26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 30 min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
10
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  26 h
End: Jerusalem

2
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Attractions like Ellis Island and National Museum of the American Indian make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Long Beach (in Long Beach) and Coney Island (in Brooklyn). There's still lots to do: tour the water at your own pace with Narwhal Yacht Charters.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New York City online trip maker.

Jerusalem, Israel to New York City is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Jerusalem in August, with highs in New York City at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Long Beach, Coney Island
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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.
Get in touch with nature at Tidal Basin and Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. Do some cultural sightseeing at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Dumbarton Oaks, take in the dramatic scenery at Potomac River, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Washington DC are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at California Academy of Sciences and Twin Peaks. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and North Beach. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf and take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero.

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You can fly from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in August, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
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.
On the 23rd (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and then hike along Nevada Falls Loop. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Gaylor Lake.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

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 little chillier, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Nevada Falls Loop ©
Nevada Falls Loop

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, and then examine the collection at The Getty Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Travel Town, then get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles tour itinerary website.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, Los Angeles is warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Marina Beach
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at May Natural History Museum of the Tropics, then step into the grandiose world of Miramont Castle Museum, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Healing Springs Health Spa.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Colorado Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Colorado Springs is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Colorado Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Spas Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Manitou Springs
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Miramont Castle Museum ©
Miramont Castle Museum

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nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fairy Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): get a tailor-made plan with Yellowstone Geyser Kayak Tours.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary app.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Mystic Falls Trail ©
Mystic Falls Trail
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): enjoy some diversion at The Little Vegas Chapel, pause for some serene contemplation at Guardian Angel Cathedral, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, then get engrossed in the history at Titanic, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Neon Museum.

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Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Las Vegas by combination of car and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 45°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:
Highlights from your plan
The Little Vegas Chapel ©
The Little Vegas Chapel
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Titanic ©
Titanic

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to North Rim Visitor Center and Hermit Road. Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Point. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Mather Point, trek along Rim Trail, and get a taste of the local shopping with Lookout Studio.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online trip maker.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
North Rim Visitor Center ©
North Rim Visitor Center
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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nights
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Escape the urban bustle at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Newspaper Rock Recreation Site and The Dinosaur Museum. Step out of Monument Valley to go to Blanding and see The Edge of the Cedars State Park, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's more to do: examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Monument Valley attractions planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Monument Valley: highs are around 32°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Blanding, Newspaper Rock Recreation Site, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
The Dinosaur Museum ©
The Dinosaur Museum

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