30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
4
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Pismo Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly + tram:  8​h
8
Miami
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
9
Everglades National Park
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  2​h
10
Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
12
Fort Lauderdale
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Zurich

2
nights
San Diego

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Cliffs, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and finally let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planning site .

Zurich, Switzerland to San Diego is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Zurich to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in January, things will get much warmer in San Diego: highs are around 67°F and lows about 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

3
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 38 minutes away. Pack the 19th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, appreciate the history behind Guitar Center, see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, and admire all the interesting features of STAPLES Center.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip builder website .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
nights
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.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get interesting insight from Tours, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and shop like a local with The Strip.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in January, with highs in Las Vegas at 58°F and lows at 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Shopping, #Nature

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara tour planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, expect nights in Santa Barbara to be about the same, around 41°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

#Historic Sites, #Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
Jaffurs Wine Cellars ©
Jaffurs Wine Cellars

1
night
Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach ©
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Pismo Pier.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Pismo Beach trip site .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Pismo Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Pismo Beach are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
Highlights from your plan
Monarch Butterfly Grove ©
Monarch Butterfly Grove
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa ©
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
Pismo Pier ©
Pismo Pier

2
nights
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Santa Cruz trip website .

You can drive from Pismo Beach to Santa Cruz in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in January, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Monterey, Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 30th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco route planning app .

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in San Francisco are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Tours, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, kick back and relax at South Beach, then wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Miami road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and tram from San Francisco to Miami takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Miami due to the time zone difference. In February, Miami is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 79°F and lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Miami

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Miami Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
South Beach ©
South Beach

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nights
Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park ©
A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S.
Change things up with a short trip to Speed Boats Tours in Everglades City (about 1h 20 min away). Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Everglades National Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Shark Valley and trek along Anhinga Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Everglades National Park online journey maker .

Traveling by bus from Miami to Everglades National Park takes 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Key Largo.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Everglades National Park ©
Everglades National Park
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Speed Boats Tours

1
night
Key Largo

Key Largo ©
The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Key Largo route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Everglades National Park to Key Largo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Everglades National Park in February since evenings lows in Key Largo dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Key Largo

#Parks, #Wildlife
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Key West

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Spend the 7th (Wed) airborne with a parasailing or paragliding tour. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, don't miss a visit to Duval Street, and stroll through Mallory Square.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Key West trip tool .

Drive from Key Largo to Key West in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Key Largo in February, Key West is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Key West

#Adventure, #Outdoors, #Tours
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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nights
Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale ©
Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
Explore Fort Lauderdale's surroundings by going to West Palm Beach (McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary & CityPlace). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Las Olas Beach, kick back and relax at Hollywood Beach, and make a trip to E Las Olas Blvd.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Lauderdale online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Key West to Fort Lauderdale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Key West in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Fort Lauderdale, with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

West Palm Beach, Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino, Hollywood Beach, Sawgrass Mills, Aventura Mall
Highlights from your plan
McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary ©
McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary
Aventura Mall ©
Aventura Mall
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach

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