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:  20​h
1
Fresno
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
2
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Irvine
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Riverside
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Palmdale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Bakersfield
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
8
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Santa Maria
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
10
Los Osos
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
11
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
San Jose
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
Modesto
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
14
Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
15
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h
End: Tel Aviv

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Fresno

Fresno ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sierra National Forest and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fresno Chaffee Zoo.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fresno trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Fresno is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Fresno due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Fresno: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Sierra National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Fresno Chaffee Zoo ©
Fresno Chaffee Zoo

1
night
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego online tour planner .

Fly from Fresno to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Fresno in August: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Irvine.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

1
night
Irvine

Irvine is a city in Orange County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then trek along Bommer Canyon Trails, and then grab your bike and head to Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Irvine holiday builder app .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Irvine takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Irvine are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Riverside.

Things to do in Irvine

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park ©
Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park
Bommer Canyon Trails ©
Bommer Canyon Trails

1
night
Riverside

Riverside ©
Riverside is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, located in the Inland Empire metropolitan area. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): examine the collection at Phenix Technology, Inc. Firefighter History Museum and then ride a horse along River Walk Park.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Riverside online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Irvine to Riverside in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. While traveling from Irvine, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Riverside, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 22°C. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Riverside

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trip

River Walk Park
Highlights from your plan
River Walk Park ©
River Walk Park

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 8th (Thu), examine the collection at The Getty Center. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Los Angeles attractions planning site .

Traveling by bus from Riverside to Los Angeles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Riverside in August, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Palmdale.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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night
Palmdale

Palmdale
Palmdale is a city in the center of northern Los Angeles County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Shambala Preserve.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Palmdale trip planner .

Drive from Los Angeles to Palmdale in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Palmdale: temperatures range from 42°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Palmdale

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Shambala Preserve

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hours
Bakersfield

Bakersfield
Bakersfield is a city in California, United States, and the county seat of Kern County. To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bakersfield trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Palmdale to Bakersfield. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 11th (Sun), you're off toSanta Barbara.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Parks Nature Outdoors

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night
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf.

Plan a Santa Barbara trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bakersfield to Santa Barbara. Traveling from Bakersfield in August, you will find days in Santa Barbara are colder (28°C), and nights are slightly colder (18°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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night
Santa Maria

Santa Maria ©
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stroll through Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail and then learn about winemaking at Foxen Vineyard & Winery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Santa Maria online route planner .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Maria in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Santa Maria are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Los Osos.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail
Highlights from your plan
Foxen Vineyard & Winery ©
Foxen Vineyard & Winery

few
hours
Los Osos

Los Osos
Los Osos is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place located along the Pacific coast of San Luis Obispo County, California. To find out how to plan a trip to Los Osos, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Santa Maria to Los Osos takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Los Osos

Wineries Outdoors Parks

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night
Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 14th (Wed), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Los Osos to Monterey. Traveling from Los Osos in August, expect nights in Monterey to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Monterey

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
San Jose

San Jose
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve and then get curious at Children's Discovery Museum.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Jose road trip website .

You can drive from Monterey to San Jose in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in August: highs in San Jose hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Modesto.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Children's Discovery Museum
Children's Discovery Museum

few
hours
Modesto

Modesto
Modesto, officially the City of Modesto, is the county seat and largest city of Stanislaus County, California, United States. To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Modesto trip planner .

You can drive from San Jose to Modesto in 1.5 hours. Traveling from San Jose in August, expect nights in Modesto to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 40°C. You'll set off for Sacramento on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Modesto

Parks Wineries Outdoors

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night
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Crocker Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, and then have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Sacramento.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sacramento road trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Modesto to Sacramento. In August, daytime highs in Sacramento are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

iFLY Sacramento
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
iFLY Sacramento ©
iFLY Sacramento
Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum

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night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 17th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Sacramento to San Francisco in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Sacramento in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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