27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Fly:  24​h
1
Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
3
Estes Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Great Bend
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Oklahoma City
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h
6
Memphis
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Canberra

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laurance Rockefeller Preserve and Oxbow Bend. Get in touch with nature at Grand Targhee Ski Resort and Grand Teton. There's still lots to do: gain interesting insight with National Museum of Wildlife Art, snap pictures at Snake River Bridge, make a trip to Town Square, and look for gifts at Lee's Tees.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jackson Hole day trip planner.

Canberra, Australia to Jackson Hole is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Canberra to Jackson Hole, you'll gain 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Canberra in December; daily highs in Jackson Hole reach -3°C and lows reach -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Grand Targhee Ski Resort
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Grand Targhee Ski Resort ©
Grand Targhee Ski Resort
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve ©
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve
Oxbow Bend ©
Oxbow Bend

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Uncle Tom's Trail and Midway Geyser Basin. Get in touch with nature at Grand Loop Road and West Thumb Geyser Basin. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive, take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, get impressive views of Mud Volcano, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gibbon Falls.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park attractions planning tool .

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Abbey of St. Walburga and Chapel on the Rock. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arapahoe Basin and Holzwarth Historic Site. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Estes Park: Hallett Peak (in Rocky Mountain National Park), Spas & Wellness (in Grand Lake) and Georgetown (Hotel de Paris Museum & Guanella Pass). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Snowy Peaks Winery, explore the striking landscape of Summit Lake Park, view the masterpieces at Bear Necessities & Cubs, and contemplate the long history of Historic Governors' Mansion.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Estes Park planning site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Estes Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December: highs in Estes Park hover around 9°C, while lows dip to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Great Bend.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Georgetown, Summit Lake Park, Abbey of St. Walburga, Arapahoe Basin
Highlights from your plan
Arapahoe Basin ©
Arapahoe Basin
Alberta Falls ©
Alberta Falls
Snowy Peaks Winery ©
Snowy Peaks Winery

5
nights
Great Bend

Great Bend ©
Great Bend is a city in and the county seat of Barton County, Kansas, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Quivira National Wildlife Refuge and Pratt Fish Hatchery. Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Fidelis Church and Wilson State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Kansas Motorcycle Museum (in Marquette), Ellinwood (The Historic Wolf Hotel & Ellinwood Underground Tunnels) and Bowl Plaza (in Lucas). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Ellis Lakeside Campground, meet the residents at Brit Spaugh Zoo, admire all the interesting features of Ringneck Ranch, and take an in-depth tour of Pratt County Historial Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Great Bend trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Estes Park to Great Bend with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Estes Park to Great Bend due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Great Bend are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Great Bend

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Pratt, Ellinwood, Barbed Wire Museum, Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Kansas Motorcycle Museum
Highlights from your plan
Quivira National Wildlife Refuge ©
Quivira National Wildlife Refuge
Ellis Lakeside Campground ©
Ellis Lakeside Campground
St. Fidelis Church ©
St. Fidelis Church

4
nights
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like StableRidge Vineyards and Whirlwind Winery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like National Shrine of the Infant Jesus of Prague and Overholser Mansion. Change things up with these side-trips from Oklahoma City: Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum (in Arcadia), Red Rock Canyon State Park (in Hinton) and Guthrie Scottish Rite (in Guthrie). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Tidewater Winery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Pauls Episcopal Cathedral, and wander the streets of Plaza District.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Oklahoma City holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Bend to Oklahoma City. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Great Bend in January: high temperatures in Oklahoma City hover around 12°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Historic Sites Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Red Rock Canyon Adventure Park, Whirlwind Winery, National Shrine of the Infant Jesus of Prague, Tidewater Winery, StableRidge Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Henry Overholser Mansion ©
Henry Overholser Mansion
StableRidge Vineyards ©
StableRidge Vineyards

3
nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Visit Alex Haley House Museum and Johnny Cash House for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Southland Park Gaming and Racing and Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum. When in Memphis, make a side trip to see Hampson Museum State Park in Wilson, approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Elmwood Cemetery, deepen your understanding at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter Catholic Church, and sample the fine beverages at Pyramid Vodka.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Memphis trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Oklahoma City to Memphis by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. January in Memphis sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Casinos

Side Trips

Johnny Cash House, Southland Park Gaming and Racing, Alex Haley House Museum, Hampson Archeological Museum State Park
Highlights from your plan
Alex Haley House Museum ©
Alex Haley House Museum
Elmwood Cemetery ©
Elmwood Cemetery
Southland Park Gaming and Racing ©

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