11 days in Continental USA Itinerary

11 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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11 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Riga
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Aspen
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h 45​min
6
New York City
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  15​h
End: Riga

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip tool .

Riga, Latvia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Riga to San Francisco, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Riga - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, then enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, and then stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

Before you visit Los Angeles, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall

2
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.
On the 18th (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try to win big at The Mirage, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Paris Las Vegas, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then make a trip to The Strip.

For ratings and tourist information, use the Las Vegas online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): hike along The Narrows.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park trip planner .

Drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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

1
day
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Aspen trip maker site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Zion National Park to Aspen in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in April, with highs in Aspen at 13°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Aspen

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Aspen Snowmass
Highlights from your plan
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass

1
night
New York City

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): make a trip to 9/11 Memorial and then admire all the interesting features of Central Park. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and then take a stroll through Times Square.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Aspen to New York City by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Aspen to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Aspen in April, with highs in New York City at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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