38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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38 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Fort Lauderdale
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Las Vegas
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Seattle
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Washington DC
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
New York City
— 9 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

5
nights
Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale ©
Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
Venture out of the city with trips to Miami Beach (South Beach, Art Deco Historic District, & more), Everglades National Park (Osceola panthers, Shark Valley Visitor Center, & more) and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (in Coral Gables). And it doesn't end there: have fun at Lock & Load Miami, see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove, see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and get your game on at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Fort Lauderdale.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Fort Lauderdale trip planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Fort Lauderdale is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Fort Lauderdale, with lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Miami Beach, Miami, iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Fort Lauderdale, Spiegel Grove
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail

8
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton). There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and shop like a local with The Strip.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Fort Lauderdale to Las Vegas takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in December, expect Las Vegas to be cooler, temps between 16°C and 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Mount Ellinor (in Olympic National Park), Whidbey Island Distillery (in Langley) and Washington State History Museum (in Tacoma). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Seattle travel route planner .

Fly from Las Vegas to Seattle in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Bellevue Botanical Garden, Washington State History Museum, Mount Ellinor, Whidbey Island Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Whidbey Island Distillery ©
Whidbey Island Distillery
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

6
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.
Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Gettysburg (Victorian Photography Studio, Gettysburg National Military Park, & more), Little Library (in Vienna) and Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience (in Frederick). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Washington DC in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Washington DC is 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Little Library, Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

9
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, make a trip to Times Square, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City day trip planning website .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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