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
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
6
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, then stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary site .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Los Angeles. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

4
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Get outdoors at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Taft Point. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mono Pass Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, and explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Los Angeles in June since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. Visiting Alcatraz Island and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and wander the streets of SoMa.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip builder .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 7th (Sun), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get in touch with nature at Yellowstone Lake and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, explore and take pictures at Artist Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in July: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read New York City day trip app .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, you will find days in New York City are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are warmer (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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