20 days in Western US Itinerary

20 days in Western US Itinerary

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20 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Flagstaff
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Jerusalem

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 31st (Tue), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): make a trip to Lombard Street, then delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, and then kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

Jerusalem, Israel to San Francisco is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Jerusalem to San Francisco, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Jerusalem in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

3
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. Get outdoors at North Dome and Elizabeth Lake. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall and get great views at Washburn Point.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes trip itinerary planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Mammoth Lakes, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

2
nights
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 5th (Sun): see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory and then get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles online attractions planner .

Fly from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Mammoth Lakes, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

2
nights
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 7th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, then immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and then stroll through Black's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Lions, Tigers & Bears and then walk around La Jolla Cove.

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Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): have fun at The Little Vegas Chapel, then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in April: highs in Las Vegas hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The Little Vegas Chapel ©
The Little Vegas Chapel
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

4
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and Tonto Trail will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Flagstaff: Grand Canyon National Park (Lipan Point, Bright Angel Trail, & more).

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Flagstaff trip planner .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Flagstaff in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Flagstaff due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Flagstaff: temperatures range from 19°C by day to -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of the city life by going to Elephant Back Mountain and Monument Geyser Basin. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail, hike along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, take in the natural beauty of Beryl Spring, and identify plant and animal life at North Rim Trail.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Do a combination of flight and car from Flagstaff to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Flagstaff in April: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 6°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Back Mountain ©
Elephant Back Mountain
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Aurum Geyser ©
Aurum Geyser

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