38 days in United States & Grand Bahama Island Itinerary

38 days in United States & Grand Bahama Island Itinerary

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Los Angeles, United States
— 7 nights
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San Diego, United States
— 2 nights
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Santa Barbara, United States
— 2 nights
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Santa Cruz, United States
— 2 nights
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San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park, United States
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas, United States
— 5 nights
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Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
— 2 nights
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Miami, United States
— 8 nights
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Los Angeles, United States

— 7 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Radiator Springs Racers, &more), Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). Pack the 21st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip planning website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Los Angeles, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

San Diego, United States

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA), then examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can fly to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Santa Barbara, United States

— 2 nights

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 30th (Mon), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, then take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf, and finally stop by Chocolate Maya.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara journey planner.

Getting from San Diego to Santa Barbara by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Santa Barbara. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Santa Cruz, United States

— 2 nights
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 1st (Wed), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, and then stop by Bookshop Santa Cruz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then do a tasting at Wrath Tasting Room- Carmel.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz trip planner.

Fly from Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

San Francisco, United States

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Yosemite National Park, United States

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles, and finally explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Half Dome.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Las Vegas, United States

— 5 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Bahama Island.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos · Nature

Side Trip

Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

— 2 nights
Despite its name, Grand Bahama Island isn't the biggest island in its archipelago.
Grand Bahama Island is known for shopping, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Gold Rock Beach, browse the different shops at Port Lucaya Marketplace, get up close to creatures of the deep with Unexso, and take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Groves.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grand Bahama Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Las Vegas to Grand Bahama Island takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Bahama Island is 3 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect nights in Grand Bahama Island to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Miami.

Things to do in Grand Bahama Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Miami, United States

— 8 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Everglades National Park (Long Pine Key, Gumbo Limbo Trail, &more) and Key Largo (Island Dolphin Care & Scuba & Snorkeling). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace, wander the streets of Ocean Drive, and shop like a local with Lincoln Road.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Miami online road trip planner.

You can fly from Grand Bahama Island to Miami in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Miami can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Bahamas travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Islands · Water & Amusement Parks
Part of an archipelago encompassing hundreds of islets and cays, Bahamas boast many pink beaches, which get their vibrant color from fractured seashells mixed with ordinary sand. For most pleasure seekers an ideal holiday in Bahamas consists of various sea activities, occasionally interrupted by tours of several cities, offering an eclectic music scene dominated by calypso, soca, and junkanoo genres. Romantic enough to attract newlyweds from around the globe, the islands are also a major center of eco-tourism, with visits to national parks and diving tours in colorful reefs among the most popular things to do in Bahamas.