22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Durban
Fly:  29​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Durban

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. You'll get in some beach time at Baker Beach and Fort Funston National Park. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Union Square, and examine the collection at de Young Museum.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco itinerary planner.

Durban, South Africa to San Francisco is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. In April, San Francisco is slightly colder than Durban - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
City Lights Booksellers ©
City Lights Booksellers

4
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.
Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Get in touch with nature at Hermosa Beach Pier and Santa Monica Bay. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Manhattan Beach and see Manhattan Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cabrillo Beach, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach, examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: highs in Los Angeles hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

4
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.
Head to Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studiofor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. On the 7th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's more to do: trek along Rim Trail and examine the collection at Kolb Studio.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): look for gifts at Rick's Restorations and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Barneys New York, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes, then shop like a local with The Strip, and finally admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are much warmer (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC holiday planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to Washington DC in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

3
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 Kalustyan's. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art, see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip builder.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in May: highs in New York City hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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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