31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + bus:  11​h
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
4
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Natchez
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
8
Galveston
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
9
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  14​h
10
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Durango
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
12
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
13
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
14
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
15
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
16
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Zurich

5
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand central terminal.

Before you visit New York City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Zurich, Switzerland to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Zurich to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in September; daily highs in New York City reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

1
day
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, contemplate the long history of Liberty Bell Center, and then admire the landmark architecture of Independence Hall.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia online holiday builder .

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Museums, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Liberty Bell Center ©
Liberty Bell Center

4
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC route planning tool .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. October in Washington DC sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nashville trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Nashville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Nashville due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

#Museums, #Nightlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

1
night
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street and then make a trip to Graceland.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Memphis trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Natchez.

Things to do in Memphis

#Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beale Street ©
Beale Street
Graceland ©
Graceland

1
night
Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Natchez online route maker .

You can drive from Memphis to Natchez in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, train, and car; or do a combination of flight, train, and car. In October, daily temperatures in Natchez can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Natchez

#Historic Sites, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Longwood ©
Longwood
St. Mary Basilica ©
St. Mary Basilica
Darby's Famous Fudge ©
Darby's Famous Fudge

1
night
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans sightseeing planning app .

You can drive from Natchez to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Natchez in October: highs in New Orleans hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 22°C. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Galveston.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

1
night
Galveston

Galveston ©
An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Moody Gardens and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Galveston trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from New Orleans to Galveston in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in October: highs in Galveston hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Galveston

#Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens

1
night
San Antonio

San Antonio
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Antonio day trip planning website .

Drive from Galveston to San Antonio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Galveston in October, San Antonio is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. You'll set off for Santa Fe on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in San Antonio

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nightlife

1
night
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe online trip maker .

You can fly from San Antonio to Santa Fe in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Antonio in October, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Santa Fe: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Durango.

Things to do in Santa Fe

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

1
night
Durango

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Durango tour itinerary planning app .

Getting from Santa Fe to Durango by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Santa Fe in October, Durango is slightly colder at night with lows of 0°C. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Durango

#Adventure, #Outdoors, #Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): cruise along Moki Dugway, then stop by Navajo Jewelry and Design, and then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Monument Valley tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Durango to Monument Valley takes 4 hours. Traveling from Durango in October, expect Monument Valley to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

#Nature, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trip

Moki Dugway
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

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.
On the 18th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, get great views at Lookout Studio, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Monument Valley in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

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
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and finally try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Wawona Meadow, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 21°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 28th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and take a memorable ride with Cable Cars.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip site .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Tours, #Parks, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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