22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + taxi:  22​h 30​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h
3
Badlands National Park
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  6​h
4
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
12
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
13
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
14
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 1st (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park route maker site .

Sydney, Australia to Glacier National Park is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You'll gain 17 hours traveling from Sydney to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Glacier National Park, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

1
day
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Eagle Plume Trading Post, take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, then appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and car; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Glacier National Park in July, with highs in Rocky Mountain National Park at 38°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

1
day
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
On the 4th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, explore the striking landscape at White River Valley Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook, then cruise along Loop Road, and finally explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Badlands National Park trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Badlands National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Badlands National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook
Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

To find out how to plan a trip to Grand Teton National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Badlands National Park to Grand Teton National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Badlands National Park in July; daily highs in Grand Teton National Park reach 30°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, trek along Artist Point, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Trail, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gibbon Falls.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 26°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

1
day
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.
On the 9th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip maker .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 32°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Nature
Highlights from your plan
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop

1
day
Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): hike along Pothole Point Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Island in the Sky, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, and finally get great views at Grand View Point Overlook.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Canyonlands National Park route website .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 5.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July: high temperatures in Canyonlands National Park hover around 42°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

1
night
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, then make a trip to Delicate Arch, and then explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Arches National Park online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 12th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, and then examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Monument Valley holiday site .

Drive from Arches National Park to Monument Valley in 4 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Arches National Park in July: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 38°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

2
nights
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 13th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Mohave Point and then hike along Rim Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): trek along South Kaibab Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip maker .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Monument Valley in July; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 34°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

1
night
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 15th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park road trip app .

Explore your travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park with the Route module. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 40°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Trails Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and then see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, wander the streets of The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Zion National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 47°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip app .

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for cooler days in Los Angeles, with highs around 33°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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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 (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park attractions planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect cooler with lows of 9°C in Yosemite National Park. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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