28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  29​h
1
Denver
— 6 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 16 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
4
New York City
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  19​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

6
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Get in touch with nature at Winter Park Resort and Arapahoe Basin. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hotel de Paris Museum and Benson Park Sculpture Garden. Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Rocky Mountain National Park (Wild Basin Area & Hallett Peak). The adventure continues: ski along the peaceful trails at Cherry Creek State Park, contemplate the long history of Dinosaur Ridge, wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, and get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Denver trip itinerary builder app .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Denver is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in January, expect Denver to be cooler, temps between 7°C and -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Denver

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Winter Park Resort, Arapahoe Basin, Hotel de Paris Museum, Dinosaur Ridge
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Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort
Hallett Peak ©
Hallett Peak
Arapahoe Basin ©
Arapahoe Basin

16
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Step off the beaten path and head to Castello di Amorosa and Muir Woods National Monument. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Santa Rosa (Safari West & Laguna de Santa Rosa), Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Foothill Regional Park (in Windsor). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, look for all kinds of wild species at Bolinas Lagoon, admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, and kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip builder .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Denver to San Francisco in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Denver to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Denver in January, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Fremont, Hayward, Santa Rosa, Inverness, Pacifica
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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 7th (Thu): examine the collection at The Getty Center and then get a taste of life in the country at Running Horse Ranch. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then stroll through Crystal Cove.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles holiday builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in February, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Crystal Cove, Running Horse Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Running Horse Ranch ©
Running Horse Ranch
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Teatown Lake Reservation, then grab your bike and head to Hook Mountain State Park, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for New York City using our trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to New York City. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in February: high temperatures in New York City hover around 9°C and lows are around -1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in New York City

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Hook Mountain State Park, Teatown Lake Reservation, Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Hook Mountain State Park ©
Hook Mountain State Park
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Teatown Lake Reservation ©
Teatown Lake Reservation

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