60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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60 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
South Padre Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
2
Santa Fe
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
3
Page
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Sedona
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Williams
— 8 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Mammoth Lakes
— 9 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Death Valley National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
8
San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
San Francisco
— 9 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
South Padre Island

South Padre Island ©
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc. and then identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

Plan a South Padre Island trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Tel Aviv, Israel to South Padre Island is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. November in South Padre Island sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
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Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bandelier National Monument and The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Visiting Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and High Road to Taos will get you outdoors. Step out of Santa Fe with an excursion to Rio Grande Gorge Bridge in Taos--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, make a trip to Meow Wolf, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from South Padre Island to Santa Fe by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from South Padre Island to Santa Fe is minus 1 hour. In November, Santa Fe is cooler than South Padre Island - with highs of 14°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Taos, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Bandelier National Monument
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6
nights
Page

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Visiting Rainbow Bridge National Monument and Bright Angel Point will get you outdoors. Explore Page's surroundings by going to Cathedral Wash Trail (in Marble Canyon) and Grand Canyon National Park (Cape Royal, Navajo Bridge, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Powell, see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam, explore and take pictures at Horseshoe Bend, and take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Page trip planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Santa Fe to Page in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Santa Fe in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Page, with lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park, Cathedral Wash Trail, Glen Canyon Dam
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River Rafting & Tubing
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument

7
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Escape the urban bustle at Cathedral Rock and Bell Rock. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and Oak Creek Canyon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sedona: Flagstaff (Walnut Canyon National Monument, Wupatki National Monument, & more) and Painted Desert (in Petrified Forest National Park). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Broken Arrow Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Airport Mesa, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Sedona online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Page to Sedona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Page in December; daily highs in Sedona reach 14°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Williams.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Painted Desert
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument

8
nights
Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bearizona Wildlife Park and Bright Angel Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and Tonto Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Canyon National Park (Mather Point, Yavapai Point, & more).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Williams online trip planner .

You can drive from Sedona to Williams in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sedona in December: high temperatures in Williams hover around 9°C and lows are around -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
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Mather Point ©
Mather Point
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

9
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. Step off the beaten path and head to Yosemite, Tunnel View and Mariposa Grove. Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, get great views at Washburn Point, and don't miss a visit to Half Dome.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mammoth Lakes trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Williams to Mammoth Lakes in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Williams to Mammoth Lakes, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Williams in December, expect slightly colder with lows of -11°C in Mammoth Lakes. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

7
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Badwater Basin and Artists Dr. Get in touch with nature at Zabriskie Point and Artists Palette. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course, get great views at Dante's View, trek along Gower Gulch Loop, and make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip planner .

Drive from Mammoth Lakes to Death Valley National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Mammoth Lakes, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

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

2
nights
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 12th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Moonstone Beach Dr and then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Simeon online travel planner .

Drive from Death Valley National Park to San Simeon in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. In January, daily temperatures in San Simeon can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Cambria
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

3
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 discover tucked-away gems like Point Lobos and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Visiting Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Pfeiffer State Beach will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Carmel to Big Sur to see McWay Falls about 56 minutes away. There's more to do: snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Carmel online route maker .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Carmel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from San Simeon in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Carmel, with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

9
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lands End and Twin Peaks. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Safari West (in Santa Rosa). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planning app .

Getting from Carmel to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. January in San Francisco sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Muir Woods National Monument, Safari West
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Lands End ©
Lands End
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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