16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Detroit
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
West Lafayette
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Atlanta
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

3
nights
Orlando

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Universal Orlando Resort and Disney's Hollywood Studios. Step out of Orlando with an excursion to The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in Anaheim--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, take in a show at Happily Ever After Fireworks, find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, and get your game on at The Escape Game Orlando.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando road trip tool .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Orlando is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Johannesburg to Orlando, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Orlando, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Orlando

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

1
night
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stroll around Elizabeth Park, examine the collection at Greenfield Village, then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, and finally admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Detroit trip tool .

Getting from Orlando to Detroit by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Orlando in August, with highs in Detroit at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to West Lafayette.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Dearborn, Elizabeth Park
Highlights from your plan
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Elizabeth Park ©
Elizabeth Park
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

1
night
West Lafayette

West Lafayette ©
West Lafayette is a city in Wabash Township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States, about 65mi northwest of the state capital of Indianapolis and 103mi southeast of Chicago. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): gain insight at Purdue University, then identify plant and animal life at Lilly Nature Center, and then admire the landmark architecture of Samara House.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the West Lafayette trip itinerary website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Detroit to West Lafayette. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in West Lafayette

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Lilly Nature Center ©
Lilly Nature Center
Samara House ©
Samara House
Purdue University ©
Purdue University

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego. On the next day, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner .

Explore your travel options from West Lafayette to San Diego with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from West Lafayette in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Diego, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): discover the magic at Disneyland Park and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip planner .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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 22nd (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and then contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): look for gifts at Exploratorium and then walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

1
night
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Center for Civil and Human Rights and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center, then immerse yourself in nature at Chastain Park, and then have some family-friendly fun at Bad Axe Throwing.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Atlanta trip planning website .

You can fly from San Francisco to Atlanta in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. In August, Atlanta is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trip

Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center
Highlights from your plan
Bad Axe Throwing ©
Bad Axe Throwing
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center ©
Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center

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