30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Johannesburg
Fly:  23​h
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Cleveland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Detroit
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
East Lansing
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Milwaukee
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
Chicago
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
Boston
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
Johannesburg

3
days
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Niagara Falls: Buffalo (Richardson Olmsted Complex & Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Niagara Falls, look for gifts at Smokin Joes Native Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Niagara Falls holiday planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Niagara Falls is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 7 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in December, with highs in Niagara Falls at 2°C and lows at -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Cleveland.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Nightlife

Side Trip

Buffalo
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

2
days
Cleveland

Cleveland
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Progressive Field, contemplate the long history of West Side Market, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cleveland Metroparks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of USS Cod Submarine Memorial, make a trip to Wade Memorial Chapel, and then explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cleveland tour planner.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Cleveland by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In December in Cleveland, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Detroit.

Things to do in Cleveland

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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West Side Market
West Side Market
The Cleveland Museum of Art
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland Metroparks
Cleveland Metroparks

1
day
Detroit

Detroit
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, don't miss a visit to Fisher Building, and then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Detroit trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cleveland to Detroit in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to East Lansing.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums

Side Trip

The Henry Ford
Highlights from your plan
Detroit Institute of Arts
Detroit Institute of Arts
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Fisher Building ©
Fisher Building

1
day
East Lansing

East Lansing ©
East Lansing is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): look and learn at Abrams Planetarium and then admire all the interesting features of Michigan State University.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read East Lansing vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Detroit to East Lansing takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Detroit in December, expect East Lansing to be slightly colder, temps between 1°C and -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Milwaukee.

Things to do in East Lansing

Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Abrams Planetarium ©
Abrams Planetarium
Michigan State University
Michigan State University

1
day
Milwaukee

Milwaukee
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): stroll through Bradford Beach, see the interesting displays at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, and then look for gifts at Wisconsin State Fair Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Milwaukee itinerary builder.

You can drive from East Lansing to Milwaukee in 5.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. December in Milwaukee sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Chicago.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Wisconsin State Fair Park
Highlights from your plan
Bradford Beach
Bradford Beach
Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear
Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear
Wisconsin State Fair Park
Wisconsin State Fair Park

5
days
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, make a trip to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Chicago itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Milwaukee to Chicago in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Milwaukee in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Chicago, with lows around -2°C. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago ©
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

few
hours
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. To find traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Sioux Falls vacation planner.

Getting from Chicago to Sioux Falls by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, Sioux Falls is little chillier than Chicago - with highs of -1°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Joseph Cathedral School ©
St. Joseph Cathedral School

5
days
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Washington DC sightseeing planner.

Getting from Sioux Falls to Washington DC by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Sioux Falls in December, with highs in Washington DC at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

The Pentagon
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
The White House ©
The White House

3
days
Boston

Boston
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Boston is known for museums, historic sites, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Fenway Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, get curious at Museum of Science, and make a trip to Boston Public Library.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Boston itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Boston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in December, expect Boston to be slightly colder, temps between 8°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Brookline Booksmith
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts
Museum of Fine Arts
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

6
days
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: go for a walk through Central Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City travel itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Boston in December, with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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