54 days in United States Itinerary

54 days in United States Itinerary

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54 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Miami
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h
4
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Branson
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
10
Mount Vernon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
11
Annapolis
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
12
Washington DC
— 13 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
13
Philadelphia
— Few hours
Train:  1​h 45​min
14
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

1
day
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.
On the 14th (Fri), walk around Lincoln Road, get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, and then kick back and relax at South Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Miami road trip planning tool .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Miami is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. In February, daily temperatures in Miami can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Miami Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
South Beach ©
South Beach

3
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, fun & games, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Discovery Cove, make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, have some family-friendly fun at Nomadic, and test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Orlando.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Orlando trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Miami to Orlando takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Miami in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Orlando, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
St James Roman Catholic Cathedral ©
St James Roman Catholic Cathedral

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 18th (Tue), see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, then admire the landmark architecture of Fox Theatre, and then find something for the whole family at SKYVIEW Atlanta.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Atlanta trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Orlando to Atlanta by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Orlando in February; daily highs in Atlanta reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Atlanta

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola

5
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Garden District and Nottoway Plantation. Visit French Quarter and St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie (about 1h 05 min away). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, steep yourself in history at Gallier House, wander the streets of Royal Street, and stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planning site .

Do a combination of flight and car from Atlanta to New Orleans in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Atlanta in February, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Oak Alley Plantation, Nottoway Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and The Neon Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Valley of Fire State Park in Overton (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in February: highs in Las Vegas hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Grace Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at Golden Gate Bridge and Sapphire Hill Winery. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa) and B Cellars Vineyards and Winery (in Oakville). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through Chinatown, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Sapphire Hill Winery, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Hollywood Walk of Fame are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Art District. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online day trip planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Branson.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

1
day
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
On the 12th (Thu), get great views at 165 Scenic Overlook, learn about winemaking at Stone Hill Winery, then take an in-depth tour of Titanic Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.

Plan trip to Branson with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Branson takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Branson is 2 hours. In March, Branson is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 17°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Branson

Museums Wineries Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church ©
Stone Hill Winery ©
Stone Hill Winery
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 13th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then steep yourself in history at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Chicago trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Branson to Chicago in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Branson in March; daily highs in Chicago reach 8°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mount Vernon.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Oak Park
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio ©
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

1
night
Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon ©
Mount Vernon is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. On the 14th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Birthplace National Monument, admire the striking features of George Washington's Mount Vernon, and then contemplate the long history of George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Vernon trip maker website .

Fly from Chicago to Mount Vernon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Mount Vernon. Traveling from Chicago in March, you will find days in Mount Vernon are somewhat warmer (13°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Annapolis.

Things to do in Mount Vernon

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
George Washington's Mount Vernon ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon

3
nights
Annapolis

Annapolis ©
Capital of the United States for one year from 1783 to 1784, Annapolis has played a vital role in U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): browse the fresh offerings at Diehl's Produce Market, wander the streets of Annapolis Historic District, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Naval Academy, steep yourself in history at Hammond-Harwood House, then ponder the world of politics at Maryland State House, and finally stroll around Susan Campbell Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Annapolis trip planner .

You can drive from Mount Vernon to Annapolis in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Annapolis

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Diehl's Produce Market
Highlights from your plan
Maryland State House ©
Maryland State House
U.S. Naval Academy ©
U.S. Naval Academy
Hammond-Harwood House ©
Hammond-Harwood House

13
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.
National Gallery of Art and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Washington National Cathedral and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Frederick (McClintock Distilling & Dragon Distillery, LLC), Big Cork Vineyards (in Rohrersville) and Gettysburg (Eisenhower National Historic Site & Gettysburg National Military Park). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, take an in-depth tour of Newseum, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip app .

Getting from Annapolis to Washington DC by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Washington DC are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Alexandria, Frederick, Arlington, RdV Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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hours
Philadelphia

Philadelphia
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Brandywine River Museum of Art and Ephrata Cloister. Your inner history buff will appreciate Valley Forge National Historical Park and Liberty Bell Center. Go for a jaunt from Philadelphia to Kennett Square to see Longwood Gardens about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Society Hill, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, steep yourself in history at Powel House, and shop like a local with Rittenhouse Square.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Washington DC to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Nightlife Fun & Games

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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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and Trinity Church for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Times Square and Fifth Avenue. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Chapel, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the New York City day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square

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