29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 15​min
2
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Seattle
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h 45​min
10
New York City
— 4 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
11
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly + Foot:  4​h 30​min
12
Miami
— 2 nights
Tram + Fly:  5​h 45​min
13
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Canberra

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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.
On the 16th (Sat), make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Canberra, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Canberra to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Canberra in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 18th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., don't miss a visit to Navaho Code Talkers Exhibit, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Moki Dugway, take in the dramatic natural features at Comb Ridge, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

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You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Monument Valley in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. In November, Monument Valley is much colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 13°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trips

Comb Ridge, Navaho Code Talkers Exhibit, Moki Dugway
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Moki Dugway ©
Moki Dugway

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nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 20th (Wed), trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, and finally get great views at Paria View. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fairyland Loop Trail.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 6 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Monument Valley in November: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 9°C and lows are around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Wall Street ©
Wall Street

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): hike along The Narrows. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Court of the Patriarchs.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park journey builder .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. In November, Zion National Park is somewhat warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 19°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Court of the Patriarchs ©
Court of the Patriarchs

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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 24th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, then get great views at Yaki Point, then take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Navajo Point. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park with the Route module. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zion National Park in November: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 14°C and lows are around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 26th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and then take some stellar pictures from Father Crowley Vista Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Ashford Mill Ruins, go deep underground at Eureka Mine, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November; daily highs in Death Valley National Park reach 22°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then trek along Panorama Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Tunnel View, snap pictures at Pohono Bridge, then trek along Four Mile Trail, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park route planner.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in November, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (14°C), and nights are cooler (-8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Space Needle, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, admire all the interesting features of Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then stroll through Kerry Park, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Columbia Center.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect Seattle to be a bit cooler, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Kerry Park ©
Kerry Park
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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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 Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park and High Point Cross Country Ski Center. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum (in Hyde Park) and Walkway State Historic Park (in Highland). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and make a trip to Empire State Building.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City online holiday planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Seattle to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Seattle to New York City due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in New York City are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

High Point Cross Country Ski Center, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
On the 6th (Fri), learn about all things military at U.S. Naval Academy, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and finally explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

U.S. Naval Academy, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan

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Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 8th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace, then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach. On your second day here, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then buy something for everyone on your list at Lincoln Road, and then have fun at Lock & Load Miami.

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Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Miami takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in December: high temperatures in Miami hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Miami

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Miami Beach
Highlights from your plan
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
South Beach ©
South Beach

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Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and then take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at AT&T Stadium, then steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Reunion Tower.

For photos and more tourist information, go to the Dallas online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Miami to Dallas by combination of tram and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Miami in December: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

The Escape Game Dallas, AT&T Stadium, Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©

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