15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly + Bus:  21 h 45 min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  9 h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
5
Orlando, Florida
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Boca Raton, Florida
— 1 night
Fly:  26 h
End: Cape Town

3
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 around Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, and make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary maker .

Cape Town, South Africa to New York City is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 7 hours. In July, New York City is much hotter than Cape Town - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

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

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Artist Point and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from New York City, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Exploratorium and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco by combination of car and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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 19th (Sun), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try to win big at Paris Las Vegas. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas road trip app .

Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect Las Vegas to be much warmer, temps between 47°C and 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
Orlando, Florida

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure. On your second day here, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Orlando, take in a show at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and then find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Orlando takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. In July, Orlando is slightly colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Boca Raton.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

1
night
Boca Raton, Florida

A paradise of palm trees and resorts, Boca Raton was once a hub of technological advancement.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Boca Raton trip builder .

Getting from Orlando to Boca Raton by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and train. July in Boca Raton sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boca Raton

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

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