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:  13​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Pismo Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
9
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Zurich

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Golden Gate Park, Silicon Valley, Ghirardelli Square, and other attractions you added. Golden Gate Bridge and Fort Point are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as San Francisco Bay and Stinson Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco sightseeing planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Zurich in July, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stinson Beach, Silicon Valley
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay
Fort Point ©
Fort Point

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes 17-Mile Drive as well as Monterey Bay Aquarium. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium and then take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive.

Plan trip to Monterey with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will leave for Pismo Beach on the 23rd (Tue).

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

1
night
Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach ©
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Monarch Butterfly Grove, enjoy the sand and surf at Eldwaylen Ocean Park, and then browse the different shops at Pismo Beach Premium Outlets.

Discover how to plan a Pismo Beach trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Monterey to Pismo Beach by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Monterey in July, you will find days in Pismo Beach are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Parks Shopping Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Monarch Butterfly Grove ©
Monarch Butterfly Grove
Pismo Beach Premium Outlets ©
Pismo Beach Premium Outlets

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Paramount Pictures Studio Tour as well as Hollywood Boulevard. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Hollywood Boulevard and then get behind the scenes with Paramount Pictures Studio Tour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Pacific Beach, then see the interesting displays at The Hollywood Museum, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Pismo Beach to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Pismo Beach in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Pacific Beach
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Beach ©
Pacific Beach
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Hollywood Museum ©
The Hollywood Museum

7
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes La Jolla Cove, San Diego Surf School and SeaWorld San Diego. Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Windansea Beach. Head to Las Americas Premium Outlets and Cousin's Candy Shopsfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: Del Mar City Beach (in Del Mar), San Clemente (San Clemente State Beach & San Clemente Coastal Trail) and Mission San Luis Rey (in Oceanside). There's still lots to do: see the sky in a new way at Palomar Observatory, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, enjoy the sand and surf at Torrey Pines State Beach, and make a trip to Legends Gallery.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego day trip planning website .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (29°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

San Clemente, Oceanside, Palomar Observatory, Del Mar City Beach, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 2nd (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Panamint Range. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, explore the stunning scenery at Titus Canyon, and then contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works.

For maps and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park route builder tool .

You can drive from San Diego to Death Valley National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Titus Canyon ©
Titus Canyon
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
The Ranch at Furnace Creek ©
The Ranch at Furnace Creek

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and Dig This. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and Counts Kustoms. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc, have fun at Strip Gun Club, and admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc

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 next day, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then explore the stunning scenery at Moran Point.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park travel planning site .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 31°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon
Moran Point ©
Moran Point

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Paramount Pictures Studio Tour as well as Hollywood Boulevard. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): see some familiar sights at Paramount Pictures Studio Tour and then make a trip to Hollywood Boulevard.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Paramount Pictures Studio Tour ©
Paramount Pictures Studio Tour

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