36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
5
Washington DC
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Philadelphia
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
New York City
— 10 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, stroll through China Beach, and look for gifts at City Lights Booksellers.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco holiday planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Ansel Adams Gallery and Bodie State Historic Park. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yosemite Valley Chapel, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park road trip website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Ansel Adams Gallery ©
Ansel Adams Gallery

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.
Let the collections at The Getty Center and The Disney Gallery capture your imagination. Do your shopping at Amoeba Music and Third Street Promenade. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point), Two Rodeo Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, don't miss a visit to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles journey planning site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much hotter in Los Angeles, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Mob Museum and Titanic. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave). And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 45°C and lows at 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Willow Beach, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Head to Madame Tussauds DC and The Shops at Wisconsin Placefor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC holiday planning site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Washington DC in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Washington DC is 3 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Washington DC to be little chillier, temps between 36°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Arlington, The Shops at Wisconsin Place, Horseshoe Casino
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

5
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Head to Reading Terminal Market and Atlantic City Boardwalkfor some retail therapy. Popular historic sites such as Valley Forge National Historical Park and Christ Church are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Ventnor City Beach (in Ventnor City), Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, examine the collection at Betsy Ross House, and pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Ventnor City Beach, Longwood Gardens, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Harrah's Philadelphia
Highlights from your plan
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

10
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.
Do your shopping at Fifth Avenue and West Village. You'll get in some beach time at Goldsmith's Inlet and Lido Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Cupsogue Beach County Park (in Westhampton Beach), Ocean Grove Beach (in Ocean Grove) and 8th Ave Jetty (in Asbury Park). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to Times Square, explore and take pictures at Central Park, and get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our New York City tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in New York City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Ocean Grove Beach, Goldsmith's Inlet, 8th Ave Jetty, Cupsogue Beach County Park, Great Neck Steppingstone Park
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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