29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  21​h 15​min
1
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Junction
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
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.
Denver is known for parks, museums, childrens museums, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, and steep yourself in history at Union Station.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Denver trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Denver is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Denver, you'll gain 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Denver reach 22°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Coors Field ©
Coors Field

2
nights
Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take a stroll through Downtown Grand Junction and then appreciate the history behind Colorado National Monument. On the next day, do a tasting at Meadery of the Rockies, learn about winemaking at Debeque Canyon Winery, do a tasting at Hermosa Vineyards, then look for gifts at Enstrom's, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Grand Mesa.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Junction tour planner.

Getting from Denver to Grand Junction by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

Palisade, Colorado National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Grand Mesa ©
Grand Mesa
Meadery of the Rockies ©
Meadery of the Rockies

2
nights
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 12th (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Goosenecks State Park, then take a memorable drive along Moki Dugway, and then don't miss a visit to Forrest Gump Point. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Monument Valley day trip planning website .

Drive from Grand Junction to Monument Valley in 5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Monument Valley can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Forrest Gump Point, Moki Dugway, Goosenecks State Park
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Moki Dugway ©
Moki Dugway

2
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 14th (Sun), explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point. On the next day, hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Monument Valley in October since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Flagstaff day trip website .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Flagstaff can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. On the 18th (Thu), you'll travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sedona
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and try your luck at Casino at the Venetian.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip maker website .

You can drive from Flagstaff to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Flagstaff to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Flagstaff, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Tours Shopping

Side Trip

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

5
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). Pack the 24th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel route app .

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
nights
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 29th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, cruise along Tioga Pass, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Yosemite National Park fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 21°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

4
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, parks, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and have fun and explore at Exploratorium.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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