela's

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Incline Village

Incline Village ©
Incline Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Washoe County, Nevada on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): trek along Tahoe Meadows Whole Access Interpretive Trail and then kick back and relax at Commons Beach Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Incline Village tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Reno to Incline Village takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Incline Village

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Commons Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Commons Beach Park ©
Commons Beach Park

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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 20th (Fri), hike along Merced Grove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): explore the activities along Tenaya Lake and then trek along Lembert Dome.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip website .

Getting from Incline Village to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. July in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Fresno.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Merced Grove ©
Merced Grove
Lembert Dome ©
Lembert Dome
Tenaya Lake ©
Tenaya Lake

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Fresno

Fresno ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at Meux Home Museum and then browse the different shops at Fashion Fair Mall.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fresno trip tool .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Fresno takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in Fresno hover around 44°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Fresno

Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fashion Fair Mall ©
Fashion Fair Mall
Meux Home Museum ©
Meux Home Museum

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Grant Grove and then admire all the interesting features of Kings Canyon Scenic Byway.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park journey planning tool .

You can drive from Fresno to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Expect little chillier evenings in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park when traveling from Fresno in July, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Grant Grove ©
Grant Grove

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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 24th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, then hike along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail ©
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail
The Ranch at Furnace Creek ©
The Ranch at Furnace Creek

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Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

You can plan Las Vegas trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by bus from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, with lows around 32°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Titanic ©
Titanic

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