27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  29​h
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  12​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + foot:  8​h 30​min
5
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Cape Town

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.
Getty Center The Publications and Santa Monica Pier are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

Cape Town, South Africa to Los Angeles is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Cape Town in December, expect Los Angeles to be a bit cooler, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get great views at Twin Peaks and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, and then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bright Angel Trail and Rim Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, get great views at Yaki Point, and examine the collection at Kolb Studio.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. In December, Grand Canyon National Park is cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 7°C and lows of -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Valley of Fire State Park and Paris Las Vegas. The Strip and Titanic are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fire Island National Seashore and Brook Hollow Winery LLC. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to William Floyd Estate (in Mastic Beach) and Franklin Hill Vineyards (in Nazareth). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, don't miss a visit to Fifth Avenue, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to New York City in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, you will find days in New York City are slightly colder (11°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fire Island National Seashore, William Floyd Estate, Brook hollow winery, Franklin Hill Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Stetson Mansion and Madame Tussauds. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and Enterprise Heritage Center and Museum. Pack the 5th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Next up on the itinerary: laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks and get in on the family fun at SeaWorld Orlando.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Orlando attractions planning site .

Getting from New York City to Orlando by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in January, with highs in Orlando at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stetson Mansion, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Enterprise Heritage Center and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lincoln Road and Art Deco Historic District. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ocean Drive and Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. When in Miami, make a side trip to see Bonnet House Museum & Gardens in Fort Lauderdale, approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at South Beach, admire the masterpieces at Pérez Art Museum Miami, don't miss a visit to Bayside Marketplace, and take a stroll through Wynwood.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Miami driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and tram from Orlando to Miami takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Orlando in January, with highs in Miami at 29°C and lows at 20°C. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Bonnet House Museum and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Wynwood Walls ©
Wynwood Walls
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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