16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Homewood
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Calistoga
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Geneva

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.
Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then take a stroll through The Strip, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas road trip planning app .

Geneva, Switzerland to Las Vegas is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Geneva to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Geneva in May, you will find days in Las Vegas are much warmer (36°C), and nights are a bit warmer (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

2
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.
On the 18th (Sat), hike along South Kaibab Trail, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Mather Point and then trek along Rim Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

1
day
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 20th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, then contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip builder tool .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May: highs in Death Valley National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Eureka Mine ©
Eureka Mine

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame. Keep things going the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 23rd (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome, get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Tunnel View, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Homewood.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Tunnel View ©
Tunnel View

1
night
Homewood

Homewood
Homewood is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California of about 200 residents, located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. On the 25th (Sat), trek along Stateline Lookout, then let the kids burn off some steam at Commons Beach Park, and then hike along Eagle Rock Hiking Trail.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Homewood trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Homewood. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Calistoga.

Things to do in Homewood

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Tahoe City

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nights
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stroll through Bodega Dunes, then do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Amorosa, and finally learn about winemaking at Huge Bear at The Bank Tasting Room. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, then do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Goat Rock Beach, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Calistoga travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Homewood to Calistoga takes 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Homewood in May, with highs in Calistoga at 28°C and lows at 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Calistoga

Parks Wineries Beaches

Side Trips

St. Helena, Bodega Dunes, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Goat Rock Beach
Highlights from your plan
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Bodega Dunes ©
Bodega Dunes
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

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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 28th (Tue): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then examine the collection at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and finally explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Twin Peaks, take a stroll through SoMa, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

Getting from Calistoga to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Calistoga in May: highs in San Francisco hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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