39 days in United States Itinerary

39 days in United States Itinerary

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39 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17 h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Palm Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
7
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
10
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
11
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  13 h 15 min
12
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  20 h
End: Sydney

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Lovely Martha. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco route maker tool .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Sydney to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Lovely Martha ©
Lovely Martha
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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 5th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at El Capitan and then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Olmsted Point, then stroll through Panorama Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Take a break from the city and head to San Diego Zoo and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. The adventure continues: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, pause for some photo ops at The Unconditional Surrender, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

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You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

2
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Step out of the city life by going to San Jacinto Mountain and Living Free Animal Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Indian Canyons, admire the masterpieces at Palm Springs Art Museum, take an in-depth tour of Palm Springs Air Museum, and look for gifts at Brandini Toffee.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Palm Springs trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Palm Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Palm Springs: temperatures range from 49°C by day to 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Living Free Animal Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
San Jacinto Mountain ©
San Jacinto Mountain
Living Free Animal Sanctuary ©
Living Free Animal Sanctuary

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park tour builder website .

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Grand Canyon National Park takes 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Palm Springs to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Palm Springs in July, things will get much colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 34°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, shop like a local with The Strip, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 32°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 47°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Narrows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: highs in Zion National Park hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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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 24th (Wed), hike along Navajo Loop Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip site .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, things will get slightly colder in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 32°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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

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nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Big Cottonwood Canyon and Deer Valley Resort. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salt Lake City: Park City (Park City Mountain Resort & Fatali Gallery). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple and view the masterpieces at Art at the Main Gallery.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City road trip app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Bryce Canyon National Park to Salt Lake City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Salt Lake City are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are much warmer (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Park City
Highlights from your plan
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Park City Mountain Resort ©
Park City Mountain Resort

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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.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, trek along Avalanche Peak Hike, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, and explore the activities along Lake Butte Overlook.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park day trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. In July, Yellowstone National Park is colder than Salt Lake City - with highs of 26°C and lows of 4°C. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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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.
When in Seattle, make a side trip to see Murhut Falls in Olympic National Park, approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, stop by Glasshouse Studio, and get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Murhut Falls
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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