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:  27​h
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
5
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 16th (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, then get a taste of the local shopping with City Lights Booksellers, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll around Civic Center, get curious at Exploratorium, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco vacation builder .

Johannesburg, South Africa to San Francisco is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to San Francisco is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg in April, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (22°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 18th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park route maker site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

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 20th (Sat): browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, stop by Barneys New York, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the next day, buy something for everyone on your list at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, then browse the different shops at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, then take a stroll through The Strip, and finally ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Las Vegas trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 9 hours. In April, Las Vegas is much warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 31°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian ©

5
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Step out of the city life by going to Canyon Village Marketplace and Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: trek along South Kaibab Trail, get outside with Bar 10 Ranch Activities, stroll through Widforss Trail, and explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker app .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around -3°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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.
Head to Shopping Girlfriend NYC and Tiffany & Co.for plenty of shopping. Kids will enjoy Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, browse the eclectic array of goods at Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market, and wander the streets of Fifth Avenue.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our New York City day trip tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City is 2 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, New York City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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