12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 6 nights
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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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and admire the natural beauty at United States Botanic Garden.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Washington DC is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in December; daily highs in Washington DC reach 12°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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New York City

Big Apple

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal, get great views at Top of the Rock, and walk around Bryant Park.

For where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the New York City itinerary maker site.

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.