60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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60 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Washington DC
— 7 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Mount Vernon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Annapolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 10 nights
Bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Branson
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
8
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
11
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h
12
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
13
Orlando
— 10 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

7
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, Museum of the Bible, Madame Tussauds DC, and other attractions. Popular historic sites such as Washington National Cathedral and National Mall are in your itinerary. National Gallery of Art and National Air and Space Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Catoctin Creek Distillery (in Purcellville) and Desert Rose Ranch & Winery (in Hume). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, contemplate the long history of Georgetown University, get a sense of history and politics at White House, and take a stroll through Georgetown.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary maker tool .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Washington DC is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. In December, Washington DC is cooler than Johannesburg - with highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mount Vernon.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trips

Arlington, Desert Rose Ranch & Winery, Catoctin Creek Distillery
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon ©
Mount Vernon is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. James Madison's Montpelier has been added to your itinerary. On the 27th (Fri), steep yourself in history at James Madison's Montpelier, admire the landmark architecture of George Washington's Mount Vernon, and then contemplate the long history of George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mount Vernon travel website .

You can drive from Washington DC to Mount Vernon in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from Washington DC in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Mount Vernon, with lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Annapolis.

Things to do in Mount Vernon

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

James Madison's Montpelier
Highlights from your plan
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
George Washington's Mount Vernon ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon

2
nights
Annapolis

Annapolis ©
Capital of the United States for one year from 1783 to 1784, Annapolis has played a vital role in U.S.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Haunted Harbor Tours as well as Pennsylvania Dutch Farmer's Market. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Pennsylvania Dutch Farmer's Market, get a sense of history and politics at Maryland State House, then take a stroll through Annapolis Historic District, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Haunted Harbor Tours. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church and then deepen your knowledge of military history at U.S. Naval Academy.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Annapolis travel planner .

Drive from Mount Vernon to Annapolis in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Annapolis

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Maryland State House ©
Maryland State House
U.S. Naval Academy ©
U.S. Naval Academy
Pennsylvania Dutch Farmer's Market ©

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The African American Museum in Philadelphia, National Constitution Center and Eastern State Penitentiary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of National Constitution Center, get engrossed in the history at The African American Museum in Philadelphia, wander the streets of Society Hill, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, then steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, and finally appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip maker .

You can drive from Annapolis to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. December in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Society Hill ©
Society Hill

10
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hush Hip Hop Tours, Park Avenue, Greenwich Village, and other attractions you added. Do some cultural sightseeing at Times Square and Fifth Avenue. 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the New York City online tour planner .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

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

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chicago Detours, Chicago Gangsters and Ghosts Tours and Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, gain interesting insight with Chicago Detours, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Chicago Gangsters and Ghosts Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try your luck at Horseshoe Hammond, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church, and finally admire the striking features of Marquette Building.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago tour planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in January, with highs in Chicago at 0°C and lows at -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Chicago

Tours Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Horseshoe Hammond
Highlights from your plan
Chicago Gangsters and Ghosts Tours ©
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio ©
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

2
nights
Branson

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Thorncrown Chapel and Eureka Springs Historical Downtown are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Branson's surroundings by going to Eureka Springs (Railway Winery @ Trestle 71-7 & Brews). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Lindwedel Winery, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, deepen your understanding of the past and present with The Shepherd Of The Hills, and wander the streets of Historic Downtown Branson.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Branson journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Branson takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in January, with highs in Branson at 8°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Branson

Neighborhoods Spas Tours

Side Trip

Eureka Springs
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Lindwedel Winery ©
Lindwedel Winery

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Infusion as well as San Francisco Love Tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Filbert Street Stairs. Get some cultural insight at Golden Gate Bridge and The Castro. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Sapphire Hill Winery (in Healdsburg) and B Cellars Vineyards and Winery (in Oakville). There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of The Embarcadero, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Branson to San Francisco by combination of car and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Branson to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Branson in January, with highs in San Francisco at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trips

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

6
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.
El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Santa Monica Pier will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, wander the streets of Art District, and catch a movie at California Science Center.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online trip itinerary maker .

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

3
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 some cultural insight at The Strip and The Neon Museum. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in January; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Garden District and Jackson Square. Get some cultural insight at French Quarter and Frenchmen Street. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, wander the streets of Royal Street, and explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.

Find out how to plan New Orleans trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Las Vegas to New Orleans by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire the striking features of Fox Theatre, then steep yourself in history at 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, see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, and then find something for the whole family at SKYVIEW Atlanta.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Atlanta trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from New Orleans to Atlanta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Atlanta due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Atlanta, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Atlanta

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

10
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.
You've now added Epcot to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Stetson Mansion and City Hall. Pack the 6th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Have a day of magic on the 9th (Sun) at Magic Kingdom Park. The adventure continues: try out the rides at Discovery Cove, identify plant and animal life at Disney's Animal Kingdom, tee off at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, and make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip itinerary builder app .

Fly from Atlanta to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta in February, expect Orlando to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 15°C. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Fri).

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Stetson Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

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