34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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34 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
car:  8​h
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
4
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  6​h
6
Monument Valley
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
7
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Ouray
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
9
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Twin Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
11
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Seattle
— 4 nights
plane:  22​h 30​min
End: Wellington

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Filbert Street Stairs will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Walt Disney Family Museum and Cable Car Museum. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through Lands End, identify plant and animal life at Marin Headlands, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

Wellington, New Zealand to San Francisco is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -20 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Wellington in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. Step out of the city life by going to Yosemite, Tunnel View and Panorama Trail. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, make a trip to Olmsted Point, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, and take some stellar pictures from Valley View.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas attractions website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much hotter, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Angel's Landing and Temple of Sinawava Trail. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at David J West Gallery and LaFave Gallery. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, hike along Watchman Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kayenta Trail, and take in the awesome beauty at Checkerboard Mesa.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Zion National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Springdale
Highlights from your plan
Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway ©
Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and Under-the-Rim Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Navajo Loop Trail and Rim Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, explore the striking landscape of Peek-A-Boo Loop, and take in the dramatic natural features at Bryce Amphitheatre.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, things will get little chillier in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop

3
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and Hite Marina. Get in touch with nature at Off-Road Tours and Horseback Riding Tours. Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring nature at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Monument Valley day trip app .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Monument Valley takes 6 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September, expect Monument Valley to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Hite Marina
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©

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nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Visiting Fiery Furnace and Colorado Riverway Recreation Area will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Landscape Arch and Negro Bill Canyon Trail. Take a break from Moab with a short trip to Tunnel Arch in Arches National Park, about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Balanced Rock Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Double Down Bike Shop, admire the verdant scenery at Castle Valley, and explore the striking landscape at Wilson's Arch.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Moab takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Landscape Arch ©
Landscape Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Balanced Rock Trail ©
Balanced Rock Trail

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nights
Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. On the 20th (Sun), walk around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, take in the natural beauty of Wiesbaden Hot Springs Spa, then get to know the fascinating history of Ouray County Museum, then trek along Baby Bath Tubs Trail, and finally steep yourself in history at Yankee Girl Mine. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Perimeter Trail, then admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls, and then trek along Horsethief Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Ouray road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Moab to Ouray takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Moab in September, with highs in Ouray at 22°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park ©
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Ouray County Museum ©
Ouray County Museum

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Salt Lake City road trip planning website .

Do a combination of car and flight from Ouray to Salt Lake City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Ouray in September, expect Salt Lake City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 17°C. You will leave for Twin Falls on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors Parks Tours

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nights
Twin Falls

Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Shoshone Falls and Castle Rocks State Park. Step out of the city life by going to Snake River Canyon Trail and Twin Falls. When in Twin Falls, make a side trip to see Hagerman Valley Historical Society Museum in Hagerman, approximately 48 minutes away. There's more to do: take in the views from Perrine Bridge and take in the dramatic scenery at Auger Falls.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Twin Falls trip planning site .

Getting from Salt Lake City to Twin Falls by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in September: high temperatures in Twin Falls hover around 28°C and lows are around 11°C. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hagerman Valley Historical Society Museum, Castle Rocks State Park
Highlights from your plan
Shoshone Falls ©
Shoshone Falls
Castle Rocks State Park ©
Castle Rocks State Park
Snake River Canyon Trail ©
Snake River Canyon Trail

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway, contemplate the long history of Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, then hike along Forest Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Portland trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Twin Falls to Portland takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Twin Falls to Portland due to the time zone difference. September in Portland sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Columbia River Highway, Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway
Forest Park ©
Forest Park

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Bruce Lee Grave Site and West Point Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Bloedel Reserve and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Bainbridge Arts & Crafts (in Bainbridge Island), Fort Casey State Park (in Coupeville) and LeMay - America's Car Museum (in Tacoma). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner .

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Bainbridge Island, LeMay - America's Car Museum, Fort Casey State Park, Whidbey Island Distillery
Highlights from your plan
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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