35 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

35 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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35 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Healdsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Philo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Fort Bragg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Eureka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Klamath
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Paso Robles
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
11
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
12
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take a stroll through Union Square. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip itinerary planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to San Francisco is minus 10 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Point Reyes National Seashore
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Get a sense of the local culture at Trattore Farms and Winery and Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Mumm Napa. Get out of town with these interesting Healdsburg side-trips: Robert Mondavi Winery (in Oakville), Jenner (Salt Point State Park & Goat Rock Beach) and Bodega Dunes (in Bodega). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and do a tasting at Murphy-Goode Winery Tasting Room.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Healdsburg day trip website .

Drive from San Francisco to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Healdsburg to be little chillier, around 14°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Philo.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jenner, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Mumm Napa, Robert Mondavi Winery, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Wine Tours & Tastings
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery

3
nights
Philo

Philo ©
Philo is a census-designated place in Mendocino County, California. Get outdoors at Gualala Point Regional Park and Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA. Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum and Sea Ranch Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Philo: Barra of Mendocino Winery (in Redwood Valley) and Point Arena (B Bryan Preserve & Schooner Gulch State Beach). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Handley Cellars Winery.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Philo online travel planner .

Getting from Healdsburg to Philo by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Healdsburg in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Philo, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Philo

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Point Arena, Sea Ranch Chapel, Barra of Mendocino Winery, Gualala Point Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
Handley Cellars Winery ©
Handley Cellars Winery
B Bryan Preserve ©
B Bryan Preserve

2
nights
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. On the 19th (Mon), stroll through Seaside Beach, admire the majestic nature at MacKerricher State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pudding Creek Beach, then admire the natural beauty at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Noyo Headlands Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Van Damme State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Mendocino Headlands State Park, then stop by Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Russian Gulch State Park.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Bragg journey planner .

Traveling by car from Philo to Fort Bragg takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Eureka.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mendocino
Highlights from your plan
MacKerricher State Park ©
MacKerricher State Park
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens ©
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Seaside Beach ©
Seaside Beach

3
nights
Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Museum-lovers will appreciate Art of the Burl Redwood Gallery and Trinidad Art Gallery. Get some cultural insight at The Immortal Tree and Clendenen's Cider Works. Venture out of the city with trips to Patrick's Point State Park (in Trinidad), Humboldt Redwoods State Park (in Weott) and Black Sands Beach (in Shelter Cove). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Camel Rock, explore the landscape on two wheels at Hikshari Trail, identify plant and animal life at Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, and stroll through Trinidad State Beach.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Eureka trip builder .

You can drive from Fort Bragg to Eureka in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Fort Bragg in August, you will find days in Eureka are much colder (20°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Klamath.

Things to do in Eureka

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Trinidad, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Black Sands Beach, Camel Rock, Art of the Burl Redwood Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Humboldt Redwoods State Park ©
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Black Sands Beach ©
Black Sands Beach
Trinidad State Beach ©
Trinidad State Beach

3
nights
Klamath

Klamath ©
Klamath is an unincorporated, rural, census-designated place in Del Norte County, California, situated on US Route 101 inland from the mouth of the Klamath River. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Trees of Mystery and End of the Trail Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Redwood National Park and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park Campground. Change things up with these side-trips from Klamath: Point St George Park (in Crescent City) and Lady Bird Johnson Grove (in Orick). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, explore and take pictures at Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, and stroll through Trillium Falls Hike.

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You can drive from Eureka to Klamath in 1.5 hours. August in Klamath sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Klamath

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Orick, Crescent City, Redwood National Park
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Trees of Mystery ©
Trees of Mystery
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park ©

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Tuolumne Meadows and Tunnel View. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yosemite Falls and Glacier Point. Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, and hike along Panorama Trail.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Klamath to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Klamath in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are a bit cooler (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

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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. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Carmel River State Beach and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Pfeiffer State Beach. There's still lots to do: hike along Point Lobos, get a taste of the local shopping with Venture Gallery, admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Dollar Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Carmel trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Carmel by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in Carmel hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Big Sur, Monterey, Asilomar State Beach, Sand Dollar Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

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nights
Paso Robles

Paso Robles ©
A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Head to artifacts gallery and Fiona Bleu Galleryfor plenty of shopping. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Moonstone Beach and Elephant Seal Rookery. Get out of town with these interesting Paso Robles side-trips: Morro Bay (Morro Rock & Morro Strand State Beach), San Simeon (William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach, Piedras Blancas, & more) and Speed Boats Tours (in Avila Beach). It doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Harmony Pottery Works and learn about winemaking at Derby Wine Estates.

Plan trip to Paso Robles with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Carmel to Paso Robles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Carmel in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paso Robles, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

San Simeon, Morro Bay, Cambria, Harmony Pottery Works, Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 5th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, then cruise along Artists Dr, then get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, and finally take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, steep yourself in history at Charcoal Kilns, then explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, and finally contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Paso Robles to Death Valley National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Paso Robles in September since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Manzanar National Historic Site and General Sherman Tree. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Moro Rock and Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Kings Canyon National Park, take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, and stroll through Zumwalt Meadow Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online attractions planner .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Manzanar National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Manzanar National Historic Site ©
Manzanar National Historic Site

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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.
On the 10th (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then stroll through Willow Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Spring Mountains Visitor Center, and finally make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Willow Beach, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Spring Mountains Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Counts Kustoms ©
Counts Kustoms

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