28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h
5
Wawona
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 45​min
6
Miami
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Zurich

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Heisler Park and Battleship USS Iowa Museum. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, get curious at California Science Center, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles travel planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in May: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Heisler Park, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
The Nethercutt Collection ©
The Nethercutt Collection
Heisler Park ©
Heisler Park

2
nights
San Diego

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then pause for some photo ops at The Unconditional Surrender.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Diego road trip website .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
The Unconditional Surrender ©
The Unconditional Surrender

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 18th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get your game on at Dig This, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in May, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Dig This ©
Dig This
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rim Trail and Mohave Point. The adventure continues: trek along Bright Angel Trail, cruise along East Rim Drive, make a trip to Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning tool .

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

3
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View and then trek along Mariposa Grove.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Wawona vacation planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Wawona in 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Wawona, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Wawona

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

6
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Miami Jet Ski as well as Everglades Nature Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lock & Load Miami and Speed Boats Tours. Step out of Miami to go to Homestead and see Robert Is Here, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Wynwood Walls, walk around Bayfront Park, wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ZWF Miami.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Miami travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wawona to Miami. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Wawona to Miami. Traveling from Wawona in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 27°C in Miami. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Robert Is Here, Lincoln Road
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Wynwood Walls ©
Wynwood Walls
Everglades Nature Tours ©
Everglades Nature Tours

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and New York Public Library. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, and stroll through Washington Square Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New York City tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Miami to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Miami in June, things will get slightly colder in New York City: highs are around 31°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Grounds For Sculpture
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
Food Tours

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