21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Madison
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Jerusalem


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4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art, and make a trip to Fifth Avenue.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New York City tour planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to New York City is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of bus, train, and flight. Traveling from Jerusalem to New York City, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jerusalem in September, expect nights in New York City to be a bit warmer, around 22°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Madison.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

1
night
Madison

Madison ©
Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Madison holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Madison in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Madison due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Madison reach 26°C and lows reach 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Wed) before leaving for Zion National Park.

Things to do in Madison

Shopping

Side Trip

Ehlenbach's Cheese Chalet
Highlights from your plan
Ehlenbach's Cheese Chalet ©
Ehlenbach's Cheese Chalet

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 14th (Thu), trek along The Narrows.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Madison to Zion National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madison to Zion National Park. While traveling from Madison, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

1
night
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. In September, Bryce Canyon National Park is little chillier than Zion National Park - with highs of 25°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop ©
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): shop like a local with The Strip, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then listen to music at Bellagio Fountains, and finally look for gifts at Barneys New York. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip builder.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 40°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Monterey vacation planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Monterey in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for much colder days in Monterey, with highs around 24°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Tenaya Lake. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Wawona Meadow, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Monterey in September, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are a bit cooler (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fisherman's Wharf and The Embarcadero. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at China Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lincoln Park, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market, then look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, then listen to music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles itinerary builder.

Do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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