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
bus + Fly:  5​h
2
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Cape Town


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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, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary builder app .

Cape Town, South Africa to New York City is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Cape Town to New York City, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in June; daily highs in New York City reach 31°C and lows reach 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and then identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Sugarlands Distilling Company
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Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. On your second day here, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planning site .

You can fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Las Vegas is minus 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in June; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 46°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Nature
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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 23rd (Sat): take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then stroll through Golden Gate Park. On your second day here, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco planning website .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in June, with highs in San Francisco at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago online travel route planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Chicago by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Chicago is 2 hours. In June, Chicago is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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