Route & dates
27 days in United States Itinerary
bus + foot + train + Fly: 18h 30min
San Francisco— 6 nights
Fly + train: 3h 30min
Los Angeles— 5 nights
Fly: 8h 30min
Orlando— 7 nights
Fly + bus: 5h 45min
New York City— 7 nights
Fly + train + bus: 20h 30min
City by the Bay
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. For shopping fun, head to Union Square or Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market. Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, get curious at Exploratorium, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.
To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary maker.
Jerusalem, Israel to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -10 hour difference. While traveling from Jerusalem, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.
Things to do in San Francisco
City of Angels
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.Visit El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Santa Monica Pier for their historical value. Getty Center The Publications and Griffith Observatory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Montana Avenue, Santa Monica Farmers Market, & more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits & Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Guitar Center.
To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Los Angeles tour planner.
Traveling by combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Orlando.
Things to do in Los Angeles
Theme Park Capital of the World
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Ormond Beach and Disney's Animal Kingdom. Change things up with these side-trips from Orlando: Stetson Mansion (in DeLand) and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum (in Ponce Inlet). Pack the 22nd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Next up on the itinerary: make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, stop by Disney Springs, have fun at E.T. Adventure, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Mall at Millenia.
To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando sightseeing planner.
Getting from Los Angeles to Orlando by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 27°C in Orlando. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.
Things to do in Orlando
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Stetson Mansion, Ormond Beach, NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
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.Take a break from the city and head to Ponquogue Beach and Long Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Gateway National Recreation. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Fire Island National Seashore in Patchogue--about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, explore the striking landscape of Hamilton Grange National Memorial, and don't miss a visit to Times Square.
To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.
Getting from Orlando to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Orlando in September: high temperatures in New York City hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.
Things to do in New York City
Ponquogue Beach, Gateway National Recreation, Long Beach, Fire Island National Seashore
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