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:  18​h 45​min
1
Atlanta
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Salida
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Durango
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Cody
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
8
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 16th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Stone Mountain Park and then steep yourself in history at Centennial Olympic Park. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pine Mountain Recreation Area.

Plan my day in Atlanta using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Atlanta is an approximately 19-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, you will find days in Atlanta are colder (17°C), and nights are slightly colder (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Pine Mountain Recreation Area, Stone Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola

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.
Get outdoors at Valley of Fire State Park and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Wynn Las Vegas and Las Vegas Downtown. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, then steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, and finally learn about winemaking at The Wine Spot. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Santo Nino Chapel and then take in breathtaking views at Bandelier National Monument.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe online tour planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Santa Fe by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to Santa Fe, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in December, with highs in Santa Fe at 8°C and lows at -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Salida.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Santo Nino Chapel, Bandelier National Monument
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Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

2
nights
Salida

Salida ©
The City of Salida is a Statutory City that is the county seat and most populous city of Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then hit the slopes at Monarch Mountain. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at The Maverick Potter LLC., view the masterpieces at The Bungled Jungle, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Elevation Beer Company, and finally learn about winemaking at Vino Salida Wine Cellars.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Salida trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Santa Fe to Salida in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. In December in Salida, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Durango.

Things to do in Salida

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Elevation Beer Company
Highlights from your plan
Monarch Mountain ©
Monarch Mountain
Elevation Beer Company ©
Elevation Beer Company
Vino Salida Wine Cellars ©
Vino Salida Wine Cellars

2
nights
Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Columba Catholic Church, then explore and take pictures at Durango Snowbike Experience, and then sample the fine beverages at Durango Craft Spirits. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, do a tasting at Four Leaves Winery, view the masterpieces at Scenic Aperture Gallery, then explore the world behind art at Earthen Vessel Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Toh-Atin Gallery.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read our Durango tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Salida to Durango takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Salida in December, Durango is little chillier at night with lows of -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Durango

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Toh-Atin Gallery ©
Toh-Atin Gallery
Four Leaves Winery ©
Four Leaves Winery

1
night
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Lee's Tees, look for gifts at Yippy I-O Candy Company, look for gifts at The Jackson Hole Toy Store, take in the exciting artwork at Mangelsen Images of Nature, then contemplate the waterfront views at Teton Point Turnout, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jackson Lake Overlook.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Jackson Hole trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Durango to Jackson Hole in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Durango in December; daily highs in Jackson Hole reach -3°C and lows reach -16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cody.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Mangelsen Images of Nature ©
Mangelsen Images of Nature
Jackson Lake Overlook ©
Jackson Lake Overlook

2
nights
Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Beartooth Basin, look for gifts at Cowtown Candy Company, and then take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Dead Indian Summit Overlook, take an in-depth tour of Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Plains Indian, and finally do a tasting at Buffalo Jump Winery, LLC.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cody trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Cody takes 4.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Jackson Hole in December, with highs in Cody at 1°C and lows at -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Highlights from your plan
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Dead Indian Summit Overlook ©
Dead Indian Summit Overlook

2
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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fifth Avenue. Step out of New York City to go to Patchogue and see Fire Island National Seashore, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, make a trip to Times Square, and admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City attractions planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cody to New York City in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Cody to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cody in December: highs in New York City hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Fire Island National Seashore
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Frick Collection ©
Frick Collection

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