51 days in United States Itinerary

51 days in United States Itinerary

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51 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  29​h
1
San Jose
— 24 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Calistoga
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Monterey
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  11​h
5
New York City
— 4 nights
foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Johannesburg

24
nights
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Jose: Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz Wharf, West Cliff Drive, & more), Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (in Felton) and Morgan Hill (Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve, Pop Up Park, & more). The adventure continues: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Stanford University, admire the natural beauty at Hidden Villa Farm, explore and take pictures at Palos Verdes Scenic Drive, and cruise along Salinas Valley.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Jose trip planning site .

Johannesburg, South Africa to San Jose is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Johannesburg to San Jose due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in January, you will find days in San Jose are cooler (19°C), and nights are slightly colder (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Mountain View, Palo Alto, California, Morgan Hill
Highlights from your plan
Municipal Rose Garden ©
Municipal Rose Garden
Stanford University ©
Stanford University
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park ©
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Union Square, get great views at Twin Peaks, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco vacation planner.

You can drive from San Jose to San Francisco in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Calistoga.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
nights
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
When in Calistoga, make a side trip to see Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Sharpsteen Museum, do a tasting at Clos Pegase Winery, stop by Woodhouse Chocolate, and take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful Geyser of California.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Calistoga trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from San Francisco to Calistoga in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Traveling from San Francisco in February, Calistoga is slightly colder at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries Tours Nature

Side Trips

St. Helena, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sharpsteen Museum ©
Sharpsteen Museum

5
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Monterey is known for zoos & aquariums, scenic drive, wildlife, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Point Lobos, meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium, see the interesting displays at Selfieville, and grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail.

Planning Monterey trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Calistoga to Monterey takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Carmel
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our New York City travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Monterey to New York City in 11 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Monterey in February: high temperatures in New York City hover around 9°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New York City

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

2
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.
Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues & Hoover Dam). There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning website .

Fly from New York City to Las Vegas in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in February, with highs in Las Vegas at 21°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Boulder City
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planning tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in February; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 25°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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