15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
7
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
8
New Orleans
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
9
Boca Raton
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

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 2nd (Thu), steep yourself in history 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 take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our New York City driving holiday planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to New York City is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Johannesburg in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in New York City, with highs around 35°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums 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

1
night
Washington DC

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC visit planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planning website .

You can fly from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in July, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from San Francisco to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

1
night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): make a trip to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign, explore the landscape on two wheels at 26-Mile Bike Path, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market, and finally wander the streets of Montana Avenue.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica tour builder tool .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Santa Monica are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Shopping Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood and then examine the collection at The Getty Center.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip planning app .

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Santa Monica. Traveling from Santa Monica in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try to win big at Paris Las Vegas.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas tour planning website .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 47°C by day to 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Casinos
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

1
day
New Orleans

New Orleans
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 11th (Sat), learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip builder tool .

You can fly from Las Vegas to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect much colder days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Boca Raton.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Faulkner House Books ©
Faulkner House Books

3
nights
Boca Raton

Boca Raton ©
A paradise of palm trees and resorts, Boca Raton was once a hub of technological advancement.
Boca Raton is known for shopping, wildlife, nightlife, parks, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through South Inlet Park Beach, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and look for all kinds of wild species at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Boca Raton trip itinerary builder tool .

Fly from New Orleans to Boca Raton in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in July, expect nights in Boca Raton to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boca Raton

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Sugar Sand Park ©
Sugar Sand Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center ©
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

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