28 days in Nevada, Utah & California Itinerary

28 days in Nevada, Utah & California Itinerary

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28 days in Nevada, Utah & California Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Monument Valley
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
4
Moab
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Cambria
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Zurich

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.
Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Waterskiing & Jetskiing will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Valley of Fire State Park and Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas. The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip maker site .

Zurich, Switzerland to Las Vegas is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Zurich to Las Vegas. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in June: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 46°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
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Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Narrows and Angel's Landing. Get in touch with nature at Zion National Park and Zion's Main Canyon. Go for a jaunt from Zion National Park to Kanab to see Best Friends Animal Sanctuary about 1h 10 min away. It doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park day trip planning website .

Getting from Las Vegas to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or 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. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, you will find days in Zion National Park are a bit cooler (40°C), and nights are colder (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

1
day
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. On the 9th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then hike along Wildcat Trail, and then stroll through Sandstone Tours.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Monument Valley trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Monument Valley takes 6 hours. When traveling from Zion National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Monument Valley, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail

5
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get outdoors at Dead Horse Point State Park and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Delicate Arch and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moab: Arches National Park (Fiery Furnace & Turret Arch). And it doesn't end there: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, grab your bike and head to Hurrah Pass Road, explore the stunning scenery at Lions Park, and look for gifts at Sandstone Gallery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Moab trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Monument Valley to Moab by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in June, things will get a bit warmer in Moab: highs are around 41°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Step out of the city life by going to Point Lobos and Pfeiffer State Beach. Visit Carmel River State Beach and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park for some beach relaxation. Explore Carmel's surroundings by going to Big Sur (Partington Cove & McWay Falls). There's lots more to do: stroll through Asilomar State Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, make a trip to San Carlos Cathedral, and do a tasting at Dawn's Dream Winery.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Carmel tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Moab to Carmel takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Moab to Carmel. Traveling from Moab in June, you will find days in Carmel are cooler (23°C), and nights are little chillier (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Monterey, Asilomar State Beach
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

1
night
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). On the 18th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonstone Beach, do a tasting at Moonstone Cellars, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cambria trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Carmel to Cambria by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Carmel in June: highs in Cambria hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Friends of the Elephant Seal
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Moonstone Cellars ©
Moonstone Cellars

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Glacier Point and Bodie State Historic Park. Visiting Yosemite Falls and Tunnel View will get you outdoors. Step out of Yosemite National Park with an excursion to Mono Lake County Park in Lee Vining--about 48 minutes away. Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park tour planner.

Traveling by car from Cambria to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cambria in June, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 30°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mono Lake County Park, Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Bodega Dunes and Castello di Amorosa. Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Goat Rock Beach (in Jenner), Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lincoln Park, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip planning website .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Bodega Dunes, Goat Rock Beach, Castello di Amorosa, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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