18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Port Elizabeth
Fly:  20​h
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Port Elizabeth

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: go for a walk through Central Park, explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and make a trip to Times Square.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read New York City trip planner .

Port Elizabeth, South Africa to New York City is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Elizabeth to New York City is minus 7 hours. In December, New York City is colder than Port Elizabeth - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums 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

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
On the 17th (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Washington DC day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in Washington DC sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©

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, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip maker site .

You can fly from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in December: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

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

3
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.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, shop like a local with The Strip, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas online travel planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in December, Las Vegas is a bit cooler at night with lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, fun & games, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Hollywood Studios, get your game on at Nomadic, and explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Orlando trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Orlando in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to Orlando, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect Orlando to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 17°C. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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