17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
3
Monterey
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  12​h 15​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Santa Barbara
— Few hours
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

3
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 16th (Mon): make a trip to Lombard Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

For photos and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to San Francisco is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to San Francisco. In April, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Tel Aviv - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
Carmel

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. On the 19th (Thu), stop by Carmel Bay Company, then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Carmel trip maker app .

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop
Carmel Bay Company ©
Carmel Bay Company

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. To find out how to plan a trip to Monterey, use our trip itinerary maker.

Monterey is very close to Carmel. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Beaches Parks Nature

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then hike along Wawona Meadow, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

Discover how to plan a Yosemite National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Monterey in April, with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Wawona Meadow ©
Wawona Meadow

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nights
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, and hike along Rim Trail.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Grand Canyon National Park are 19°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): don't miss a visit to The Strip, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas itinerary builder website .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
On the 28th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego travel planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park ©
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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hours
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 1st (Tue): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, Santa Barbara is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings

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