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:  19​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Austin
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Disney
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New York City day trip planning tool .

Johannesburg, South Africa to New York City is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 7 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Johannesburg in December: high temperatures in New York City hover around 10°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco visit planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: highs in Los Angeles hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kids will enjoy San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read San Diego trip planner .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planning website .

Getting from San Diego to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in December, expect Las Vegas to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
day
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Mexic-Arte Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Austin trip planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Austin in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Austin, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in December, with highs in Austin at 20°C and lows at 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Disney.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Mexic-Arte Museum ©
Mexic-Arte Museum

1
night
Disney

Disney
Disney is a town in Mayes County, Oklahoma, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Disney/Little Blue Area at Grand Lake State Park.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Disney trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Austin to Disney. In December, Disney is slightly colder than Austin - with highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Disney

Parks Nature Wildlife

2
nights
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and then get your game on at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League. Keep things going the next day: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting and then browse the exhibits of Lotz House Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nashville road trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Disney to Nashville with the Route module. In December, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours

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