17 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Monterey
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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San Francisco — 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, enjoy the sea views from Fort Point, then examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum, then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to San Francisco is minus 10 hours. In September, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Tel Aviv - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 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 3rd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, and then hike along May Lake Trailhead. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then get great views at Valley View, and finally stroll through Yosemite Valley Loop Trail.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 22°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 2 nights

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 6th (Thu), surround yourself with nature on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, then explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, then admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls, then hike along Zumwalt Meadow Trail, and finally take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park.

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Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Monterey.
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Monterey — 2 nights

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then explore and take pictures at Lovers Point, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Cannery Row Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Venture Gallery, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, and finally trek along Scenic Road Walkway.

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Explore your travel options from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Monterey with the Route module. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October, expect nights in Monterey to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 6 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Broad and Petersen Automotive Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Newport Beach and Seal Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Shoreline Village (in Long Beach), 26-Mile Bike Path (in Santa Monica) and Huntington State Beach (in Huntington Beach). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (NOTE: Fix the three typos in the About section), and buy something for everyone on your list at Universal CityWalk Hollywood.

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Fly from Monterey to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in October: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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California travel guide

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The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.
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