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 + Drive:  21​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Estes Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cheyenne
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Rock Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Jackson Hole
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Garden City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
St. George
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney

1
night
Denver

Denver
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Denver trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Denver is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Sydney to Denver. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Denver to be much colder, temps between 7°C and -8°C. On the 19th (Thu), you're off toEstes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

4
nights
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Visiting Hidden Valley Sledding and Tubing Hill and Alluvial Fan will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Holzwarth Historic Site and Chapel on the Rock. Change things up with these side-trips from Estes Park: Winter Park Resort (in Winter Park) and Spas & Wellness (in Grand Lake). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Estes Park Visitor Center, appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, stop by Estes Park Mountain Shop, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Estes Park trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Estes Park are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for Cheyenne.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Winter Park Resort
Highlights from your plan
Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan
Chapel on the Rock ©
Chapel on the Rock

2
nights
Cheyenne

Cheyenne ©
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Nelson Museum of the West, look for gifts at The Wrangler, and then get lost in a book at Laramie County Public Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Vedauwoo, then appreciate the history behind Ames Monument, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey of St. Walburga.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Cheyenne visit planner .

You can drive from Estes Park to Cheyenne in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. When traveling from Estes Park in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cheyenne: temperatures range from 4°C by day to -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rock Springs.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Abbey of St. Walburga, Vedauwoo, Ames Monument
Highlights from your plan
Vedauwoo ©
Vedauwoo
Abbey of St. Walburga ©
Abbey of St. Walburga
Nelson Museum of the West ©
Nelson Museum of the West

3
nights
Rock Springs

Rock Springs ©
Rock Springs is a city in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area and Flaming Gorge. There's more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Flaming Gorge - Uintas National Scenic Byway.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rock Springs journey app .

Traveling by car from Cheyenne to Rock Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Cheyenne in December, plan for slightly colder days in Rock Springs, with highs around 0°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Rock Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan

6
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.
Get some historical perspective at Mormon Row Historic District and Chapel of the Transfiguration. Step off the beaten path and head to Grand Targhee Ski Resort and 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jackson Hole: Snake River Overlook (in Moose), Yellowstone National Park (Gibbon Falls & Mud Volcano) and Signal Mountain Summit Road (in Grand Teton National Park). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Teton National Forest, explore the landscape on two wheels at Antelope Flats, don't miss a visit to Oxbow Bend, and hit the slopes at Four Seasons Resort.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Jackson Hole online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Rock Springs to Jackson Hole takes 4 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rock Springs in December: high temperatures in Jackson Hole hover around -3°C and lows are around -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Garden City.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Targhee Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Grand Targhee Ski Resort ©
Grand Targhee Ski Resort
Mud Volcano ©
Mud Volcano
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls

1
night
Garden City

Garden City ©
Garden City is a town in Rich County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Bear Lake State Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Garden City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Garden City takes 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Garden City when traveling from Jackson Hole in January, with lows around -12°C. You'll set off for Salt Lake City on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Garden City

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bear Lake State Park ©
Bear Lake State Park

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 4th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Salt Lake City using our trip planner.

You can drive from Garden City to Salt Lake City in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Garden City in January, things will get a bit warmer in Salt Lake City: highs are around 3°C and lows about -6°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sun) before leaving for St. George.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple
Assembly Hall ©
Assembly Hall

3
nights
St. George

St. George ©
St. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Red Hills Desert Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail and then stroll through Riverside Walk.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read St. George trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to St. George in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January, St. George is a bit warmer than Salt Lake City - with highs of 13°C and lows of 0°C. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in St. George

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Zion National Park
Highlights from your plan
Red Cliffs National Conservation Area ©
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail

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