13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  27​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h
4
Niagara Falls
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg


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3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Marshall’s Beach and China Beach. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Marina District, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip builder .

Johannesburg, South Africa to San Francisco is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Johannesburg to San Francisco, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in October, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): trek along South Kaibab Trail and then get great views at Lipan Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and then hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip app .

Getting from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 31st (Thu), see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and then try to win big at Paris Las Vegas.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas online holiday planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: highs in Las Vegas hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
day
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls holiday builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Niagara Falls in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to Niagara Falls, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in November, you will find days in Niagara Falls are colder (10°C), and nights are little chillier (0°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls Observation Tower ©
Niagara Falls Observation Tower

2
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.
On the 3rd (Sun), pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then wander the streets of Times Square, and then don't miss a visit to Empire State Building.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the New York City travel planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Niagara Falls in November: high temperatures in New York City hover around 16°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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