31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Brisbane
Fly:  20​h 30​min
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Austin
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 45​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Zion National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Olympic National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Coos Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  18​h 15​min
Brisbane

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New Orleans

New Orleans
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 1st (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans online trip itinerary planner .

Brisbane, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -16 hour difference. Traveling from Brisbane in August, expect nights in New Orleans to be much warmer, around 32°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Nashville.

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The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

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Nashville

Nashville
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 3rd (Fri), steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation and then take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nashville planner .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in August: highs in Nashville hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Austin.

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Lotz House Museum
Lotz House Museum
Belle Meade Plantation
Belle Meade Plantation

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Austin trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Nashville to Austin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Nashville in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Austin: highs are around 45°C and lows about 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue ©
Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): hike along Emerald Lake Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Farview Curve Overlook, and then explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park trip planner .

Getting from Austin to Rocky Mountain National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Monument Valley.

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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
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Farview Curve Overlook

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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. For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley tour planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, flight, and car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Monument Valley takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. August in Monument Valley sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

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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.
On the 9th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Monument Valley in August, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 46°C by day to 24°C at night. On the 12th (Sun), you'll travel to Las Vegas.

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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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, casinos, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, shop like a local with The Strip, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Las Vegas road trip site .

Traveling by bus from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

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Bellagio Fountains
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The Strip

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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 15th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to 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. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

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The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, hike along Artist Point, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Zion National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 25°C and lows reach 3°C. On the 19th (Sun), you're off toSeattle.

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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle itinerary site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Seattle are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are much warmer (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

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Chihuly Garden and Glass
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Pike Place Market
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Space Needle

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): make a trip to Hurricane Ridge.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Olympic National Park trip builder website .

You can fly from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Seattle in August, with highs in Olympic National Park at 26°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Coos Bay.

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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge

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Coos Bay

Coos Bay ©
Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Coos Bay itinerary planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Coos Bay. When traveling from Olympic National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days in Coos Bay, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

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Shopping

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Face Rock Creamery

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park travel planner .

Traveling by car from Coos Bay to Redwood National Park takes 4.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Redwood National Park are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wawona Meadow, and trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip builder app .

Getting from Redwood National Park to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: fly. While traveling from Redwood National Park, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Francisco.

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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
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Sentinel Dome

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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 28th (Tue), wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, stroll through Alcatraz Island, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, then make a trip to Lombard Street, and then stroll through Golden Gate Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

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