41 days in United States Itinerary

41 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  20 h 45 min
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  6 h 45 min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  7 h 45 min
3
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Sedona
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  7 h
8
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7 h 45 min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
10
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h
11
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
12
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
13
Seattle
— 2 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
14
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  21 h
End: Sydney

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Big Stump Basin, then explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park, then admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is an approximately 21- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is minus 18 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in September: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

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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 4th (Fri): cruise along Tioga Pass, explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and finally hike along May Lake Trailhead. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then trek along Nevada Falls Loop, then don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and finally take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip builder website.

Take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 8.5 hours. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Nevada Falls Loop ©
Nevada Falls Loop

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valley of Fire State Park and Machine Guns Vegas. Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Topgolf Las Vegas. Change things up with a short trip to Willow Beach in Fort Mohave (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with The Strip, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, and enjoy some diversion at Las Vegas Shooting Center.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas attractions planning website.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 17.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks Nature

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Mount Charleston ©
Mount Charleston

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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 Watchman Trail. Get in touch with nature at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Riverside Walk, stroll through Temple of Sinawava Trail, take in breathtaking views at Hidden Canyon, and get outside with The Subway.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you will find days in Zion National Park are little chillier (34°C), and nights are cooler (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): hike along Navajo Loop Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, then stroll through Queen's Garden Trail, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Rim Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Ponderosa Canyon, then explore the stunning scenery at Agua Canyon, then explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge, and finally trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zion National Park in September: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Bryce
Highlights from your plan
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): cruise along Point Imperial Drive, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, walk around Indian Garden, and then explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park travel planner.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Grand Canyon National Park are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): hike along Fay Canyon Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Mountain Trail, then hike along Brin's Mesa Trail, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Snoopy Rock and then contemplate the long history of V-Bar-V Heritage Site.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. In September, Sedona is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
Fay Canyon Trail ©
Fay Canyon Trail
Spas
Bear Mountain Trail ©
Bear Mountain Trail

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
On the 22nd (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Tower of Babel, then trek along Windows, then take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Double Arch. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tunnel Arch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Landscape Arch.

Discover how to plan a Arches National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Sedona to Arches National Park by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sedona in September since evenings lows in Arches National Park dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Landscape Arch ©
Landscape Arch

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grand Prismatic Spring and Midway Geyser Basin. Get in touch with nature at Old Faithful and Mud Volcano. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Artist Point, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin, and get outside with Morning Glory Pool.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Arches National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Arches National Park in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, temps between 18°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): appreciate the views at Logan Pass, trek along Cracker Lake Hike, then get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, then stroll through Highline Trail, and then explore the activities along McDonald Creek.

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You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Glacier National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Newport.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail

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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 3rd (Sat), kick back and relax at Nye Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Agate Beach State Recreation Site, then admire the majestic nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, and finally stroll through Ocean to Bay Trail.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Newport day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Glacier National Park to Newport in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Glacier National Park to Newport, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Glacier National Park in October since evenings lows in Newport dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area
Agate Beach State Recreation Site ©
Agate Beach State Recreation Site

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 4th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cannon Beach Distillery, then get engrossed in the history at Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, and finally admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cannon Beach online itinerary planner.

Drive from Newport to Cannon Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cannon Beach can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Hug Point State Park ©
Hug Point State 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Sky View Observatory, admire the striking features of Columbia Center, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: gain insight at University of Washington, pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then stroll around Kerry Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planning app.

Drive from Cannon Beach to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In October in Seattle, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Step out of the city life by going to Olympic National Park and Sol Duc Falls. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Murhut Falls and Kalaloch Beach Trail 4. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Sol Duc Hot Springs, trek along Second Beach Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Olympus, and stroll through Ozette Loop Hike.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Olympic National Park sightseeing planner.

You can take a bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Seattle in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Olympic National Park, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sol Duc Falls ©
Sol Duc Falls
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Ozette Loop Hike ©
Ozette Loop Hike