9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online day trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): enjoy some diversion at Flagstaff Extreme, take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Buffalo Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Flagstaff online road trip planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Flagstaff in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Flagstaff due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Flagstaff: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Buffalo Park ©
Buffalo Park

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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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then look for gifts at Monument Valley Navajo Market, and then catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Monument Valley planning website .

You can drive from Flagstaff to Monument Valley in 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Flagstaff in September, with highs in Monument Valley at 32°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Monument Valley Navajo Market ©
Monument Valley Navajo Market

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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 22nd (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, take some stellar pictures from Paria View, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Bryce Canyon National Park in 6 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Monument Valley in September: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park vacation website .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 34°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): trek along Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail, then admire all the interesting features of Temple Square, and then take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Salt Lake City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 25th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, then step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

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Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to San Francisco. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in September: highs in San Francisco hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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