23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
2
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
Arches National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h
8
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 day
+4
Drive + bus + foot + Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
10
Coeur d'Alene
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
11
Seattle
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h
12
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
13
Yachats
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
14
Redwood National Park
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
15
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

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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.
On the 14th (Wed), steep yourself in history at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online journey planner .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
On the 15th (Thu), get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ocean Avenue, then take in the pleasant sights at 26-Mile Bike Path, and finally get lost in a book at Santa Monica Public Library.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Santa Monica trip simple and quick.

Santa Monica is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in Santa Monica hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

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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.
On the 16th (Fri), kick back and relax at Sand Dollar Beach, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery, kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, then learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery, and finally look for gifts at Sebastian General Store. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach, take some stellar pictures from Ragged Point Overlook, contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle, then immerse yourself in nature at San Simeon State Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Simeon travel route site .

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to San Simeon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. When traveling from Santa Monica in August, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in San Simeon: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sand Dollar Beach, Moonstone Beach
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

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night
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Shores Park, stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Coronado Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove, enjoy the sand and surf at Moonlight State Beach, then kick back and relax at South Carlsbad State Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Pacific Beach.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Diego day trip planner .

You can drive from San Simeon to San Diego in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from San Simeon in August, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

South Carlsbad State Beach, Moonlight State Beach, Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, then identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas holiday builder site .

Getting from San Diego to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in August, you will find days in Las Vegas are warmer (45°C), and nights are a bit warmer (29°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): trek along South Kaibab Trail, then hike along Rim Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, get great views at Moran Point, get great views at Shoshone Point, then take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Yavapai Point.

Before you visit Grand Canyon National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, temps between 31°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fiery Furnace, explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, then trek along Double Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Windows, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Courthouse Towers.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park journey planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Arches National Park in 6.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Arches National Park reach 39°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

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

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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.
On the 25th (Sun), hike along Emerald Lake Trail, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Deer Mountain, then explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Hallett Peak.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Rocky Mountain National Park when traveling from Arches National Park in August, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Hallett Peak ©
Hallett Peak
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail

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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 26th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Artist Point. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, look for all kinds of wild species at Gibbon Falls, then take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail, and finally explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park day trip app .

Traveling by combination of car, bus, and flight from Rocky Mountain National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 24°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

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Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. On the 28th (Wed), admire all the interesting features of Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, look for all kinds of wild species at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, then stroll through North Idaho Centennial Trail, then browse the collection at Coeur d'Alene Public Library, and finally stroll around McEuen Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Coeur d'Alene trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Coeur d'Alene takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, Coeur d'Alene is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 34°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks Wildlife Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails ©
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails
North Idaho Centennial Trail ©
North Idaho Centennial Trail
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch ©
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch

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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.
On the 29th (Thu), do a tasting at Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards, admire the natural beauty at Washington Park Arboretum, then cast your line with a fishing tour, then kick back and relax at Alki Beach, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Seattle planning website .

Traveling by car from Coeur d'Alene to Seattle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seattle, with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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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.
On the 30th (Fri), trek along Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Oneonta Gorge, then admire the sheer force of Wahkeena Falls, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally admire the majestic nature at Tryon Creek State Natural Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway, admire the majestic nature at Bridal Veil Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Latourell Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Lucia Falls Regional Park, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Mountt St Helens National Volcanic Monument.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Portland trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Seattle to Portland by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Yachats.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Troutdale, Corbett, Oneonta Gorge, Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge, Lucia Falls Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls
Wahkeena Falls ©
Wahkeena Falls

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Yachats

Yachats ©
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Oregon Coast Hwy, trek along Hobbit Trail, explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well, cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Yachats State Park.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yachats trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Portland to Yachats in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Portland in August, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Yachats: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Yachats

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Oregon Coast Hwy, Hobbit Trail
Highlights from your plan
Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline
Yachats State Park ©
Yachats State Park

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Redwood National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Redwood National Park trip builder website .

Getting from Yachats to Redwood National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

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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 3rd (Tue): kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach, steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lands End, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rockaway Beach, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks. Keep things going the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and then walk around Lincoln Park.

Discover how to plan a San Francisco trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Redwood National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Redwood National Park in September, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Rockaway Beach
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Lands End ©
Lands End
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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