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:  23​h 15​min
1
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Austin
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Nashville
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Johannesburg

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.
Kids will enjoy Walt Disney World Resort and Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, make an unforgettable trip to Avatar Flight of Passage, get your game on at Nomadic, and admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

To find out how to plan a trip to Orlando, use our trip itinerary maker.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Orlando is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Orlando is minus 7 hours. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Orlando, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Austin, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Texas State Capitol. Keep things going the next day: hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, explore the activities along Barton Springs Pool, and then admire the natural beauty at Zilker Metropolitan Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Austin trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Austin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orlando to Austin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in December, expect Austin to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zilker Metropolitan Park ©
Zilker Metropolitan Park
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©

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.
Attractions like San Diego Zoo and Cabrillo National Monument make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip planner.

You can fly from Austin to San Diego in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Austin in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 12°C in San Diego. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

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
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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disney California Adventure Park about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planning website .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In December in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

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 Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, walk around Golden Gate Park, and contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Francisco online travel planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nashville.

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

1
day
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 19th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and then have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Nashville by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Nashville is 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in December, things will get a bit cooler in Nashville: highs are around 13°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum

3
nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Rocky Top Mountain Coaster and Old Time Photo Number 5. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Dollywood, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Distillery - Barrelhouse, do a tasting at Mill Bridge Winery, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Nashville to Pigeon Forge in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In December in Pigeon Forge, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy, Mount LeConte
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Top Mountain Coaster ©
Rocky Top Mountain Coaster
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

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