25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  10​h
5
Saratoga Springs
— 1 day
+3
bus + Fly + bus + train:  4​h 15​min
6
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
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.
Have a day of magic on the 10th (Sat) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 9th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort and discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Orlando online trip builder .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Orlando is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Orlando. When traveling from Johannesburg in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Orlando, with highs around 39°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Beaches
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

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 15th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, and put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

Before you visit Los Angeles, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Orlando to Los Angeles in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. In August, Los Angeles is slightly colder than Orlando - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

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

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco itinerary planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

5
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, stroll around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saratoga Springs.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

1
day
Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Springs ©
Named for the restorative mineral springs in the area, Saratoga Springs began its life as a resort town.
On the 28th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Moreau Lake State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Saratoga Spa State Park.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Saratoga Springs visit website .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Saratoga Springs takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Saratoga Springs is 3 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for much warmer nights in Saratoga Springs, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Saratoga Springs

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Moreau Lake State Park
Highlights from your plan
Saratoga Spa State Park ©
Saratoga Spa State Park
Moreau Lake State Park ©
Moreau Lake State Park

3
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at White House, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Saratoga Springs to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Saratoga Springs in August: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 36°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

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