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:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Zurich

1
night
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 29th (Sat): try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas and then have fun at Battlefield Vegas.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas attractions planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Las Vegas is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Mather Point, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

1
day
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): make a trip to Arch Rock, then contemplate the long history of Keys Ranch, and then identify plant and animal life at Barker Dam Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park journey planner .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Joshua Tree National Park: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Keys Ranch ©
Keys Ranch
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at South Lykken Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Murray Canyon Trail, and then stop by Brandini Toffee.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Palm Springs trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Palm Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in October: high temperatures in Palm Springs hover around 39°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Wildlife Parks Shopping

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park.

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Getting from Palm Springs to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Palm Springs in October, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at South Carlsbad State Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. October in San Diego sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

South Carlsbad State Beach
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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 10th (Wed): kick back and relax at Rockaway Beach, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rodeo Beach. On the next day, stroll through China Beach, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then catch a ride on Cable Cars.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Diego in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rodeo Beach, Rockaway Beach
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Rockaway Beach ©
Rockaway Beach

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