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Grand Teton National Park
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Los Angeles — 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get some cultural insight at Autry Museum of the American West and Bhagavad-gita Diorama-Museum. You'll explore and learn at The Hollywood Museum and Lyon Air Museum. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Huntington Beach (Orange County Coast & Huntington State Beach), Laguna Beach (Aliso Beach Park, Pacific Marine Mammal Center, &more) and Seal Beach (in Seal Beach). There's still lots to do: gear up at Gear Rentals, stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, see the interesting displays at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, and get engrossed in the history at Skirball Cultural Center.

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Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. In July, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Sedona.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
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Sedona — 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 23rd (Sun), view the masterpieces at Raku Gallery, then immerse yourself in nature at Douglas Mansion, then hike along Bear Mountain Trail, and finally grab your bike and head to Huckaby Trail. On your second day here, hike along Mount Wilson Trail, stroll through Brin's Mesa Trail, then get engrossed in the history at Sedona Heritage Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art, and finally take a peaceful walk through Munds Wagon Trail.

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Getting from Los Angeles to Sedona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Sedona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in Sedona hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Teton National Park.
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Grand Teton National Park — 3 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park and Grand View Point. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Murie Centre and Chapel of the Sacred Heart. There's still lots to do: trek along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, explore the activities along Lake Solitude, admire the sheer force of Hidden Falls, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Group.

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You can fly from Sedona to Grand Teton National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Sedona in July, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be much colder, around 7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Boulder.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Boulder — 4 nights

Berkeley of the Rockies

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ouzel Falls and Dougherty Museum. Nederland Mining Museum and Longmont Museum & Cultural Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boulder: Rocky Mountain National Park (Copeland Falls & Calypso Cascades) and Rabbit Mountain Open Space (in Longmont). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Eldorado Canyon State Park, catch some excitement at Carousel of Happiness, trek along Mesa Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Sanitas Trail.

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You can fly from Grand Teton National Park to Boulder in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July, expect Boulder to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can fly to Chicago.
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Chicago — 5 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank and Oriental Institute Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Baha'i House of Worship and First Division Museum at Cantigny. Get out of town with these interesting Chicago side-trips: Kenosha (Kenosha Public Museum, Kenosha History Center, &more), Centennial Beach (in Naperville) and Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art (in Elmhurst). Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to Busse Woods Trail System, see the interesting displays at Graue Mill & Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rosewood Beach, and admire the striking features of Tribune Tower.

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You can fly from Boulder to Chicago in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Boulder to Chicago is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Boulder in August since evenings lows in Chicago dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Arizona travel guide

Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Wyoming travel guide

Hot Springs · River Rafting & Tubing · Wildlife Areas
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

Colorado travel guide

River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.