22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Monument Valley
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 day
bus:  6​h 45​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
11
Corona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Zurich

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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 16th (Fri): try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary builder tool .

Zurich, Switzerland to Las Vegas is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Zurich to Las Vegas. Traveling from Zurich in August, you will find days in Las Vegas are much hotter (45°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (29°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 19th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, get great views at Dante's View, and then don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park road trip app .

Drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Death Valley National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

2
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.
On the 21st (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, cruise along East Rim Drive, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and stroll through Rim Trail.

For maps and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park journey planner .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 7 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Monument Valley trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 36°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

1
day
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 24th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Monument Valley to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Monument Valley, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Washburn Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally trek along Panorama Trail.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park travel app .

Take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, make a trip to Book Passage, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 30th (Fri), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then stroll through Pleasure Point Beach.

Planning Santa Cruz trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Francisco to Santa Cruz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Santa Cruz are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Pleasure Point Beach ©
Pleasure Point Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 31st (Sat), make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara visit planner.

Getting from Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In August in Santa Barbara, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles holiday planner .

Drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Corona.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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night
Corona

Corona ©
Corona is a city in Riverside County, California, United States. On the 3rd (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir and then examine the collection at Phenix Technology, Inc. Firefighter History Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Corona holiday site .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Corona in an hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Corona. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Corona

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Phenix Technology, Inc. Firefighter History Museum
Highlights from your plan

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then stroll through San Diego Zoo. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Diego road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Corona to San Diego takes 2 hours. While traveling from Corona, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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