11 days in New York City, Vail & Cookeville Itinerary

11 days in New York City, Vail & Cookeville Itinerary

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11 days in New York City, Vail & Cookeville Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  8​h 15​min
2
Vail
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
3
Cookeville
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

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: stroll through Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, make a trip to 9/11 Memorial, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary builder app .

Johannesburg, South Africa to New York City is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 7 hours. In December, New York City is colder than Johannesburg - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vail.

Things to do in New York City

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

2
nights
Vail

Vail ©
Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): stroll through French Gulch, then sample the tasty concoctions at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, and then have some family-friendly fun at Vail Valley Escape Room. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the pleasant sights at Vail Pass Path, then stroll through Vail Recreation Path, and then don't miss a visit to Loveland Pass.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vail trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from New York City to Vail in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Vail reach -4°C and lows reach -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Cookeville.

Things to do in Vail

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Breckenridge, Vail Valley Escape Room, Loveland Pass
Highlights from your plan
Vail Pass Path ©
Vail Pass Path
Vail Valley Escape Room ©
Vail Valley Escape Room
Loveland Pass ©
Loveland Pass

1
night
Cookeville

Cookeville ©
Cookeville is a city in Putnam County, Tennessee, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Piney Creek Falls and then relax in the rural setting at Harmony Lane Farm & Creamery. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Window Cliffs State Natural Area and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tennessee Legend Distillery.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cookeville online travel planner .

Explore your travel options from Vail to Cookeville with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vail to Cookeville. Traveling from Vail in December, you will find days in Cookeville are much hotter (13°C), and nights are a bit warmer (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cookeville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Harmony Lane Farm & Creamery, Window Cliffs State Natural Area, Piney Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Piney Creek Falls ©
Piney Creek Falls
Harmony Lane Farm & Creamery ©
Harmony Lane Farm & Creamery
Window Cliffs State Natural Area ©
Window Cliffs State Natural Area

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