14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Bakersfield
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
9
San Francisco
— 2 nights
End: San Francisco

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip itinerary builder .

Jerusalem, Israel to San Francisco is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Jerusalem in September, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 17°C. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Monterey trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Monterey

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

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Bakersfield

Bakersfield ©
Bakersfield is a city in California, United States, and the county seat of Kern County. Venture out of the city with trips to Brush Creek (in Kernville) and Tehachapi (Skylark North, Tehachapi Loop, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Buena Vista Museum of Natural History, tour the pleasant surroundings at California Area Living Museum (CALM), see the interesting displays at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace, and look for gifts at California Fruit Depot.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bakersfield online journey planner .

Drive from Monterey to Bakersfield in 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Monterey in September; daily highs in Bakersfield reach 39°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Tehachapi, Brush Creek
Highlights from your plan
California Area Living Museum (CALM) ©
Tangleweed Farm ©
Tangleweed Farm
Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum ©
Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Bakersfield to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Bakersfield in September, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): trek along The Narrows.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Zion National Park itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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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.
On the 10th (Tue), admire the engineering at Hoover Dam and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Stratosphere Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and finally examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are warmer (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, then admire all the interesting features of Generals Hwy, and finally don't miss a visit to General Sherman Tree. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along General Grant Tree Trail, then make a trip to Grant Grove, and then explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

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
General Grant Tree Trail ©
General Grant Tree Trail

1
night
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 14th (Sat): stroll around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, then get great views at Tunnel View, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip builder site .

Traveling by bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (27°C), and nights are colder (3°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then make a trip to Golden Gate Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

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