18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  20​h
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Morro Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, get engrossed in the history at Clark County Heritage Museum, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): enjoy some diversion at Strip Gun Club, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, then take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, then have fun at The Range 702, and finally see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

Plan my day in Las Vegas using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Las Vegas is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 45°C to lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Tours Museums

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Clark County Heritage Museum
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
High Roller ©
High Roller

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore and take pictures at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, then learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa BB-61, and then make a trip to Korean Bell of Friendship. On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of the Pacific, examine the collection at The Queen Mary, and then don't miss a visit to Terminal Island Japanese Memorial.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles tour itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Long Beach, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
Angel Stadium of Anaheim ©
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Korean Bell of Friendship ©
Korean Bell of Friendship

1
night
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 4th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Santa Barbara County Courthouse, take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf, meet the residents at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, then get to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and finally wander the streets of State Street Underpass.

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You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get little chillier in Santa Barbara: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo

1
night
Morro Bay

Morro Bay ©
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. On the 6th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle, then examine the collection at Morro Bay Skateboard Museum, and then explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Morro Bay State Park, then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery, and then kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Morro Bay road trip planning website .

Drive from Santa Barbara to Morro Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Morro Bay sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

San Simeon, Moonstone Beach
Highlights from your plan
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock
Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, and then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the waterfront at Old Fisherman's Wharf, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Point Lobos.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Morro Bay to Monterey in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Morro Bay in September, you will find days in Monterey are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Palo Alto (Stanford Memorial Church & Stanford University), Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum (in San Jose) and Big Basin Redwoods State Park (in Boulder Creek). The adventure continues: explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Francisco Zoo, and explore and take pictures at Scenic 49 Mile Drive.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco holiday app .

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Palo Alto, Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Highlights from your plan
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay
Helicopter Tours
Diego Rivera's Pan American Unity Mural ©

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.
On the 13th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan and then stroll through Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): make a trip to Washburn Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, get great views at Tunnel View, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park planning app .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect colder with lows of 3°C in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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