39 days in United States Itinerary

39 days in United States Itinerary

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39 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
3
South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Austin
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Miami
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Point Lookout Beach and Lido Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Joel L. Lefkowitz Park at West Meadow Beach and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and grab your bike and head to East River Waterfront Esplanade.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. August in New York City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Joel L. Lefkowitz Park at West Meadow Beach, Lido Beach, Point Lookout Beach
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
East River Waterfront Esplanade ©
East River Waterfront Esplanade
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, and finally ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Kelly Drive, then witness the site of a historic battle at Valley Forge National Historical Park, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and finally appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center.

Make your Philadelphia itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Valley Forge National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Reading Terminal Market ©
Reading Terminal Market

4
nights
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Baldwin Beach and Kiva Beach. Get in touch with nature at Pope Beach and Lakeside Beach. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, admire the landmark architecture of Vikingsholm, and look for gifts at Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe travel planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Philadelphia to South Lake Tahoe takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to South Lake Tahoe is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in South Lake Tahoe, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Genoa Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park
Mt. Tallac Trail ©
Mt. Tallac Trail

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Ansel Adams Gallery or Yosemite Museum Gallery. Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Traveling by bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
We've included these beaches for you: Fort Funston National Park and Marshall’s Beach. Visiting Alcatraz Island and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, get curious at Exploratorium, get into the urban bustle at Civic Center, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Head to Amoeba Music and Two Rodeo Drivefor some retail therapy. Get in touch with nature at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Oak Canyon Nature Center. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica), Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, view the masterpieces at Virga Gallery, and browse the different shops at The Grove.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles holiday planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Virga Gallery, Two Rodeo Drive, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Oak Canyon Nature Center ©
Oak Canyon Nature Center

7
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The San Antonio River Walk and Barn Pottery. Step out of the city life by going to Natural Bridge Caverns and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Austin: San Antonio (The Alamo, Tower of the Americas, & more). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, identify plant and animal life at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, and test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Austin.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Austin online tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Los Angeles to Austin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Austin due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in Austin hover around 43°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

San Antonio, Barn Pottery
Highlights from your plan
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail

6
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Relax by the water at South Beach and Fort Lauderdale Beach. For shopping fun, head to Aventura Mall or Dolphin Mall. Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Sawgrass Mills (in Sunrise), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Key Largo) and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier). There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Shark Valley Visitor Center, take a stroll through Ocean Drive, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Miami trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Austin to Miami in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Austin to Miami due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Austin in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Miami, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Key Largo, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Aventura Mall, Sawgrass Mills
Highlights from your plan
Bayside Marketplace ©
Bayside Marketplace
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center

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