32 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

32 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

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32 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  18 h
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Vancouver, Canada
— 4 nights
Bus:  3 h
2
Seattle, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  9 h
3
Spokane, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Glacier National Park, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  9 h
5
Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Grand Teton National Park, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  9 h 30 min
7
Coeur d'Alene, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
8
Seattle, United States
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h 30 min
9
Vancouver, Canada
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
10
Los Angeles, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
11
San Diego, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
12
Los Angeles, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Sydney, Australia

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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.
Bring the kids along to Granville Island and Othello Tunnels. Burnaby Village Museum and Fort Langley National Historic Site are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Vancouver with an excursion to Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site in Richmond--about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spanish Banks, wander the streets of Gastown, observe the fascinating underwater world at Vancouver Aquarium, and kick back and relax at English Bay Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vancouver day trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Vancouver is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. In August, Vancouver is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, Burnaby Village Museum, Fort Langley National Historic Site, Othello Tunnels
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Fort Langley National Historic Site ©
Burnaby Village Museum ©
Burnaby Village Museum

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Seattle, United States

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.
For shopping fun, head to Chihuly Garden and Glass or Pike Place Market. You'll explore and learn at LeMay - America's Car Museum and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie), Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island) and Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge (in Sequim). Next up on the itinerary: explore the engaging exhibits at Hands On Children's Museum, identify plant and animal life at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, stroll around Kerry Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle online road trip planner .

Drive from Vancouver to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Spokane.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Olympia, Tacoma, Snoqualmie Falls, Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, Bloedel Reserve
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge ©
Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls

1
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Spokane, United States

Spokane
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Spokane online itinerary planner .

Fly from Seattle to Spokane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Seattle in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Spokane, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. You'll set off for Glacier National Park on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in Spokane

Parks Outdoors Nature
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nights
Glacier National Park, United States

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.
Visiting Going-to-the-Sun Road and Logan Pass will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Avalanche Lake and Grinnell Glacier. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Falls, hike along Siyeh Pass, admire the sheer force of Baring Falls, and stroll through Cracker Lake Hike.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park visit app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Spokane to Glacier National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Spokane to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Spokane in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Glacier National Park, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake

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Yellowstone National Park, United States

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grand Prismatic Spring and Midway Geyser Basin. Step out of the city life by going to Artist Point and Uncle Tom's Trail. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, explore the activities along Dragon's Mouth Springs, and hike along Artists’ Paintpots.

To find out how to plan a trip to Yellowstone National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Glacier National Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

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Grand Teton National Park, United States

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.
On the 20th (Thu), explore the activities along Snake River, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Teton Point Turnout, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout, then trek along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, and finally cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): stroll through Hermitage Point, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, then take in the dramatic scenery at Hidden Falls, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Sacred Heart.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Teton Point Turnout ©
Teton Point Turnout
Hidden Falls ©
Hidden Falls

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night
Coeur d'Alene, United States

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Treaty Rock Park and then trek along Mineral Ridge National Recreation Trail.

Discover how to plan a Coeur d'Alene trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Fly from Grand Teton National Park to Coeur d'Alene in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Teton National Park to Coeur d'Alene due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, expect Coeur d'Alene to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Treaty Rock Park
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Treaty Rock Park ©
Treaty Rock Park

1
night
Seattle, United States

Seattle ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, examine the collection at Museum of Pop Culture, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Green Lake Park, look for gifts at Theo Chocolate, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of History & Industry, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Park Arboretum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Seattle vacation builder .

You can drive from Coeur d'Alene to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Coeur d'Alene in August since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vancouver.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Outdoors
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The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Museum of History & Industry ©
Museum of History & Industry

1
night
Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver
For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Vancouver online route planner .

Drive from Seattle to Vancouver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in August: highs in Vancouver hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. You'll set off for Los Angeles on the 25th (Tue).

Things to do in Vancouver

Outdoors Tours Parks
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Norton Simon Museum. Kids will appreciate attractions like Griffith Observatory and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the interesting displays at The Hollywood Museum, and stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, read Los Angeles journey planner .

Getting from Vancouver to Los Angeles by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In August, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Vancouver - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Norton Simon Museum, Santa Monica Pier
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Norton Simon Museum ©
Norton Simon Museum
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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San Diego, United States

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Visiting South Carlsbad State Beach and Coronado Beach will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at USS Midway Museum and Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Moonlight State Beach (in Encinitas), Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine) and Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Pacific Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Scripps Institute of Oceanography Coastal Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Windansea Beach, and look for gifts at Handcrafted.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego itinerary planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oceanside Pier, Moonlight State Beach, Handcrafted, Lions, Tigers & Bears, South Carlsbad State Beach
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South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Windansea Beach ©
Windansea Beach

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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, then explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and finally examine the collection at GRAMMY Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Illusions, and then see the interesting displays at Japanese American National Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in August: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Santa Monica Bay
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Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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