24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Arches National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h
6
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
+4
Drive + bus + foot + Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Yachats
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
11
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
12
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
13
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles tour itinerary maker site .

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. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Seal Beach, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Seal Beach ©
Seal Beach
Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve ©
Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

1
night
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 16th (Fri), enjoy some music at Third Street Promenade, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at 26-Mile Bike Path.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Santa Monica sightseeing planning app .

Santa Monica is very close to Los Angeles. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect nights in Santa Monica to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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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.
On the 17th (Sat), take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas travel planner .

You can drive from Santa Monica to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Traveling from Santa Monica in August, you will find days in Las Vegas are much hotter (45°C), and nights are a bit warmer (29°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): walk around Indian Garden, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and finally take some stellar pictures from Powell Point. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point and then stroll through Rim Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 31°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
day
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 21st (Wed): trek along Fiery Furnace, explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, and then trek along Double Arch.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park day trip planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Arches National Park by car takes about 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature 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 22nd (Thu), trek along Emerald Lake Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Many Parks Curve Overlook, then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, then admire the sheer force of Chasm Falls, and finally identify plant and animal life at Sheep Lakes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Deer Mountain and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hallett Peak.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park day trip planning site .

Getting from Arches National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Traveling from Arches National Park in August, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Rocky Mountain National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) 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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night
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 24th (Sat): trek along Artist Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, and finally take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of car, bus, and flight from Rocky Mountain National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 11 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. In August, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Rocky Mountain National Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

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nights
Seattle

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards, take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Park Arboretum, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, and then stroll through Seahurst Beach Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Seahurst Beach Park, Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Seahurst Beach Park ©
Seahurst Beach Park
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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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.
On the 28th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway, then admire the sheer force of Wahkeena Falls, then immerse yourself in nature at Bridal Veil Falls, and finally walk around Laurelhurst Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Oneonta Gorge, hike along Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge, and then stroll around Forest Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Portland visit planning site .

You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Portland are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yachats.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

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

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Yachats

Yachats ©
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well, then hike along Hobbit Trail, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Yachats State Park.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yachats tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Yachats takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Portland in August, expect nights in Yachats to be a bit cooler, around 12°C, while days are cooler, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Yachats

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Hobbit Trail
Highlights from your plan
Yachats State Park ©
Yachats State Park
Thor's Well ©
Thor's Well

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nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Redwood National Park.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park travel route site .

Traveling by car from Yachats to Redwood National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Redwood National Park sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Trails Nature
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): take a stroll through North Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, and then stroll through Lands End.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Redwood National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Redwood National Park in September: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Lands End ©
Lands End

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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 3rd (Tue): stroll through Coronado Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then pause for some photo ops at The Unconditional Surrender. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pacific Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park.

Before you visit San Diego, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from San Francisco to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in September, San Diego is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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