14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Lake Powell
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Fort Mohave
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Santa Monica
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
San Francisco
— Few hours
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Zurich

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas day trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Las Vegas is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Zurich in August, you will find days in Las Vegas are much hotter (45°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (29°C). You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Fri) before leaving for Zion National Park.

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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 2nd (Fri): trek along Angel's Landing.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect nights in Zion National Park to be colder, around 14°C, while days are little chillier, around 38°C. You'll set off for Bryce Canyon National Park on the 3rd (Sat).

Things to do in Zion National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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Bryce Canyon National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park sightseeing planner .

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 3 hours. In August, Bryce Canyon National Park is little chillier than Zion National Park - with highs of 29°C and lows of 9°C. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Paria View ©
Paria View

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Lake Powell

Lake Powell
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Ticaboo Canyon and then stroll through Rainbow Bridge Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Lake Powell trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Lake Powell by car takes about 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August: highs in Lake Powell hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 24°C. You'll set off for Grand Canyon National Park on the 6th (Tue).

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get great views at Pipe Creek Vista and then stroll through South Kaibab Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and then trek along Bright Angel Trail.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lake Powell to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lake Powell in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Fort Mohave.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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Fort Mohave

Fort Mohave ©
Fort Mohave is a CDP in Mohave County, Arizona. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Oatman Gift Shack.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Fort Mohave trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Fort Mohave in 4 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Fort Mohave hover around 47°C and lows are around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Santa Monica.
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Oatman Gift Shack ©
Oatman Gift Shack

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley), Six Flags Magic Mountain (in Santa Clarita) and Santa Barbara (Old Mission Santa Barbara, State Street Underpass, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, and kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica trip itinerary app .

Drive from Fort Mohave to Santa Monica in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Mohave to Santa Monica is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Fort Mohave in August, you will find days in Santa Monica are much colder (28°C), and nights are slightly colder (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Barbara, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Santa Monica to Monterey takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Santa Monica in August, with highs in Monterey at 24°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

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San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Monterey to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. You will leave for home on the 13th (Tue).

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