34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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34 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  24​h
1
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
2
San Antonio
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
9
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to Alan S. Maltz Gallery or Sunset Celebration. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, stop by Rock House Masterpieces, and view the masterpieces at Key West Pottery.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Key West online journey planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Key West is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Key West. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Key West. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
Sunset Celebration ©
Sunset Celebration
Rock House Masterpieces ©
Rock House Masterpieces

1
day
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take a stroll around Tower of the Americas, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then view the masterpieces at Blue Star Contemporary, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Antonio route planner.

You can fly from Key West to San Antonio in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Key West in December: highs in San Antonio hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Antonio

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Tower of the Americas ©
Tower of the Americas
Blue Star Contemporary ©
Blue Star Contemporary

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.
On the 16th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, make a trip to Powell Point, and stop by Canyon Village Marketplace.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online journey builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Antonio to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from San Antonio in December: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 8°C and lows are around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Strip and The Forum Shops at Caesars. Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, look for gifts at Barneys New York, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas attractions planning tool .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; 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 somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 16°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian ©
The Forum Shops at Caesars ©
The Forum Shops at Caesars

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.
For shopping fun, head to Santa Monica Farmers Market or Montana Avenue. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Bergamot Station). Pack the 23rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, shop like a local with Two Rodeo Drive, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Las Vegas - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Bergamot Station ©
Bergamot Station
The Grove ©
The Grove

4
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.
On the 27th (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome, and admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

Plan a Yosemite National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, things will get colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 9°C and lows about -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area ©
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Squarefor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market ©
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 3rd (Fri), browse the range of quality goods at Nordstrom, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally stop by Elliott Bay Book Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, take a stroll through Pioneer Square, and then browse the range of quality goods at Nordstrom Rack.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Seattle day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, Seattle is a bit cooler than San Francisco - with highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Elliott Bay Book Company ©
Elliott Bay Book Company

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Fifth Avenue or Chelsea Market. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, go for a walk through The High Line, and get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Girlfriend NYC.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Seattle to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to New York City is 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Seattle in January, with highs in New York City at 5°C and lows at -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
Tiffany & Co. ©
Tiffany & Co.

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