36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Durban
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Sedona
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
10
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
12
Honolulu
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Durban

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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 a sense of the local culture at 9/11 Memorial and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. The Met Cloisters and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take a memorable tour with Tours, examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, and admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planner.

Durban, South Africa to New York City is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Durban to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durban in July, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Fort Lauderdale Beach and Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wynwood Walls and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: Hollywood Beach (in Hollywood) and Swim with Dolphins (in Key Largo). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Miami tour planning website .

Getting from New York City to Miami by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in July, Miami is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Key Largo, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Hollywood Beach, Fort Lauderdale Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park ©
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Hollywood Beach ©
Hollywood Beach

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Take a break from the city and head to Lakefront Trail and Grand Mere State Park. The Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Science and Industry will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk, admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center, take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, and engage your brain at Field Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chicago trip itinerary builder site .

Fly from Miami to Chicago in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Miami in July; daily highs in Chicago reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Grand Mere State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum

3
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.
Do your shopping at Denver Botanic Gardens and Images of Rocky Mountain National Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum and Hotel de Paris Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Estes Park (Horseback Riding Tours & Off-Road Tours) and Summit Lake Park (in Idaho Springs). There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Mount Evans Scenic Byway, engage your brain at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, and steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Denver road trip planning app .

Fly from Chicago to Denver in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, plan for little chillier nights in Denver, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Estes Park, Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, Summit Lake Park, Hotel de Paris Museum
Highlights from your plan
Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum ©
Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum
Molly Brown House Museum ©
Molly Brown House Museum
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Get outdoors at Maroon Bells and Hanging Lake Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Independence Pass and Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. Step out of Aspen to go to Glenwood Springs and see River Rafting & Tubing, which is approximately 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through The John Denver Sanctuary.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Aspen day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Denver to Aspen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Denver in July, things will get little chillier in Aspen: highs are around 32°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Glenwood Springs
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
River Rafting & Tubing

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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.
On the 1st (Mon), see Off-Road Tours, explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Page trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Page takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Aspen in July, expect nights in Page to be warmer, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 43°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Photography Tours
Off-Road Tours

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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.
Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bright Angel Trail and Bar 10 Ranch Activities. There's still lots to do: trek along North Kaibab Trail and explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park journey planning website .

Getting from Page to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in August, things will get a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 31°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Take a break from the city and head to Cathedral Rock and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Step off the beaten path and head to Oak Creek Canyon and Spas. Change things up with these side-trips from Sedona: Flagstaff (Wupatki National Monument & Walnut Canyon National Monument). It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sedona trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 37°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Flagstaff
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument

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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.
You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Santa Monica State Beach. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Dana Point--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Bay.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planning app .

Getting from Sedona to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Sedona to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sedona in August: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 11th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Meeks Bay Beach, kick back and relax at Baldwin Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kiva Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe road trip app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Los Angeles to South Lake Tahoe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect colder evenings in South Lake Tahoe when traveling from Los Angeles in August, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Meeks Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Muir Woods National Monument and Walt Disney Family Museum. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Marin Headlands. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Presidio of San Francisco, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, stroll through Lands End, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. When traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Presidio of San Francisco ©
Presidio of San Francisco

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Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Step off the beaten path and head to Battleship Missouri Memorial and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get some cultural insight at Iolani Palace and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park, Skydiving, & more), Lanikai Beach (in Kailua) and Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Sharks Cove, get engrossed in the history at Queen Emma Summer Palace, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Koko Crater Railway Trail.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Honolulu takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Sharks Cove, Byodo-In Temple
Highlights from your plan
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Shark Diving
Scuba & Snorkeling

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