16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 4 nights
Washington DC
— 3 nights
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
— 1 night


New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

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, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, stroll around The High Line, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read New York City online road trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to New York City is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to New York City, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Johannesburg in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in New York City: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Washington DC

— 3 nights
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, take a tour of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco attractions planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of subway and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 26th (Tue), discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can fly to Miami.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip


— 1 night

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 28th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Miami trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Miami in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Miami due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in July; daily highs in Miami reach 38°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors · Shopping · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

California travel guide

Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.