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:  13​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Monument Valley
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
9
Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
10
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Zurich

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Limantour Beach and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Union Square, and examine the collection at Musee Mecanique.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online travel route planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Zurich to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. August in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Limantour Beach, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Musee Mecanique ©
Musee Mecanique
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and then explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip planning site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Mon) before leaving for Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park visit planner .

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 5.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September: highs in Death Valley National Park hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon
The Ranch at Furnace Creek ©
The Ranch at Furnace Creek

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.
On the 5th (Wed), examine the collection at The Neon Museum, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Titanic, then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and finally examine the collection at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, Las Vegas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum
Titanic ©
Titanic

2
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Narrows and Watchman Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Hidden Canyon and Temple of Sinawava Trail. Go for a jaunt from Zion National Park to Orderville to see The Rock Stop about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see a world frozen in time at Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town).

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Zion National Park using our trip planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: highs in Zion National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town), The Rock Stop
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Watchman Trail ©
Watchman Trail
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon

1
night
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Thor's Hammer, then take in the dramatic natural features at Wall Street, and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, then hike along Bristlecone Loop, and finally explore the striking landscape at Queen Victoria.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park road trip planning site .

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Zion National Park in September: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 25°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Thor's Hammer ©
Thor's Hammer

few
hours
Monument Valley

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. To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Monument Valley trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September, with highs in Monument Valley at 31°C and lows at 12°C. On the 11th (Tue), you'll travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Nature

1
night
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 11th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and then hike along Rim Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park travel route planning app .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Monument Valley in September, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 28°C and lows at 7°C. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon

2
nights
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of The River at Rancho Mirage, contemplate the long history of Keys Ranch, and then explore the striking landscape at Keys View.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Joshua Tree National Park tour builder site .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park in 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect nights in Joshua Tree National Park to be warmer, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to San Diego.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

The River at Rancho Mirage
Highlights from your plan
Keys View ©
Keys View
Keys Ranch ©
Keys Ranch

2
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.
On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Point Loma and then take in the waterfront at Seaport Village.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego holiday planner .

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to San Diego in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Point Loma ©
Point Loma
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Seaport Village ©
Seaport Village

2
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.
To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip site .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
LA Farmers' Market ©
LA Farmers' Market
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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