33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  21 h
1
Ashland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Bend
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7 h 30 min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4 h 45 min
8
Denver
— 10 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 30 min
9
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
10
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: Sydney

1
night
Ashland

Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): see a show at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, stroll around Lithia Park, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally take in the views from Lost Creek Covered Bridge.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ashland online journey maker.

Sydney, Australia to Ashland is an approximately 21- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Sydney to Ashland, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in September: highs in Ashland hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Ashland

Nightlife Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Lost Creek Covered Bridge
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Oregon Shakespeare Festival ©
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Lithia Park ©
Lithia Park

1
night
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
On the 4th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park and then explore and take pictures at Rim Dr.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Crater Lake National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ashland to Crater Lake National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Crater Lake National Park are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr

2
nights
Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): examine the collection at High Desert Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park, and then stroll through Balancing Rocks. On the next day, hike along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tumalo Falls.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bend road trip app.

Getting from Crater Lake National Park to Bend by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, Bend is a bit cooler than Crater Lake National Park - with highs of 26°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Smith Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 7th (Mon), stroll through Ocean to Bay Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, then kick back and relax at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse, then cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Churn.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Newport holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Bend to Newport in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Bend in September: highs in Newport hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yachats, Heceta Head Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach

2
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Lewis & Clark Salt Works, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Clatsop National Memorial.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Astoria itinerary builder.

Drive from Newport to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Lewis & Clark Salt Works
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Silver Falls State Park and Willamette Valley. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Oneonta Gorge and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Multnomah Falls in Bridal Veil (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Pittock Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and stop by Powell's City of Books.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Astoria to Portland in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Astoria in September, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Multnomah Falls, Oneonta Gorge, Silver Falls State Park
Highlights from your plan
Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge
Silver Falls State Park ©
Silver Falls State Park
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Lone Star Geyser, then witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin, and finally identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Morning Glory Pool, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, then explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, then trek along Artists’ Paintpots, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Beryl Spring.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park day trip planning app.

Do a combination of flight and car from Portland to Yellowstone National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Yellowstone National Park. When traveling from Portland in September, plan for slightly colder days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 18°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin

10
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lookout Mountain and Washington Park. Visiting Boulder Creek Path and Roxborough State Park will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Eldorado Canyon State Park (in Eldorado Springs) and Mesa Trail (in Boulder). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, deepen your understanding at University of Denver, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Denver trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Denver takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September; daily highs in Denver reach 30°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Boulder, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Roxborough State Park, Mount Falcon Castle Trail, Lookout Mountain
Highlights from your plan
City Park - Denver ©
City Park - Denver
Lookout Mountain ©
Lookout Mountain
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour ©
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 26th (Sat), look for gifts at Psychic Readings by Nirup, hike along Bear Mountain Trail, then trek along Fay Canyon Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Soldier Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Snoopy Rock, hike along Huckaby Trail, and then hike along Brin's Mesa Trail.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sedona driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Denver to Sedona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Denver in September: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 34°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bear Mountain Trail ©
Bear Mountain Trail
Fay Canyon Trail ©
Fay Canyon Trail
Brin's Mesa Trail ©
Brin's Mesa Trail

6
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The LINQ Promenade and Machine Guns Vegas. Take a break from the city and head to Mount Charleston and Topgolf Las Vegas. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave) and Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton). Next up on the itinerary: have fun at Battlefield Vegas, have some family-friendly fun at Axe Monkeys, try your luck at Palazzo Resort Casino, and see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Sedona to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sedona to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. In September, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Sedona - with highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks Nature

Side Trips

Willow Beach, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo Resort Casino ©
Palazzo Resort Casino
Mount Charleston ©
Mount Charleston
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

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