57 days in United States Itinerary

57 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Adelaide
Fly:  23 h 15 min
1
Portland
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h
2
Brookings
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Crater Lake National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Seattle
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Shuttle + Tram + Fly + Drive:  8 h
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
8
Green River
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
9
Durango
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
10
Monument Valley
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3 h 45 min
11
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Sedona
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
13
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
14
Homewood
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
15
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
16
Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights
Fly:  24 h
End: Adelaide

4
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Haystack Rock and Mount Hood. Escape the urban bustle at Hug Point State Park and Trillium Lake. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl (in Government Camp), Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Cascade Locks (Starvation Creek State Park & Oneonta Gorge). There's still lots to do: trek along Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge, take a peaceful walk through The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, take in the views from St. Johns Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Willamette River Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Portland trip itinerary planning website.

Adelaide, Australia to Portland is an approximately 23.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -17.5 hour difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Adelaide in August: highs in Portland hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Brookings.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Government Camp, Hood River, Cannon Beach, Cascade Locks, Willamette River Trail
Highlights from your plan
Hug Point State Park ©
Hug Point State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood

1
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Brookings

Brookings ©
Brookings is a city in Curry County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): cruise along Welcome to California, admire the majestic nature at Harris Beach State Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Ranch Beach, and finally admire the majestic nature at Alfred A Loeb State Park.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Brookings online visit planner.

Getting from Portland to Brookings by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Portland in August, expect Brookings to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Brookings

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Harris Beach State Park ©
Harris Beach State Park
Alfred A Loeb State Park ©
Alfred A Loeb State Park
Lone Ranch Beach ©
Lone Ranch Beach

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Crater Lake National Park and Pinnacles Overlook Hike. Step off the beaten path and head to Rim Dr and Vidae Falls. There's still lots to do: stroll through Cleetwood Cove Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Plaikni Falls, identify plant and animal life at Mount Scott, and head off the coast to Wizard Island.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park sightseeing site.

Drive from Brookings to Crater Lake National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from Brookings in August, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Crater Lake National Park: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint
Highlights from your plan
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr
Mount Scott ©
Mount Scott

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Snoqualmie Falls and Whatcom Falls Park. Get in touch with nature at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and Sehome Hill Arboretum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Lower Big Quilcene Trail (in Olympic National Park), Tacoma (Point Defiance Park & Chihuly Bridge of Glass) and Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge (in Sequim). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass and admire the striking features of Seattle Public Library.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary website.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Crater Lake National Park to Seattle takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in August: highs in Seattle hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bellingham, Tacoma, Lower Big Quilcene Trail, Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Whatcom Falls Park ©
Whatcom Falls Park
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park ©
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

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nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mount Rainier and Skyline Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Naches Peak Loop Trail and Grove of the Patriarchs. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Loop and trek along Box Canyon Loop.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park trip builder app.

Take a train from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Mount Rainier National Park when traveling from Seattle in August, with lows around 14°C. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Naches Peak Loop Trail ©
Naches Peak Loop Trail

4
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.
Get outdoors at Old Faithful and Artist Point. Step off the beaten path and head to Grand Prismatic Spring and Uncle Tom's Trail. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, tour the pleasant surroundings at Artists’ Paintpots, get outside with Morning Glory Pool, and hike along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car from Mount Rainier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Mount Rainier National Park - with highs of 18°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Black Sand Basin ©
Black Sand Basin
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

4
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Explore hidden gems such as Grand Teton and Signal Mountain Summit Road. Escape the urban bustle at Jenny Lake Trail and Jackson Lake. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Inspiration Point, take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, take a peaceful walk through Bridger Teton National Forest, and admire all the interesting features of Teton Park Road.

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

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are somewhat warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Green River.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bridger Teton National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
Bridger Teton National Forest ©
Bridger Teton National Forest

3
nights
Green River

Green River ©
Green River is a city in and the county seat of Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Step off the beaten path and head to Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area and Bear River State Park. Take a break from the city and head to Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge and Pilot Butte Wild Horse Scenic Loop. Venture out of the city with trips to Evanston (Roundhouse and Railyards & Uinta County Museum).

For photos and more tourist information, read Green River road trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Teton National Park to Green River. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Green River, with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Green River

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Evanston, Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, Pilot Butte Wild Horse Scenic Loop
Highlights from your plan
Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area ©
Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area
Bear River State Park ©
Bear River State Park
Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge ©
Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge

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nights
Durango

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Animas River Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Yankee Boy Basin and Treasure Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Cascade Falls Park (in Ouray), Million Dollar Highway (in Silverton) and The Springs Resort & Spa (in Pagosa Springs). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Purgatory Resort, grab your bike and head to Rotary Park, and trek along The Colorado Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Durango travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Green River to Durango takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Green River in September, expect nights in Durango to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Ouray, Pagosa Springs, Million Dollar Highway
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Animas River Trail ©
Animas River Trail

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Monument Valley

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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Natural Bridges National Monument and Valley of the Gods. Take a break from the city and head to Goosenecks State Park and Comb Ridge. The adventure continues: trek along Wildcat Trail, make a trip to Mexican Hat Rock Formation, and examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Monument Valley itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Durango to Monument Valley takes 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Monument Valley when traveling from Durango in September, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Mexican Hat, Blanding, Comb Ridge
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridges National Monument ©
Natural Bridges National Monument
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Goosenecks State Park ©
Goosenecks State Park

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Mather Point. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower, steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest, and take a memorable drive along Cape Royal.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker app.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in September, things will get slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 28°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Bright Angel Point ©
Bright Angel Point

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get outdoors at Devil's Bridge Trail and Boynton Canyon Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Oak Creek Canyon and Red Rock State Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Broken Arrow Trail, admire the majestic nature at Slide Rock State Park, hike along Fay Canyon Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Snoopy Rock.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sedona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, things will get a bit warmer in Sedona: highs are around 34°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Broken Arrow Trail ©
Broken Arrow Trail
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge Trail

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to The Narrows and Zion's Main Canyon. Explore hidden gems such as Angel's Landing and Zion Shuttle. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail, explore the striking landscape at Emerald Pools, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverside Walk.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Zion National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Zion National Park when traveling from Sedona in September, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Homewood.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

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Homewood

Homewood ©
Homewood is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California of about 200 residents, located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): hike along Eagle Rock Hiking Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at D.L. Bliss State Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Homewood trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Homewood with the Route module. Traveling from Zion National Park to Homewood, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, Homewood is slightly colder than Zion National Park - with highs of 20°C and lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Homewood

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Tahoe (California)
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
D.L. Bliss State Park ©
D.L. Bliss State 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yosemite, Tunnel View and Vernal Fall. Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and El Capitan. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, and trek along Panorama Trail.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Homewood to Yosemite National Park. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Visiting Mammoth Mountain and Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Devils Postpile National Monument and Convict Lake. Explore Mammoth Lakes' surroundings by going to Parker Lake Trail (in June Lake) and Tioga Rd (in Lee Vining). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Mary.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mammoth Lakes online vacation planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Parker Lake Trail, Tioga Rd, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Mountain
Mammoth Mountain
Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest ©
Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest
Devils Postpile National Monument ©
Devils Postpile National Monument

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