35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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35 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  26​h
Orlando
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Miami
— 15 nights
+2
tram + Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Cape Town

5
days
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Family-friendly places like Walt Disney World Resort and Magic Kingdom Park will thrill your kids. Have a day of magic on the 2nd (Sun) at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Pack the 6th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Orlando trip planner .

Cape Town, South Africa to Orlando is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Cape Town to Orlando. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Orlando

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park

15
days
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Get in touch with nature at Shark Valley and Gumbo Limbo Trail. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Anhinga Trail and Haulover Beach Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami: Fort Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale Beach & Las Olas Beach), Everglades National Park (in Florida City) and Everglades National Park (Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail, Slough Slog, & more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at South Beach, find something for the whole family at Jungle Island, identify plant and animal life at Panther Ridge Conservation Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Matheson Hammock Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Miami trip maker site .

Do a combination of flight and tram from Orlando to Miami in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Miami. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Miami

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Coral Gables, Bal Harbour, Fort Lauderdale
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Panther Ridge Conservation Center ©
Panther Ridge Conservation Center
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Everglades National Park ©
Everglades National Park

4
days
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.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. On the 23rd (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's more to do: hike along South Kaibab Trail and get great views at Lookout Studio.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park vacation builder app .

Getting from Miami to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of tram, flight, and bus takes about 12 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Miami to Grand Canyon National Park. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Miami in December: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 7°C and lows are around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Exploratorium and The Wave Organ. There's much more to do: stroll through Alcatraz Island, browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco visit planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 17°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 8°C. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Escape the urban bustle at Bronx Zoo and Narwhal Yacht Charters. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock Observation Deck, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hamilton Grange National Memorial.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New York City journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect New York City to be little chillier, temps between 10°C and 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo

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