17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
4
Tahoe City
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Zurich

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Gun Garage and Food Tours. Spend the 25th (Sat) riding across the waves with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. There's lots more to do: enjoy some diversion at Battlefield Vegas, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, have some family-friendly fun at Axe Monkeys, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip planning app .

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 (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Zurich in May, you will find days in Las Vegas are warmer (36°C), and nights are a bit warmer (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Fun & Games Adventure

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
Gun Garage ©
Gun Garage
Food Tours
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas

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 27th (Mon): stroll around La Jolla Shores Park, then appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): have fun at Petco Park, then head off the coast to Coronado Island, and then take in nature's colorful creations at The Flower Fields at Carlsbad RanchR.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Diego tour itinerary website .

Fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Coronado Island, The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and Heisler Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano), San Clemente Pier (in San Clemente) and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, admire the majestic nature at Crystal Cove, admire the masterpieces at The Broad, and kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles planner .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In May in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Tahoe City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Santa Monica, San Clemente Pier, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan

1
day
Tahoe City

Tahoe City ©
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): stroll through Sand Harbor and then explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tahoe City trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Los Angeles to Tahoe City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect cooler evenings in Tahoe City when traveling from Los Angeles in June, with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sand Harbor, Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and VJB Cellars. Dedicate the 4th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, and admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Tahoe City to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Tahoe City in June, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (25°C), and nights are a bit warmer (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, VJB Cellars, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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