15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Muir Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Napa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Jose
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
6
Carmel
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
7
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Crescent City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Cave Junction
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Eureka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Mendocino
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  21​h
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a leisurely stroll along Hyde street pier, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and finally identify plant and animal life at Strawberry Hill. Keep things going the next day: step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco journey builder site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to San Francisco, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Muir Beach.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

1
night
Muir Beach

Muir Beach ©
Muir Beach is a census designated place (CDP), unincorporated community, and beach that is located 16.5mi northwest of San Francisco in western Marin County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Green Gulch Farm, then immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, and then get great views at Muir Beach Overlook.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Muir Beach online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Muir Beach takes an hour. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you will find days in Muir Beach are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are slightly colder (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Muir Beach

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Green Gulch Farm ©
Green Gulch Farm

1
night
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
On the 8th (Sun), learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Napa trip planner .

Getting from Muir Beach to Napa by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Napa are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Jose.

Things to do in Napa

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Helena
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, take an unorthodox tour of Winchester Mystery House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Jose Betsuin Buddhist Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at Mission Peak Regional Preserve.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Jose trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Napa to San Jose takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a train. Traveling from Napa in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Jose, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Jose

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Mission Peak Regional Preserve
Highlights from your plan
San Jose Betsuin Buddhist Church ©
Mission Peak Regional Preserve ©
Mission Peak Regional Preserve
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral ©
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

1
night
Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Breakwater, pause for some serene contemplation at San Carlos Cathedral, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Monterey trip maker website .

Traveling by car from San Jose to Monterey takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Jose in September, expect nights in Monterey to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
San Carlos Cathedral ©
San Carlos Cathedral

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Bird Rock Vista Point, then trek along Scenic Road Walkway, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Carmel attractions planning tool .

Carmel is just a short distance from Monterey. In September in Carmel, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Moss Landing, Bird Rock Vista Point
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove and then explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Redwood National Park online travel planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Carmel to Redwood National Park. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Carmel in September; daily highs in Redwood National Park reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Crescent City.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove

1
night
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): look for gifts at Rumiano Cheese Company, immerse yourself in nature at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, then identify plant and animal life at Stout Grove, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Battery Point Lighthouse.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Crescent City visit planner .

Drive from Redwood National Park to Crescent City in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cave Junction.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park ©
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
Battery Point Lighthouse ©
Battery Point Lighthouse

1
night
Cave Junction

Cave Junction ©
Cave Junction, incorporated in 1948, is a city in Josephine County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Tiger Preservation Center, identify plant and animal life at Great Cats World Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Eight Dollar Mountain Botanical Area.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cave Junction road trip app .

You can drive from Crescent City to Cave Junction in 1.5 hours. In September in Cave Junction, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Eureka.

Things to do in Cave Junction

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Eight Dollar Mountain Botanical Area ©
Great Cats World Park ©
Great Cats World Park
Tiger Preservation Center ©
Tiger Preservation Center

1
night
Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. On the 16th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hikshari Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Arcata Community Forest, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Eureka trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Cave Junction to Eureka takes 3 hours. In September in Eureka, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mendocino.

Things to do in Eureka

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Arcata
Highlights from your plan
Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Arcata Community Forest ©
Arcata Community Forest

1
night
Mendocino

Mendocino ©
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Jug Handle State Reserve and then take a memorable drive along Mendocino Coast.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mendocino travel planning tool .

Traveling by car from Eureka to Mendocino takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Eureka, expect warmer days and about the same nights in Mendocino, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mendocino

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
Jug Handle State Reserve ©
Jug Handle State Reserve

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