48 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

48 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

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48 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Vancouver, Canada
— 27 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Yosemite National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
South Lake Tahoe, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
San Francisco, United States
— Few hours
Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
8
Los Angeles, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Zurich, Switzerland

27
nights
Vancouver, Canada

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Vancouver Seawall will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vancouver: Old Mill Site Park (in Port Moody), Whistler (Whistler Village Sports, Zipline, & more) and The Original Bike Shop and Cap's Bicycle Museum (in New Westminster). The adventure continues: walk around Stanley Park, take in the awesome beauty at Grouse Mountain, hike along Lower Falls Trail, and shop like a local with Granville Island.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Vancouver trip maker website .

Zurich, Switzerland to Vancouver is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. When traveling from Zurich in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Vancouver: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Whistler, Squamish, Delta, Surrey, West Vancouver
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Zipline
Grouse Mountain ©
Grouse Mountain

3
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Muir Woods National Monument and Lincoln Park. Step out of San Francisco to go to Santa Rosa and see Safari West, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

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Traveling by flight from Vancouver to San Francisco takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Safari West
Highlights from your plan
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Safari West ©
Safari West
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Yosemite National Park, United States

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 Tioga Pass. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Panorama Trail, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, and explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

3
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
On the 10th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Strawberry Hill.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fishing Charters & Tours
Strawberry Hill ©
Strawberry Hill

2
nights
South Lake Tahoe, United States

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.
Get outdoors at Van Sickle Bi-State Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Kiva Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pope Beach, hike along Mt. Tallac Trail, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in South Lake Tahoe, with highs around 32°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park
Mt. Tallac Trail ©
Mt. Tallac Trail

few
hours
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco
To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip site .

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (16°C). You'll set off for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Wineries

3
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, United States

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Giant Forest and Congress Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, delve into the lush surroundings at Grant Grove, hike along General Grant Tree Trail, and steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree.

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Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail

5
nights
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Santa Monica State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online route builder .

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, plan for little chillier days in Los Angeles, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Topanga State Park ©
Topanga State Park
Temescal Gateway Park ©
Temescal Gateway Park

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