18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  26​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
5
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

3
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 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally catch a live performance at Third Street Promenade.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip planning website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Los Angeles is an approximately 26-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and tram; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in May, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Wharf and City Lights Booksellers. There's much more to do: take a stroll through SoMa, shop like a local with Union Square, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Funston National Park, and don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco sightseeing planning site .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. In May, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
On the 13th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Las Vegas online road trip planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in May, with highs in Las Vegas at 36°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
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.
Visiting Canyon Village Marketplace and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, hike along South Kaibab Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

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
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fifth Avenue and Seaport District NYC. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Bronx to see Bronx Zoo about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Times Square, don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the New York City vacation planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much warmer in New York City, with lows of 15°C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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