24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Pacific Grove
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Mariposa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Three Rivers
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Olancha
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Springdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Sedona
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
12
Hatch
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 45​min
13
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
14
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Zurich

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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.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory will thrill your kids. Pack the 13th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip tool .

Zurich, Switzerland to Los Angeles is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Zurich in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Tahquitz Canyon and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Jacinto Mountain.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Palm Springs day trip planning app .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Palm Springs in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Palm Springs: temperatures range from 49°C by day to 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Jacinto Mountain ©
San Jacinto Mountain
Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Exploratorium and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planning website .

Getting from Palm Springs to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Palm Springs in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Pacific Grove.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

1
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Pacific Grove

Pacific Grove ©
Pacific Grove is a coastal city in Monterey County, California in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pacific Grove day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Pacific Grove takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Pacific Grove can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Mariposa.

Things to do in Pacific Grove

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Monterey Bay Aquarium, Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

2
nights
Mariposa

Mariposa ©
Set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Mariposa prides itself on its friendly small-town feel and Old West heritage.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariposa holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Pacific Grove to Mariposa takes 3 hours. When traveling from Pacific Grove in July, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Mariposa: temperatures range from 42°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Three Rivers.

Things to do in Mariposa

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
Three Rivers

Three Rivers
Three Rivers is an unincorporated community in Tulare County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Three Rivers road trip website .

Traveling by car from Mariposa to Three Rivers takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Three Rivers are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Olancha.

Things to do in Three Rivers

Parks Outdoors Tours

1
night
Olancha

Olancha ©
Olancha is a census designated place in Inyo County of the U.S. On the 21st (Sun), see a world frozen in time at Golden Cactus Ghost Town & Old West Museum and then stop by Gus's Fresh Jerky.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Olancha day trip planning tool .

Getting from Three Rivers to Olancha by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Olancha when traveling from Three Rivers in July, with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Olancha

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Gus's Fresh Jerky ©
Gus's Fresh Jerky

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 22nd (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Roller Coaster.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Las Vegas fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Olancha to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. July in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 47°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Springdale.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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nights
Springdale

Springdale ©
Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
On the 24th (Wed), admire all the interesting features of Observation Point and then stroll through Zion Rock & Mountain Guides. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Springdale trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Springdale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Springdale due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Springdale: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Springdale

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Zion National Park
Highlights from your plan
Zion Rock & Mountain Guides ©
Zion Rock & Mountain Guides
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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.
On the 27th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Mohave Point, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and stroll through North Kaibab Trail.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planning website .

Getting from Springdale to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Springdale in July; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 34°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Broken Arrow Trail and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona travel route tool .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, Sedona is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hatch.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Broken Arrow Trail ©
Broken Arrow Trail

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Hatch

Hatch ©
Hatch is a village in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): look for gifts at Hatch Chile Sales and then admire all the interesting features of Hatch Chile Express.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Hatch road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Hatch takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daily temperatures in Hatch can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Hatch

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Hatch Chile Sales ©
Hatch Chile Sales
Hatch Chile Express ©
Hatch Chile Express

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, then delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace, and finally explore the ancient world of Long House.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Hatch to Mesa Verde National Park in 7.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Hatch in July, Mesa Verde National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

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Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: push the limits with an extreme tour.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Moab fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Moab in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Moab: highs are around 42°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park

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