20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

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

3
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.
El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Santa Monica Pier are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Hermosa Beach Pier. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Manhattan Beach in Manhattan Beach--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, kick back and relax at Cabrillo Beach, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles route planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Los Angeles is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Los Angeles is minus 9 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in September, with highs in Los Angeles at 35°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like La Jolla Shores Park and Mission Beach Park. Relax by the water at La Jolla Cove and Moonlight Beach. Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Carlsbad State Beach in Carlsbad--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Coronado Beach, and stroll through Black's Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Diego online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Coronado Beach, South Carlsbad State Beach, Moonlight State Beach
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Valley of Fire State Park and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wynn Las Vegas and Las Vegas Downtown. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with The Strip, try your luck at The Venetian, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and stop by Las Vegas North Premium Outlets.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Alcatraz Island. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Point Isabel and Castello di Amorosa. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Sunset State Beach (in Watsonville), San Gregorio State Beach (in San Gregorio) and V. Sattui (in St. Helena). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero, and wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you will find days in San Francisco are cooler (27°C), and nights are little chillier (16°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

V. Sattui Winery, Point Isabel, San Gregorio State Beach, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Sunset State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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