27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  20​h
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Sedona
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
5
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sydney to Las Vegas, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Las Vegas is much colder than Sydney - with highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

5
nights
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.
On the 12th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Pima Point, pause for some photo ops at Powell Point, and trek along North Kaibab Trail.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step out of Sedona with an excursion to Arizona Copper Art Museum in Clarkdale--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, take in the exciting artwork at Honshin Fine Art, hike along Broken Arrow Trail, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

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You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Sedona: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Arizona Copper Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

3
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.
Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids, don't miss a visit to The 45th Parallel, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

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You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Sedona to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Sedona in December, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at -5°C and lows at -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

2
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.
Portland is known for parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Powell's City of Books, trek along Forest Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Portland takes 7 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. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December; daily highs in Portland reach 8°C and lows reach 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Columbia River Highway
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Forest Park ©
Forest Park

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, examine the collection at Exploratorium, and explore and take pictures at Golden Gate Park.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco visit app .

You can fly from Portland to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Portland in December; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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