24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Port Macquarie
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Portland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Rapid City
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
+3
shuttle + foot + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Monument Valley
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  13​h 15​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Port Macquarie

1
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.
To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

Port Macquarie, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Macquarie to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Port Macquarie in April, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©

4
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Columbia River Maritime Museum and Haystack Rock. Escape the urban bustle at Cannon Beach and Astoria Column. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Flavel House Museum (in Astoria). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, and examine the collection at Portland Art Museum.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Portland route builder .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to Portland takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, things will get slightly colder in Portland: highs are around 20°C and lows about 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Astoria, Cannon Beach, Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Flavel House Museum ©
Flavel House Museum
Portland Art Museum ©
Portland Art Museum
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and Valley of Fire State Park. Get some cultural insight at Titanic and The Neon Museum. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, have fun at Battlefield Vegas, and engage your brain at Bodies The Exhibition.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planning site .

You can fly from Portland to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Portland in April; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 31°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge ©
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas

4
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Explore hidden gems such as Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Bear Country USA. Crook County Museum District and Founding Fathers Black Hills will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rapid City: Black Hills Parrot Welfare & Education Center (in Belle Fourche) and Badlands National Park (Loop Road & Badlands Wall). There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Reptile Gardens, look for gifts at Pawnseum, and wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rapid City trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Rapid City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Rapid City is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, expect Rapid City to be colder, temps between 17°C and 0°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Black Hills Parrot Welfare & Education Center, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Crook County Museum
Highlights from your plan
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
America's Founding Fathers Exhibit ©
America's Founding Fathers Exhibit
Loop Road ©
Loop Road

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon, and then step into the grandiose world of Glen Eyrie Conference Center.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planning app .

Fly from Rapid City to Colorado Springs in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. April in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon Open Space ©
Red Rock Canyon Open Space
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
Glen Eyrie Castle ©
Glen Eyrie Castle

3
nights
Monument Valley

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 21st (Sat), take a memorable drive along Moki Dugway, explore the striking landscape at Comb Ridge, and then trek along Wildcat Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Navajo National Monument and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Monument Valley online itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Colorado Springs to Monument Valley in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Navajo National Monument, Moki Dugway, Comb Ridge
Highlights from your plan
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Navajo National Monument ©
Navajo National Monument
Photography Tours

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Bodie State Historic Park and Bodie. Get outdoors at Bridalveil Fall and Gaylor Lake. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and stroll through Wawona Meadow.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car, flight, bus, and taxi from Monument Valley to Yosemite National Park in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Monument Valley in April; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 17°C and lows reach -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bodie State Historic Park, Bodie
Highlights from your plan
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Bodie ©
Bodie
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

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