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 + Drive:  14​h 45​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Page
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Zurich

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Upper Geyser Basin. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Faithful and Grand Teton. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yellowstone National Park: Yellowstone River (in West Yellowstone) and Jenny Lake Trail (in Grand Teton National Park). There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Trail, hike along Artists’ Paintpots, and take a memorable drive along Grand Loop Road.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park road trip planning site .

Zurich, Switzerland to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. When traveling from Zurich in July, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone River
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Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Muir Woods National Monument and Presidio of San Francisco. Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Lands End. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Shark Fin Cove (in Davenport), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Healdsburg). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Francisco tour builder .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Shark Fin Cove, VJB Cellars, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 21st (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Kiva Beach, then explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, then kick back and relax at Meeks Bay Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Harbor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, then kick back and relax at El Dorado Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Pope Beach.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe travel route app .

Drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in South Lake Tahoe, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sand Harbor, Meeks Bay Beach, Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
El Dorado Beach ©
El Dorado Beach
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach

4
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Escape the urban bustle at Santa Monica State Beach and South Carlsbad State Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Crystal Cove. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Heisler Park (in Laguna Beach), Huntington Beach Pier (in Huntington Beach) and Newport Beach (in Newport Beach). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Manhattan Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at San Buenaventura State Beach, wander the streets of Old Town Temecula, and grab your bike and head to Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles itinerary planner .

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Los Angeles by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Carlsbad, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach Pier, San Buenaventura State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

4
nights
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Step out of the city life by going to North Rim Visitor Center and Off-Road Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Desert View Watchtower and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Change things up with these side-trips from Page: Grand Canyon National Park (Cape Royal & Bright Angel Point) and Red Canyon (in Panguitch). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Rainbow Bridge National Monument, have fun at Gunfighter Canyon, take some stellar pictures from Horseshoe Bend, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lone Rock Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Page visit planning tool .

Fly from Los Angeles to Page in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in July; daily highs in Page reach 43°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park, Kanab, Red Canyon, Lone Rock Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cape Royal ©
Cape Royal
North Rim Visitor Center ©
North Rim Visitor Center
Desert View Watchtower ©
Desert View Watchtower

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.
Get in touch with nature at Valley of Fire State Park and Helicopter Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Mount Charleston. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy some diversion at Graceland Wedding Chapel, and take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas visit planning tool .

You can drive from Page to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Page to Las Vegas. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Page in July; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 47°C and lows reach 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Helicopter Tours, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Strip ©
The Strip

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