22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  26​h
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 11th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles sightseeing planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Los Angeles is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Johannesburg to Los Angeles, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

4
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.
Have a day of magic on the 17th (Thu) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 18th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park, and try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

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

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Orlando takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Orlando is 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in December; daily highs in Orlando reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then ponder the world of politics at White House. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC driving holiday app .

Getting from Orlando to Washington DC by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in December, things will get much colder in Washington DC: highs are around 12°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

6
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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New York City day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in New York City are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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