37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

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37 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h
3
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h
5
Houston
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. You'll explore and learn at de Young Museum and Musee Mecanique. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and take a stroll through Union Square.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco planning site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to San Francisco, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in April, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at North Dome and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. Head to Yosemite Museum Gallery and Ansel Adams Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Yosemite National Park to Bridgeport to see Bodie State Historic Park about 1h 05 min away. Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, and explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park tour planning tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect little chillier with lows of 1°C in Yosemite National Park. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
North Dome ©
North Dome

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Amargosa Valley (about 1h 35 min away). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with The Strip, don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains, identify plant and animal life at Calico Hills, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 9 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect Las Vegas to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

5
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.
You'll explore and learn at Kolb Studio and Bright Angel History Room. Step out of the city life by going to Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail. On the 14th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, stop by Canyon Village Marketplace, steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest, and take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive.

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You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
night
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Hermann Park's Japanese Garden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hermann Park, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Houston Zoo.

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Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Houston by combination of bus and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Houston, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect nights in Houston to be much warmer, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Hermann Park ©
Hermann Park
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Eastern Market, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park. On the next day, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, then admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral, and finally shop like a local with Madame Tussauds DC.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Houston to Washington DC takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Houston to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Houston in May; daily highs in Washington DC reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

6
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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island will appeal to museum buffs. Visit 9/11 Memorial and Tiles For America for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville) and Bronx Zoo (in Bronx). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Times Square, explore the landscape on two wheels at Manhattan Waterfront Greenway, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and go for a walk through Central Park.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Washington DC, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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