35 days in United States, Canada & Melbourne Itinerary

35 days in United States, Canada & Melbourne Itinerary

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35 days in United States, Canada & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
1
Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
2
Los Angeles, United States
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Yosemite National Park, United States
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Taxi:  9 h
4
Zion National Park, United States
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Bryce Canyon National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 45 min
6
Denver, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
7
Chicago, United States
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
8
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h
9
Detroit, United States
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  11 h 15 min
10
Banff National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  7 h 15 min
11
Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
12
Healdsburg, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
13
San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Melbourne online sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Melbourne International Airport. In June in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! & Disneyland Park). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, examine the collection at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Los Angeles in 18 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: highs in Los Angeles hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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Yosemite National Park, United States

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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Panorama Trail, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and stroll through Nevada Falls Loop.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park tour planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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Zion National Park, United States

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.
On the 27th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park day trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yosemite National Park to Zion National Park takes 9 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Zion National Park is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, with highs in Zion National Park at 40°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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

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Bryce Canyon National Park, United States

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.
On the 28th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Peek-A-Boo Loop and then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Rim Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail, and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park travel planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in June; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 30°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

1
night
Denver, United States

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): examine the collection at Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, and then examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Denver travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Bryce Canyon National Park to Denver takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Denver, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum
Highlights from your plan
Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum ©
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour ©
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour

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nights
Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Step out of Chicago to go to Skokie and see Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain.

Plan a Chicago trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from Denver to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Denver in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Chicago. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

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nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and walk around The High Line.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the New York City day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to New York City due to the time zone difference. In July in New York City, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Detroit, United States

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
On the 8th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, then make a trip to The Henry Ford, then explore the galleries of Greenfield Village, and finally browse the exhibits of Motown Museum.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Detroit trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Detroit takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Detroit, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dearborn
Highlights from your plan
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

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Banff National Park, Canada

Banff National Park ©
Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
Banff National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, hike along Mount St. Piran, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bow Glacier Falls, and examine the collection at Banff Park Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Banff National Park trip itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Detroit to Banff National Park in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Detroit to Banff National Park. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Detroit in July: highs in Banff National Park hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

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Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Stanley Park, take a stroll through Granville Island, enjoy breathtaking views from Vancouver Lookout, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kitsilano Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Vancouver attractions planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Banff National Park to Vancouver takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Banff National Park in July, Vancouver is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Highlights from your plan
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

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Healdsburg, United States

The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, then learn about winemaking at Bella Vineyards and Wine Caves, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Gary Farrell Winery, do a tasting at Gracianna Winery, then learn about winemaking at Sapphire Hill Winery, then learn about winemaking at Stephen & Walker Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Thumbprint Cellars.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Healdsburg day trip planning website.

You can fly from Vancouver to Healdsburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in July: highs in Healdsburg hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, walk around Golden Gate Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Healdsburg to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Healdsburg in July, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Anchor Brewing Company ©
Anchor Brewing Company
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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