20 days in United States, Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

20 days in United States, Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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20 days in United States, Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  17 h
1
San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Napa, United States
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Subway + Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Los Angeles, United States
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Yosemite National Park, United States
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  7 h 45 min
5
Las Vegas, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  21 h 30 min
7
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  1 h 30 min
8
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

2
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Anchor Brewing Company, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco driving holiday planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to San Francisco is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in October, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Napa, United States

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
On the 11th (Sun), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Napa trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Napa, with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Napa

Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings

2
nights
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then look for gifts at Amoeba Music, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally admire the striking features of Bradbury Building.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Napa to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Napa in October, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Bradbury Building ©
Bradbury Building

1
night
Yosemite National Park, United States

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.
On the 13th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Washburn Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan and then cruise along Tioga Pass.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip maker app.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (22°C), and nights are colder (-2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

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nights
Las Vegas, United States

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 15th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck ©
Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck

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nights
Grand Canyon National Park, United States

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.
On the 16th (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon and then trek along Bright Angel Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, then hike along South Kaibab Trail, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park attractions planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, take a stroll through Liberdade, and then walk around Parque Ibirapuera. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, and then browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Sao Paulo in 21.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Sao Paulo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect nights in Sao Paulo to be much warmer, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

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nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Venture out of the city with trips to Petropolis (Museu Casa de Santos Dumont, Imperial Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra da Tijuca Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pedra Bonita, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro online attractions planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Sao Paulo in October since evenings lows in Rio de Janeiro dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Petropolis
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Jerusalem Cultural Center ©
Jerusalem Cultural Center
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

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