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:  19​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and American Museum of Natural History. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, go for a walk through Times Square, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planning website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to New York City is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in December; daily highs in New York City reach 10°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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.
Attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Universal's Islands of Adventure make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park, try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks, catch some excitement at The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, and get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Orlando trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Orlando takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Orlando to be much hotter, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Nightlife
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Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

3
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Danger Charters has been added to your itinerary. On the 15th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. Here are some ideas for day two: deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Danger Charters.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Key West online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Key West takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Orlando in December since evenings lows in Key West dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Outdoors Adventure
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Danger Charters ©
Danger Charters

3
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kids will enjoy Island Dolphin Care and South Beach. Step out of Miami with an excursion to Shark Valley Visitor Center in Everglades National Park--about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, steep yourself in history at Barnacle State Historic Site, take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, and enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami visit planner.

You can fly from Key West to Miami in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December in Miami, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Shark Valley Visitor Center, Island Dolphin Care, South Beach, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
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Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
South Beach ©
South Beach
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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