18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  8​h 30​min
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Zurich

7
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Montana Avenue. Do your shopping at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Santa Monica Farmers Market. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica Mountains, & more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Los Angeles is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Zurich to Los Angeles. While traveling from Zurich, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplacefor plenty of shopping. Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Exploratorium, and get to know the fascinating history of The Embarcadero.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco journey builder website .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art and then listen to music at Bellagio Fountains.

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

Getting from San Francisco to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art ©
Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art

few
hours
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.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Marston House Museum. Step out of the city life by going to La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, enjoy the sea views from Old Point Loma Lighthouse, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego travel route website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect nights in San Diego to be much hotter, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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