22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Cody
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
10
Cheyenne
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
12
Durango
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
13
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
14
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
15
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
16
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h
End: Brisbane

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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.
For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip builder app .

Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. October in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping

Side Trip

The Americana at Brand
Highlights from your plan
The Americana at Brand ©
The Americana at Brand

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip app .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, things will get little chillier in Santa Barbara: highs are around 29°C and lows about 13°C. On the 5th (Sat), you're off toSan Simeon.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Parks Tours

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery, take in nature's colorful creations at Cambria Nursery & Florist, and then immerse yourself in nature at Leffingwell Landing.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Simeon trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to San Simeon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Santa Barbara, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in San Simeon, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

Cambria
Highlights from your plan
Cambria Nursery & Florist ©
Cambria Nursery & Florist
Hearst Ranch Winery ©
Hearst Ranch Winery

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from San Simeon in October, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate National Recreation Area ©

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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 7th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point and then hike along Panorama Trail. On the next day, make a trip to Olmsted Point, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, and then hike along Four Mile Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park holiday builder tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail

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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.
On the 9th (Wed), have fun at The Range 702. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at Dig This, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Forum Shops at Caesars, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip builder site .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 9 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Tours Casinos
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
The Range 702 ©
The Range 702
Dig This ©
Dig This

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bryce Canyon National Park using our trip planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in October: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 19°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Lewis Falls and then witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Old Faithful Visitor Education Center and then take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Bryce Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 9°C by day to -4°C at night. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Castle Geyser ©
Castle Geyser
Observation Point Trail ©
Observation Point Trail

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Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
On the 15th (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with Whitney Gallery and then learn more about the world around you at Draper Natural History Museum. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Buffalo Bill State Park and then explore and take pictures at Chief Joseph Hwy.

Start your trip to Cody by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Cody by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October, Cody is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Cody

Scenic Drive Parks Nature

Side Trip

Chief Joseph Hwy
Highlights from your plan
Buffalo Bill State Park ©
Buffalo Bill State Park
Draper Natural History Museum ©
Draper Natural History Museum

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Cheyenne

Cheyenne ©
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Nelson Museum of the West, then look for gifts at The Wrangler, and then browse the collection at Laramie County Public Library.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cheyenne travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Cody to Cheyenne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Denver.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Nelson Museum of the West ©
Nelson Museum of the West
Historic Governors' Mansion ©
Historic Governors' Mansion
Laramie County Public Library ©
Laramie County Public Library

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Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Byers-Evans House and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Ghost Catholic Church.

Plan trip to Denver with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Cheyenne to Denver by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Byers-Evans House ©
Byers-Evans House
Holy Ghost Catholic Church ©
Holy Ghost Catholic Church

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Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at The Colorado Trail and then enjoy some diversion at Durango Community Recreation Center.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Durango trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Durango takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Denver in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 0°C in Durango. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in Durango

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Colorado Trail ©
The Colorado Trail
Durango Community Recreation Center ©

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Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam and then admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Page vacation builder website .

Traveling by flight from Durango to Page takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In October, Page is somewhat warmer than Durango - with highs of 26°C and lows of 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Mon) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Glen Canyon Dam
Highlights from your plan
Gunfighter Canyon ©
Gunfighter Canyon
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook ©
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook
Glen Canyon Dam ©
Glen Canyon Dam

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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 21st (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point and then take some stellar pictures from Powell Point.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park holiday planner .

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Page in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 22°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Phoenix.
Highlights from your plan
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 22nd (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Phoenix Police Museum, see the interesting displays at Martin Auto Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Phoenix day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix takes 4 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October; daily highs in Phoenix reach 38°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Phoenix Police Museum ©
Phoenix Police Museum
Martin Auto Museum ©
Martin Auto Museum
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson ©
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
On the 23rd (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Descanso Gardens and then stroll the grounds of Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles vacation planner .

You can fly from Phoenix to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phoenix in October, things will get little chillier in Los Angeles: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Descanso Gardens, Vroman's Bookstore
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Descanso Gardens ©
Descanso Gardens
Forest Lawn Memorial Park ©
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Vroman's Bookstore ©
Vroman's Bookstore

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