16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Luray
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
6
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
7
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then walk around Golden Gate Park, and then don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to San Francisco. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in October, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try to win big at Paris Las Vegas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Strip.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Las Vegas hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, and then don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, then explore and take pictures at Millennium Park, and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Chicago takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in October; daily highs in Chicago reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Luray.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

1
night
Luray

Luray ©
Nestled in the heart of the valley formed by the Shenandoah River, Luray draws visitors with a vast underground cavern system adorned with stalactites, stalagmites, and mirrored pools.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kennedy Peak Hike, then take in nature's colorful creations at Birdsong Pleasure Garden, and then hike along Stony Man Mountain Overlook.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Luray trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Luray takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Luray due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook
Birdsong Pleasure Garden ©
Birdsong Pleasure Garden

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at White House, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Washington DC attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Luray to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Luray in October, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Nature Parks
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip builder site .

Getting from Washington DC to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

5
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and make a trip to Rockefeller Center.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New York City route website .

Getting from Philadelphia to New York City by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in New York City, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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