24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Oklahoma City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Dallas
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
9
Little Rock
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
10
Lincoln
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Kansas City
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
12
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Melbourne

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night
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 18th (Tue), examine the collection at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and then don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip planning app .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and tram. Traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in September, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle and then explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Canyon Overlook Trail.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Los Angeles to Zion National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 9°C in Zion National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zion Shuttle ©
Zion Shuttle
Canyon Overlook Trail ©
Canyon Overlook Trail
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Observation Point Trail. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, trek along Artist Point, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park holiday builder site .

Getting from Zion National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or drive. When traveling from Zion National Park in September, plan for cooler days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 19°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

2
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the world behind art at National Museum of Wildlife Art and then explore the activities along Jenny Lake. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Oxbow Bend Turnout, Grand Teton National Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole takes 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September: highs in Jackson Hole hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Jenny Lake ©
Jenny Lake
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve ©
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art

1
night
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 27th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Jackson Hole to Salt Lake City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Jackson Hole, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Salt Lake City, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple
The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 28th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Double Arch and then don't miss a visit to Delicate Arch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Potash Road and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab online road trip planner .

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Moab in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sun) before leaving for Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Potash Road ©
Potash Road

2
nights
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): wander the streets of Bricktown, explore the world behind art at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Oklahoma City sightseeing planner .

Getting from Moab to Oklahoma City by combination of car and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Moab to Oklahoma City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Moab in September, Oklahoma City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Bricktown ©
Bricktown

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hours
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip builder app .

You can drive from Oklahoma City to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Oklahoma City in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Dallas, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Little Rock.
Highlights from your plan
John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza ©
John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza

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nights
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
On the 3rd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Little Rock Central High School, then don't miss a visit to The Old Mill, and then admire the landmark architecture of William J. Clinton Presidential Library.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Little Rock trip builder app .

You can fly from Dallas to Little Rock in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Little Rock is a bit cooler than Dallas - with highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Lincoln.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The Old Mill
Highlights from your plan
The Old Mill ©
The Old Mill

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night
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lincoln trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Little Rock to Lincoln in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Little Rock in October, things will get slightly colder in Lincoln: highs are around 24°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums
Highlights from your plan
University of Nebraska State Museum ©

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night
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Arabia Steamboat Museum and then contemplate the long history of Union Station.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kansas City trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Kansas City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lincoln in October since evenings lows in Kansas City dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jesse James Bank Museum, Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum ©
Union Station ©
Union Station
Arabia Steamboat Museum ©
Arabia Steamboat Museum

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Get some cultural insight at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Jackson Square. Explore hidden gems such as Lafayette Cemetery No.1 and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, take a stroll through Garden District, stop by Faulkner House Books, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Kansas City to New Orleans in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kansas City in October, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (22°C), and nights are a bit warmer (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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