40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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40 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Libby
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Casper
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Denver
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  6​h 45​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
7
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

5
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge and Snoqualmie Falls. Step out of the city life by going to Bloedel Reserve and Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Tacoma (Chihuly Bridge of Glass, Museum of Glass, & more), Hindu Temple & Cultural Center (in Bothell) and Lower Big Quilcene Trail (in Olympic National Park). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Fort Worden State Park, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary planning site .

Melbourne, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Seattle. Traveling from Melbourne in August, you will find days in Seattle are warmer (31°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Libby.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Tacoma, Snoqualmie Falls, Fort Worden State Park, Lower Big Quilcene Trail, Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge ©
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge ©

4
nights
Libby

Libby ©
Libby is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Montana. Get in touch with nature at Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail and Tubbs Hill Nature Trails. Get some historical perspective at Old Mission State Park and Historic Wallace. Venture out of the city with trips to Whitefish Mountain Resort (in Whitefish), Ross Creek Cedar Grove Scenic Area (in Troy) and Sandpoint City Beach (in Sandpoint). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake and delve into the lush surroundings at Kootenai National Forest.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Libby road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Seattle to Libby takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Libby. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Libby

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Coeur d'Alene, Old Mission State Park, Historic Wallace, Sandpoint City Beach, Ross Creek Cedar Grove Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Kootenai National Forest ©
Kootenai National Forest
Whitefish Mountain Resort ©
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails ©
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails

6
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Inspiration Point and Firehole Canyon Drive. Visiting Uncle Tom's Trail and Grand Loop Road will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Yellowstone National Park: Grand Teton National Park (Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park & 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive) and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center (in West Yellowstone). The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Artist Point, and contemplate the geological forces at Mud Volcano.

To find out how to plan a trip to Yellowstone National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Libby to Yellowstone National Park. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Libby in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 24°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Casper.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road

1
night
Casper

Casper ©
Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. On the 30th (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Edness K. Wilkins State Park, contemplate the long history of Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site, then get engrossed in the history at National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, and finally hike along Platte River Trails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Hell's Half Acre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Morad Park, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Backwards Distilling Company.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Casper trip builder app .

Explore your travel options from Yellowstone National Park to Casper with the Route module. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Casper: highs are around 35°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Casper

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Edness K. Wilkins State Park, Backwards Distilling Company
Highlights from your plan
Morad Park ©
Morad Park
Backwards Distilling Company ©
Backwards Distilling Company
Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site ©

6
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.
Get outdoors at Alberta Falls and Photography Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like St Mary's Glacier and Emerald Lake Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Estes Park Visitor Center (in Estes Park), River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs) and Bear Lake (in Rocky Mountain National Park). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, explore the activities along Crown Hill Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons, and immerse yourself in nature at Roxborough State Park.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Denver road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Casper to Denver with the Route module. Traveling from Casper in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Denver, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Idaho Springs, Dinosaur Ridge, Roxborough State Park
Highlights from your plan
Alberta Falls ©
Alberta Falls
River Rafting & Tubing
Photography Tours

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hermit's Rest and Navajo Bridge. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lipan Point and Grandview Point. On the 8th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail, and get great views at Hopi Point.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park vacation maker tool .

Getting from Denver to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Denver in September since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

6
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. Popular historic sites such as Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum and Hollywood Forever Cemetery are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Carbon Beach (in Malibu), San Clemente Coastal Trail (in San Clemente) and Carpinteria State Beach (in Carpinteria). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Crystal Cove, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, explore and take pictures at 26-Mile Bike Path, and explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles journey planning site .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 22°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Huntington Dog Beach, Newport Beach, Carpinteria State Beach, San Clemente Coastal Trail
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

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