33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Monterey
— 5 nights
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Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
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Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
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Sacramento
— 1 night
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Portland
— 4 nights
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Bodega Bay
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
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San Francisco — 4 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. There's still lots to do: get curious at Exploratorium, go for a walk through Lombard Street, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -10 hour difference. When traveling from Tel Aviv in July, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Monterey.
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Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Monterey — 5 nights

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Monterey Bay Aquarium and Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. Step out of Monterey with an excursion to Pfeiffer State Beach in Big Sur--about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, take in the waterfront at Old Fisherman's Wharf, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and get engrossed in the history at Colton Hall Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Monterey itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July in Monterey, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Cruz.
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Santa Cruz — 3 nights

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Santa Cruz Wharf. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, take an unorthodox tour of Mystery Spot, take a memorable drive along West Cliff Drive, and look for gifts at Bookshop Santa Cruz.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Santa Cruz trip itinerary site.

Getting from Monterey to Santa Cruz by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Santa Cruz are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Mammoth Lakes.
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Mammoth Lakes — 3 nights

Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Family-friendly places like Devils Postpile National Monument and Lake Mary will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mammoth Lakes: Tioga Rd (in Lee Vining) and Bodie State Historic Park (in Bridgeport). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, grab your bike and head to Mammoth Mountain Bike Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Convict Lake, and fly down the slopes at Mammoth Mountain.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Santa Cruz to Mammoth Lakes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Cruz in August: highs in Mammoth Lakes hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 4 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, hike along Mariposa Grove, stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

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Take a bus from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.
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South Lake Tahoe — 2 nights

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 15th (Mon): kick back and relax at Sand Harbor and then tour the water at your own pace with Boat Rentals. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Tallac Historic Site and then explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe road trip app.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in South Lake Tahoe are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sacramento.
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Sacramento — 1 night

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at California State Capitol Museum, get to know the resident critters at Sacramento Zoo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Stevens Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sacramento road trip app.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Sacramento in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, Sacramento is a bit warmer than South Lake Tahoe - with highs of 38°C and lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Portland.
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Portland — 4 nights

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Kids will enjoy Haystack Rock and Oregon Zoo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Cannon Beach (in Cannon Beach) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Portland holiday planner.

Getting from Sacramento to Portland by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sacramento in August, you will find days in Portland are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). You will leave for Bodega Bay on the 22nd (Mon).
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Bodega Bay — 4 nights

Bodega Bay is a town and census-designated place (CDP) in Sonoma County, California, United States. Bring the kids along to Fort Ross State Historic Park and Goat Rock Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Bodega Bay side-trips: Gualala Point Regional Park (in Gualala), Salt Point State Park (in Jenner) and Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum (in Point Arena). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Bodega Head, head outdoors with North Bay Charters, tour the pleasant surroundings at Doran Beach, and don't miss a visit to James E Potter Elementary School.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bodega Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Portland to Bodega Bay in 10.5 hours. Traveling from Portland in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bodega Bay, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.
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San Francisco

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Bodega Bay to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bodega Bay in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. On the 27th (Sat), you're off to home.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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