25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

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

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Attractions like Central Park and American Museum of Natural History make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, take a stroll through Times Square, explore the galleries of Ellis Island, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our New York City itinerary builder website .

Zurich, Switzerland to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Zurich to New York City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in July: high temperatures in New York City hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kolb Studio and Yavapai Geology Museum. Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. On the 20th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, expect cooler with lows of 13°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

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
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. Keep things going the next day: discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Gallery. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, and hike along Panorama Trail.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park day trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fort Funston National Park and Marshall’s Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a stroll through Union Square, explore the world behind art at San Francisco Art Institute, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, use the San Francisco holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Mount Washburn and Gibbon Falls. Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, appreciate the extensive heritage of S Rim Trail, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and hike along Artist Point.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Yellowstone National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect cooler with lows of 3°C in Yellowstone National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

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