15 days in New York City, Staunton & Swannanoa Itinerary

15 days in New York City, Staunton & Swannanoa Itinerary

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15 days in New York City, Staunton & Swannanoa Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly + bus:  18​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
bus:  5​h 15​min
2
Staunton
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Swannanoa
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Cape Town

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: go for a walk through Central Park, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip maker .

Cape Town, South Africa to New York City is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Cape Town in July, with highs in New York City at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Staunton.

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
Staunton

Staunton ©
Staunton is an independent city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Frontier Culture Museum, steep yourself in history at Monticello, and then admire the striking features of University of Virginia. On your second day here, stroll around Gypsy Hill Park, steep yourself in history at Woodrow Wilson Birthplace, and then examine the collection at Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Staunton trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by bus from New York City to Staunton takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Staunton. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Swannanoa.

Things to do in Staunton

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Charlottesville
Highlights from your plan
Frontier Culture Museum ©
Frontier Culture Museum
Monticello ©
Monticello
Woodrow Wilson Birthplace ©
Woodrow Wilson Birthplace

5
nights
Swannanoa

Swannanoa ©
Swannanoa is a census-designated place (CDP) in Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States. Swannanoa is known for . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy, experience rural life at Hickory Nut Gap Farm, trek along Mountains to Sea Trail, and go for a walk through Charles D Owen Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Swannanoa trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Staunton to Swannanoa in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Swannanoa can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 13th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Swannanoa

Outdoors Scenic Drive Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Fairview, Mountains to Sea Trail, Blue Ridge Pkwy
Highlights from your plan
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Flying Cloud Farm ©
Flying Cloud Farm
Whistle Hop Brewing Company ©
Whistle Hop Brewing Company

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