52 days in Zurich, Los Angeles & Albufeira Itinerary

52 days in Zurich, Los Angeles & Albufeira Itinerary

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52 days in Zurich, Los Angeles & Albufeira Itinerary

Start: Milan, Italy
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 17 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles, United States
— 18 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
3
Albufeira, Portugal
— 15 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Milan, Italy

17
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Altstadt Luzern, Mt Pilatus, & more), Gletscherschlucht Rosenlaui (in Rosenlaui) and Grindelwald (Grindelwald-First & The Wetterhorn). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and wander the streets of Old Town.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip app .

Milan, Italy to Zurich is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Milan in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Zurich: temperatures range from 5°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lucerne, Bern, Interlaken, Urnaesch, Heiden
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

18
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Farmers Market, Shotgun House, & more), St.John Vianney Chapel (in Balboa Island) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and engage your brain at California Science Center.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Los Angeles takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Zurich to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Zurich, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Albufeira.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Pasadena, Beverly Hills, galerie102
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

15
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albufeira: Sagres (Cape Saint Vincent & Fortaleza de Sagres), Vila do Bispo (Torre da Aspa & Praia da Cordoama) and Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos (in Lagoa). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Zoomarine Algarve, take a stroll through Centro Historico de Albufeira, kick back and relax at Falesia Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Rocha.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Albufeira vacation builder site .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Albufeira in 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect nights in Albufeira to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are slightly colder, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Portimao, Faro, Lagos, Tavira, Silves
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Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale

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