18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— Few hours
5
San Diego
— 3 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Santa Monica Mountains). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, wander the streets of Montana Avenue, and stop by Amoeba Music.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planning app.

Zurich, Switzerland to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Zurich to Los Angeles. Traveling from Zurich in October, expect nights in Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, around 19°C, while days are much hotter, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

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

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and China Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, stop by The Embarcadero, kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach, and take a stroll through Union Square.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art and then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip builder app.

Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online road trip planner.

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 0°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks
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.
Visit Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Marston House Museum for their historical value. Get outdoors at La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse, and shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and tram. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

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

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