16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Zurich

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.
Head to The Strip and Las Vegas North Premium Outletsfor plenty of shopping. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Valley of Fire State Park and Wynn Las Vegas. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave) and Atlatl Rock (in Overton). There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

Plan trip to Las Vegas with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

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 when traveling from Zurich to Las Vegas is minus 9 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in July, with highs in Las Vegas at 47°C and lows at 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Overton, Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Willow Beach ©
Willow Beach

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as La Jolla Shores Park and Coronado Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Jolla Cove and South Carlsbad State Beach. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, kick back and relax at Black's Beach, and stop by Catalina Offshore Products.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego planning tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: highs in San Diego hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

5
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.
Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Nicholas Canyon Beach. For shopping fun, head to Amoeba Music or Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and El Pescador State Beach (in Malibu). Pack the 10th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, wander the streets of Angelino Heights Historic Area, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Malibu, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Bodega Dunes and V. Sattui Winery. For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip maker website .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Bodega Dunes, V. Sattui Winery, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Bodega Dunes ©
Bodega Dunes

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