24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  22​h 30​min
1
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Hood River
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Wawona
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
+4
shuttle + foot + shuttle + foot + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
6
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
7
South Padre Island
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, then pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, and finally snap pictures at Astoria-Megler Bridge.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach road trip planning website .

Sydney, Australia to Cannon Beach is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Cannon Beach at 11°C and lows at 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hood River.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Astoria
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column

1
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Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum and then explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hood River trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Hood River takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cannon Beach in December; daily highs in Hood River reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Hood River

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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4
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Step off the beaten path and head to Glacier Point and Half Dome. Escape the urban bustle at Yosemite, Tunnel View and Yosemite Falls. Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Wawona trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hood River to Wawona. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Hood River in December, with highs in Wawona at 17°C and lows at 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at The Narrows and Angel's Landing. Discover out-of-the-way places like Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zion National Park: Kanab Heritage House Museum (in Kanab) and Cedar City Utah Temple (in Cedar City). There's much more to do: cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park, and explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon.

You can plan Zion National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wawona to Zion National Park. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Wawona in December, with highs in Zion National Park at 11°C and lows at -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kanab, Cedar City
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Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Rim Trail and Grandview Point. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, delve into the distant past at Tusayan Museum, get engrossed in the history at Bright Angel History Room, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder site .

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in December, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 8°C and lows at -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

4
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Explore hidden gems such as Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt. 9/11 Memorial and The Met Cloisters will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie) and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site (in Hyde Park). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, take a stroll through Times Square, and take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read New York City online itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for much warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade
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day
South Padre Island

South Padre Island ©
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc. and then identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our South Padre Island route planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to South Padre Island takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to South Padre Island due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get much hotter in South Padre Island: highs are around 24°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks
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Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.

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nights
Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©
A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
On the 27th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Padre Island National Seashore.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Corpus Christi road trip site .

Drive from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Corpus Christi, with lows of 12°C. You will leave for home on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Beaches Outdoors Nature
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Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore

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