26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kfar Saba
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  18​h 15​min
1
Sunnyvale
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 15 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Carmel
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Drive:  8​h
5
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  26​h
End: Kfar Saba

1
night
Sunnyvale

Sunnyvale ©
Sunnyvale is a city located in Santa Clara County, California. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): indulge your taste buds at Pleasanton Farmers' Market.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sunnyvale sightseeing planner .

Kfar Saba, Israel to Sunnyvale is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Kfar Saba to Sunnyvale. Traveling from Kfar Saba in April, plan for little chillier nights in Sunnyvale, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sunnyvale

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

San Pedro Square Market, New Brighton State Beach, Pleasanton Farmers' Market
Highlights from your plan
New Brighton State Beach ©
New Brighton State Beach

15
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Ramini Mozzarellafor plenty of shopping. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Bodega Head. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars & V. Sattui Winery), Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Healdsburg (Zichichi Family Vineyard & Sapphire Hill Winery). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, get to know the fascinating history of Twin Peaks, enjoy the sand and surf at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sunnyvale to San Francisco takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

St. Helena, Sebastopol, Healdsburg, Mori Point, Bodega Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

1
day
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 3rd (Fri): make a trip to Lovers Point and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Carmel attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Lovers Point
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls and then trek along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park itinerary planner.

You can drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Carmel in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 1°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Lower Yosemite Fall Trail ©
Lower Yosemite Fall Trail

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the activities along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, play a few rounds at Furnace Creek Golf Course, and then don't miss a visit to Ashford Mill Ruins. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Olympic Valley.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail ©
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail
Ashford Mill Ruins ©
Ashford Mill Ruins

3
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Cascade Falls Trail, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then experience rural life at Tahoe Trout Farm. On the next day, look for gifts at Grass Roots Natural Foods, take in the waterfront activity at Round Hill Pines Beach and Marina, and then kick back and relax at Lakeside Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. In May, South Lake Tahoe is much colder than Death Valley National Park - with highs of 20°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Round Hill Pines Beach and Marina, Cascade Falls Trail
Highlights from your plan
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach
Tahoe Trout Farm ©
Tahoe Trout Farm
Grass Roots Natural Foods ©
Grass Roots Natural Foods

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