23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly + bus:  21​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Miami
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Cape Town

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.
Get some cultural insight at Times Square and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Visit 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City vacation maker app .

Cape Town, South Africa to New York City is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Cape Town in February, expect New York City to be colder, temps between 9°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square

2
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.
On the 26th (Wed), stop by Fishing Bridge General Store, then hike along Natural Bridge Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Back Mountain, and finally take in the natural beauty of Aurum Geyser. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Porcelain Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Beryl Spring, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip site .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of -2°C to lows of -18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Aurum Geyser ©
Aurum Geyser
Elephant Back Mountain ©
Elephant Back Mountain

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Union Square or Exploratorium. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Modus Operandi Cellars (in St. Helena) and Sapphire Hill Winery (in Healdsburg). And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hayes Valley, take a stroll through SoMa, and don't miss a visit to The Embarcadero.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour itinerary maker app .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco by combination of car and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in February, expect San Francisco to be much warmer, temps between 19°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Modus Operandi Cellars, Sapphire Hill Winery
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): shop like a local with Montana Avenue, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, then admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles route planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in March: highs in Los Angeles hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Montana Avenue, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then don't miss a visit to The Strip, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. On the next day, try your luck at New York New York Casino, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then examine the collection at The Neon Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

1
night
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, then examine the collection at Cabildo, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, then wander the streets of Royal Street, and finally see the interesting displays at New Orleans Museum of Art.

Plan trip to New Orleans with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Las Vegas to New Orleans in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in March: highs in New Orleans hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

2
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): appreciate the views at Shark Valley Visitor Center, see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum, stroll through South Beach, then admire the striking features of Art Deco Historic District, and finally explore the world behind art at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Lincoln Road, then take a stroll through Collins Avenue, then admire the masterpieces at Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA), and finally shop like a local with Aventura Mall.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Miami road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Miami takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Miami. Traveling from New Orleans in March, you will find days in Miami are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA), Shark Valley Visitor Center, Aventura Mall
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

4
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Get some cultural insight at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Alan S. Maltz Gallery. Get outdoors at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Bahia Honda State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Key West side-trips: National Key Deer Refuge (in Big Pine Key) and Crane Point Museum & Nature Center (in Marathon). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Dry Tortugas National Park, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, shop like a local with 7 Artists & Friends, and take in the pleasant sights at Key West Garden Club.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Key West trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Miami to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Key West are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Big Pine Key, Crane Point Museum & Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

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