24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 6 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
+3
Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Orlando, Florida
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Johannesburg

6
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like American Museum of Natural History and Ellis Island. Step out of the city life by going to Bronx Zoo and Central Park Zoo. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and get great views at Top of the Rock.

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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 when traveling from Johannesburg to New York City is minus 7 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Johannesburg in December: high temperatures in New York City hover around 10°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

2
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.
On the 22nd (Sun), steep yourself in history at Georgetown University.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC journey builder website .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Washington DC are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites
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Georgetown University ©
Georgetown University

5
nights
Orlando, Florida

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Stetson Mansion and Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. Get in touch with nature at Discovery Cove and Disney's Animal Kingdom. Explore Orlando's surroundings by going to Titusville (Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum & NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex) and Harry and Hariette Moore Memorial Park (in Mims). Have a day of magic on the 23rd (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 27th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's more to do: discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks and have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, Orlando is much hotter than Washington DC - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Harry and Hariette Moore Memorial Park, Stetson Mansion, Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
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Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

2
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 29th (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, then engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Kemah Boardwalk, take in the history at San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, and then stroll through Houston Zoo.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Houston trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Orlando to Houston in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Houston is minus 1 hour. In December, Houston is little chillier than Orlando - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, get your game on at AxeHole, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, and explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Las Vegas sightseeing tool .

Getting from Houston to Las Vegas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Las Vegas is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Houston in December; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 16°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

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