35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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35 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
+2
train + foot + Fly:  26​h
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Washington DC
— 3 nights
5
New York City
— 8 nights
Fly:  10​h
6
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Monument Valley
— 3 nights
Fly:  35​h
End: Johannesburg

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Appreciate the collections at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Annenberg Community Beach House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Malibu (Westward Beach & Nicholas Canyon Beach). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles online day trip planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Los Angeles is an approximately 26-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and tram; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to Los Angeles, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in August: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Malibu
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Visiting Yellowstone National Park and Lamar Valley will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Grand Prismatic Spring and Upper Geyser Basin. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, make a trip to Artist Point, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park tour planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are much colder (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Millennium Park and Fourth Presbyterian Church will appeal to history buffs. The Art Institute of Chicago and Ernest Hemingway Birthplace will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chicago: St. Julian Winery-Union Pier (in Union Pier), Weko Park (in Bridgman) and Hickory Creek Winery (in Buchanan). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Silver Beach County Park, wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, contemplate the long history of Pleasant Home, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bender Park Waterfront.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago tour itinerary builder site .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago by combination of car and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: highs in Chicago hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oak Park, Weko Park, Hawthorn Hollow - Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum, Bender Park Waterfront, Silver Beach County Park
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arlington National Cemetery and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Korean War Veterans Memorial, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC day trip planning website .

Fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Washington DC is 1 hour. In August in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arlington National Cemetery, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Highlights from your plan
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

8
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Museum-lovers will get to explore American Museum of Natural History and Ellis Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Westhampton Beach (Cupsogue Beach County Park & Pike's Beach). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Times Square, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New York City tour website .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. August in New York City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Westhampton Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

2
nights
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Antelope Canyon has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Powell Museum, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and then appreciate the history behind Rainbow Bridge National Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Page journey planning site .

Getting from New York City to Page by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Page, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Page, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lone Rock Beach
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Lone Rock Beach ©
Lone Rock Beach

3
nights
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. On your second day here, examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., then stroll the grounds of Pioneer Cemetery, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To find reviews and more tourist information, use the Monument Valley trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Page to Monument Valley takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Page in August: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 36°C and lows are around 17°C. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Pioneer Cemetery, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Moki Dugway, Navajo National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Navajo National Monument ©
Navajo National Monument

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