40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

You are viewing a shared plan.  Customize plan

Route & dates

40 days in United States Itinerary

Zurich
Fly:  14​h
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Zion National Park
— 5 nights
bus:  9​h 15​min
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h
Zurich

5
days
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 inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip builder tool .

Zurich, Switzerland to Los Angeles is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. In April, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Zurich - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Los Angeles.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
days
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 7th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, then identify plant and animal life at Spring Mountains National Recreational Area, then get engrossed in the history at Titanic, and finally admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Neon Museum and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trip

Spring Mountains National Recreational Area
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Las Vegas.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Titanic ©
Titanic
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas ©
Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas

5
days
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 out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Bright Angel Trail and Lookout Studio. There's still lots to do: hike along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, take in a show at Hopi House, and stop by Canyon Village Marketplace.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip maker tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (19°C), and nights are colder (-3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Grand Canyon National Park.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Lone Rock Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Page trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Page, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Page

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Lone Rock Beach
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Page.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Lone Rock Beach ©
Lone Rock Beach
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument

4
days
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and Hidden Canyon. Step out of the city life by going to Observation Point and Brian Head Resort. Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Court of the Patriarchs. There's still lots to do: hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail and mingle with the ghosts of the past at Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town).

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Page to Zion National Park takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Page in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 0°C in Zion National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town), Brian Head Resort
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Zion National Park.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon
Brian Head Resort ©
Brian Head Resort
Court of the Patriarchs ©
Court of the Patriarchs

3
days
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Get in touch with nature at Titus Canyon and The Racetrack. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Salt Creek Interpretive Trail and Death Valley Nut & Candy. Go for a jaunt from Death Valley National Park to Death Valley Junction to see Harmony Borax Works about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon and take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek.

To plan Death Valley National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Take a bus from Zion National Park to Death Valley National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Zion National Park to Death Valley National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zion National Park in April, expect Death Valley National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trips

Death Valley Junction, Death Valley Nut & Candy
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Death Valley National Park.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Mosaic Canyon ©
Mosaic Canyon
The Racetrack ©
The Racetrack
Titus Canyon ©
Titus Canyon

5
days
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Manzanar National Historic Site and Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Mount Whitney Trail and Zumwalt Meadow Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park side-trips: Museum of Western Film History (in Lone Pine), Trail of 100 Giants (in Ponderosa) and Eastern California Museum (in Independence). It doesn't end there: hike along Mt. Whitney and take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park journey maker tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Death Valley National Park in April, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 28°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Independence, Lone Pine, Trail of 100 Giants
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail
Eastern California Museum ©
Eastern California Museum

6
days
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Bridalveil Fall. Bring the kids along to Nature Center at Happy Isles and Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. Venture out of the city with trips to Sonora (Indigeny Reserve & Black Oak Casino). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Merced Grove, explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, make a trip to Valley View, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park day trip planner.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in April, expect Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Sonora
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Yosemite National Park.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

6
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Explore hidden gems such as Bodega Head and V. Sattui Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Drakes Beach, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and explore the activities along San Francisco Bay.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

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. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 13°C. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, V. Sattui Winery, Bodega Head, Drakes Beach
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in San Francisco.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

Similar Plans

41 days in United States, Vancouver & Quebec BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 43 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 44 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 41 days in United States, Canada & Mexico BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 42 days in Valencia, Croatian Islands & San Francisco BY A USER FROM IRELAND July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 44 days in United States, Banff National Park & Toronto BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 43 days in United States SEE PLAN December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 44 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 41 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 42 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 43 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 52 days in United States BY A USER FROM HUNGARY July, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans