19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + Drive:  14​h 45​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
6
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Provincetown
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Zurich

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Take a break from the city and head to Hayden Valley and Artist Point. Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder .

Zurich, Switzerland to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 8 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Zurich in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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.
Get outdoors at Taft Point and Sentinel Dome. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and trek along Panorama Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

2
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 9th (Fri): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, then go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and finally step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): wander the streets of Union Square, then make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
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 11th (Sun): shop like a local with The Strip, then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

Plan a Las Vegas trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from San Francisco to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Las Vegas hover around 45°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck ©
Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck

3
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.
Get outdoors at Rim Trail and Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Yaki Point, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: 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. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, temps between 31°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the New York City driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect warmer with lows of 25°C in New York City. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Provincetown.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

1
night
Provincetown

Provincetown ©
A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Cod National Seashore. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Corn Hill Beach, take an in-depth tour of Salt Pond Visitor Center, and then kick back and relax at Nauset Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Provincetown trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from New York City to Provincetown by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from New York City in August, things will get slightly colder in Provincetown: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Provincetown

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cape Cod National Seashore, Salt Pond Visitor Center, Corn Hill Beach, Nauset Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Corn Hill Beach ©
Corn Hill Beach

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