26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Palm Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Jerusalem


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4
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.
Getty Center The Publications and Mission San Juan Capistrano are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica), Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Laguna Beach). Pack the 5th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip generator.

Jerusalem, Israel to Los Angeles is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Jerusalem to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jerusalem in March, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Camarillo Premium Outlets
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Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Camarillo Premium Outlets ©
Camarillo Premium Outlets

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, contemplate the long history of Mormon Battalion Historic Site, and then take a leisurely stroll along Seaport Village. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Old Point Loma Lighthouse and then stroll through Point Loma.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego tour planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in San Diego are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites Shopping Nature
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Point Loma ©
Point Loma
Old Point Loma Lighthouse ©
Old Point Loma Lighthouse
Mormon Battalion Historic Site ©
Mormon Battalion Historic Site

2
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at South Lykken Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Indian Canyons, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at VillageFest.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Palm Springs vacation planner.

Drive from San Diego to Palm Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Diego in March, expect nights in Palm Springs to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
VillageFest ©
VillageFest

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mesa Market Place Swap Meet, then get a taste of the local shopping with Old Town Scottsdale, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Desert Botanical Garden.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Phoenix trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Palm Springs to Phoenix in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March in Phoenix, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mesa Market Place Swap Meet, Mill Avenue District, Old Town Scottsdale
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale
Mesa Market Place Swap Meet ©
Mesa Market Place Swap Meet

4
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.
Shop till you drop at Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studio. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. On the 13th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: hike along South Kaibab Trail, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planner.

You can drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In March, Grand Canyon National Park is colder than Phoenix - with highs of 16°C and lows of -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Step off the beaten path and head to Titanic and Pinball Hall of Fame. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Strip, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and look for gifts at M&M'S World Las Vegas.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip generator.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 27°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip generator.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Las Vegas to Carmel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in March, things will get little chillier in Carmel: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Golf Beaches

Side Trip

Pebble Beach Golf Links
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): do a tasting at Turley Wine Cellars, then get a taste of the local shopping with Harmony Glassworks, and then step into the grandiose world of Friends of Hearst Castle.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Simeon travel planner.

You can drive from Carmel to San Simeon in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Carmel in March: highs in San Simeon hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Simeon

Outdoors Beaches Wildlife

Side Trips

Turley Cellars, Harmony Glassworks
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Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Harmony Glassworks ©
Harmony Glassworks

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castello di Amorosa and Point Reyes Seashore National Park. Get outdoors at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Montara State Beach. The adventure continues: make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, examine the collection at de Young Museum, shop like a local with City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online itinerary creator.

Drive from San Simeon to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from San Simeon in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

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