59 days in United States Itinerary

59 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Johannesburg
+3
Train + Foot + Fly + Bus:  21 h 45 min
1
Washington DC
— 8 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
New York City
— 8 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 15 min
5
Branson
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 30 min
6
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
7
Los Angeles
— 9 nights
Fly:  4 h
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
9
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  3 h
10
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
11
Orlando, Florida
— 7 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
12
Key West
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  24 h
End: Johannesburg

8
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes U.S. Naval Academy, United States Capitol, Library of Congress, and other attractions you added. Washington National Cathedral and Capitol Hill will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and Madame Tussauds DC. Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg--about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, contemplate the long history of President Lincoln's Cottage, and pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to Washington DC is an approximately 22- hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Washington DC. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, expect Washington DC to be cooler, temps between 12°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

U.S. Naval Academy, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Arlington National Cemetery, Gettysburg National Military Park
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 28:
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
National Constitution Center has been added to your itinerary. On the 29th (Sun), hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, examine the collection at National Constitution Center, then steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, and then pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center.

To find out how to plan a trip to Philadelphia, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

8
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.
9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Great Neck Steppingstone Park in Great Neck--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, make a trip to Empire State Building, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and steep yourself in history at Ellis Island.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New York City travel route planner.

Take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Great Neck Steppingstone Park
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 7:
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 8th (Wed), try your luck at Horseshoe Hammond, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then don't miss a visit to Millennium Park. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with The Magnificent Mile, contemplate the long history of Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, and then browse the exhibits of Chicago Cultural Center.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Chicago visit site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 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. In January, Chicago is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 0°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Branson.

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Oak Park, Horseshoe Hammond
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace

3
nights
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Get some cultural insight at Stone Hill Winery and Titanic Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wilderness Chapel and Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Get out of town with these interesting Branson side-trips: Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World (in Springfield) and Eureka Springs (Quicksilver Gallery & Thorncrown Chapel). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Branson Landing, stop by Historic Downtown Branson, and get great views at 165 Scenic Overlook.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Branson attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Chicago to Branson in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in January: high temperatures in Branson hover around 8°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Branson

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Eureka Springs, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church ©
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum
Quicksilver Gallery ©
Quicksilver Gallery

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Golden Gate Bridge and Union Square. Exploratorium and de Young Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Sonoma to see Sonoma Coast State Beach about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach, wander the streets of The Embarcadero, and look for all kinds of wild species at Fort Funston National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel planning tool.

Do a combination of car and flight from Branson to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Branson in January, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Sonoma Coast State Beach
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

9
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.
You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and California Science Center. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Grove and Annenberg Space for Photography. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (The Disney Gallery & Disneyland Park) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, view the masterpieces at Hauser & Wirth, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and wander the streets of Angelino Heights Historic Area.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat 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 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Two Rodeo Drive
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
The Strip and The Neon Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at The Mob Museum and Nostalgia Street Rods. The adventure continues: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, and take an in-depth tour of Titanic.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip website.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in January: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

4
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 cultural insight at Garden District and The National WWII Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Louis Cathedral and St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to French Quarter, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, wander the streets of Frenchmen Street, and get to know the fascinating history of Royal Street.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read New Orleans trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 3:
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Get some historical perspective at Centennial Olympic Park and Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. National Center for Civil and Human Rights and World of Coca-Cola will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Fox Theatre, admire the natural beauty at Atlanta Botanical Garden, examine the collection at High Museum of Art, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from New Orleans to Atlanta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Atlanta, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola
National Center for Civil and Human Rights ©
National Center for Civil and Human Rights
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site ©

7
nights
Orlando, Florida

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Stetson Mansion and Thornton Park. Do your shopping at The Mall at Millenia and Orlando Farmers Market. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Discovery Cove, find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, and laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Orlando online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Atlanta to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Atlanta in February, with highs in Orlando at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Winter Park, Stetson Mansion
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art ©
Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove

2
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, then view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Alan S. Maltz Gallery.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West road trip site.

Fly from Orlando to Key West in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in February, Key West is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Historic Sites Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
7 Artists & Friends Gallery ©
7 Artists & Friends Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

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