20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + bus:  14​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Monterey
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  19​h
End: Tel Aviv

5
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sam's Point Preserve and Southold Historical Society. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie), The Thomas Halsey Homestead (in Southampton) and Goldsmith's Inlet (in Southold). There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take a stroll through Times Square, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New York City tour itinerary tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to New York City is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. Traveling from Tel Aviv to New York City, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in New York City when traveling from Tel Aviv in July, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Southold, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, G. Steve Jordan Gallery, The Thomas Halsey Homestead, Sam's Point Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sam's Point Preserve ©
Sam's Point Preserve

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Explore hidden gems such as Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and Tomb of the Unknowns. Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis--about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, and explore the activities along Tidal Basin.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Washington DC driving holiday planner .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Washington DC sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Arlington, U.S. Naval Academy
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 12th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Los Angeles takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in July, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Monterey Bay and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. Go for a jaunt from Monterey to Big Sur to see Pfeiffer State Beach about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Lobos, explore and take pictures at Lovers Point, grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Monterey trip planning site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Big Sur, Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

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