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:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Monterey
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
3
San Simeon
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
4
Fresno
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Zion National Park
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Page
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Japantown, Chinatown and Japanese Tea Garden. Shop till you drop at Union Square and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, get great views at Twin Peaks, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Francisco, use our trip itinerary maker.

Tel Aviv, Israel to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Fri) before leaving for Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Union Square ©
Union Square
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

few
hours
Monterey

Monterey
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore and take pictures at 17-Mile Drive and then contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Monterey trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from San Francisco to Monterey by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Monterey sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
day
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 19th (Sat), kick back and relax at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach, identify plant and animal life at Piedras Blancas, then identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Simeon online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Simeon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Monterey, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in San Simeon, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Fresno.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Moonstone Beach
Highlights from your plan
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

1
night
Fresno

Fresno
To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Fresno trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Fresno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from San Simeon in October since evenings lows in Fresno dip to 15°C. On the 20th (Sun), you'll travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks Outdoors Nature

1
night
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.
Las Vegas South Premium Outlets has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): revel in the low prices at Las Vegas South Premium Outlets, shop like a local with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Fresno to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Las Vegas South Premium Outlets ©
Las Vegas South Premium Outlets
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

3
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.
Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, stop by Lookout Studio, then take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, then get great views at Hopi Point, and finally get great views at Mather Point.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planning app .

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Antelope Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point
Hopi Point ©
Hopi Point

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing and then cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Trails Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Half Dome, Yosemite, Tunnel View and Taft Point. On the 25th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, and finally get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

Plan a Yosemite National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Zion National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 9 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in October; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 22°C and lows reach -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stroll through Alcatraz Island.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco route planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, expect nights in San Francisco to be warmer, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. You will leave for home on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Horseshoe Bend has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, and finally enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: see Off-Road Tours and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Page trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Page takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Page due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in October, Page is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Coyote Buttes
Highlights from your plan
Coyote Buttes ©
Coyote Buttes
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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