20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  27 h
1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  8 h 45 min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  11 h 30 min
3
Stateline
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Sacramento
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  30 h
End: Johannesburg

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Safari West (in Santa Rosa) and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach). There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at de Young Museum, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to San Francisco is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in October, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Safari West, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

6
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 Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will appreciate Tusayan Museum and Kolb Studio. There's still lots to do: trek along Rim Trail, stroll through North Kaibab Trail, stop by Canyon Village Marketplace, and take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park vacation site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 0°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Stateline.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
nights
Stateline

Stateline ©
Stateline is a census-designated place (CDP) on the east shore of Lake Tahoe in Douglas County, Nevada, United States. On the 17th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Pope Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Van Sickle Bi-State Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Stateline route website .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Stateline in 11.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Stateline. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: highs in Stateline hover around 19°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sacramento.

Things to do in Stateline

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

South Lake Tahoe
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Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach

2
nights
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Get some cultural insight at California State Railroad Museum and Amador 360 Winery Collective. Visiting West Coast Falconry and Beals Point will get you outdoors. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Effie Yeaw Nature Center.

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Traveling by car from Stateline to Sacramento takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Stateline in October, you will find days in Sacramento are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are much hotter (12°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

West Coast Falconry, Amador 360 Winery Collective, Beals Point, Effie Yeaw Nature Center
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West Coast Falconry ©
West Coast Falconry
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Effie Yeaw Nature Center ©
Effie Yeaw Nature Center

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