17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  26​h
1
Disney
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
6
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

1
day
Disney

Disney
Disney is a town in Mayes County, Oklahoma, United States. For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Disney travel planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Disney is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to Disney, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in December, with highs in Disney at 11°C and lows at 0°C. On the 20th (Fri), you'll travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Disney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas road trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Disney to Las Vegas. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Disney to Las Vegas. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Disney in December: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 16°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then take some stellar pictures from Maricopa Point, and finally get great views at Hopi Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, hike along Rim Trail, and then get great views at Powell Point.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 8°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Hopi Point ©
Hopi Point

1
night
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 25th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Getty Center, then partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles visit planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles. In December, Los Angeles is much hotter than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time 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
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Francisco holiday maker app .

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. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

4
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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and make a trip to Grand Central Terminal.

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Getting from San Francisco to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In December, New York City is a bit cooler than San Francisco - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

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

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