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
— 10 nights
2
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Baltimore
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 9 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Branson
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
10
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h
11
Atlanta
— 2 nights
12
Orlando
— 12 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

10
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.
You've added National Building Museum, DC Tours By Tim, George Washington's Mount Vernon, and other attractions to your itinerary. National Gallery of Art and Washington National Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Air and Space Museum and National Museum of African American History and Culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Copper Fox Distillery (in Sperryville), James Madison's Montpelier (in Montpelier Station) and Riversdale House Museum (in Riverdale Park). There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, and appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC sightseeing app .

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. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, expect Washington DC to be cooler, temps between 12°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Arlington, James Madison's Montpelier, Old Town, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Copper Fox Distillery
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 26:
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 27th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and finally pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center. On your second day here, browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, and then wander the streets of Society Hill.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip itinerary builder tool .

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can take a train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

2
nights
Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
You've now added US Naval Academy Walking Tour to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get the lay of the land with US Naval Academy Walking Tour and then take a stroll through Annapolis Historic District. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Fell's Point, then take a stroll through Inner Harbor, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sagamore Spirit Distillery.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Baltimore trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Baltimore takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Baltimore can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Baltimore

Neighborhoods Tours Parks

Side Trip

Annapolis
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Sagamore Spirit Distillery ©
Sagamore Spirit Distillery
Fell's Point ©
Fell's Point
Inner Harbor ©
Inner Harbor

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.
Head to Fifth Avenue and Chelsea Marketfor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at Times Square and 9/11 Memorial. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner .

Traveling by train from Baltimore to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December in New York City, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 8:
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): try to win big at Horseshoe Hammond, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, then steep yourself in history at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, and then admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in January; daily highs in Chicago reach 0°C and lows reach -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, Horseshoe Hammond
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

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.
Do your shopping at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and Branson Landing. Get a sense of the local culture at Thorncrown Chapel and Historic Downtown Branson. Take a break from Branson with a short trip to Eureka Springs Historical Downtown in Eureka Springs, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum, get your game on at TNT Old Time Photo, take some stellar pictures from 165 Scenic Overlook, and learn about winemaking at Stone Hill Winery.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Branson trip planning tool .

You can fly from Chicago to Branson in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in January, with highs in Branson at 8°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Branson

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Eureka Springs, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Branson Landing ©
Branson Landing
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Exploratorium and Ferry Building Marketplace. Museum-lovers will get to explore SS Jeremiah O'Brien and Cable Car Museum. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of Union Square, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Branson to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Branson to San Francisco is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Branson in January: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
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.
Visit El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Santa Monica Pier for their historical value. Head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and The Grovefor some retail therapy. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take a stroll through Angelino Heights Historic Area, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and get a taste of the local shopping with Montana Avenue.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in January: highs in Los Angeles hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 21:
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.
You'll explore and learn at The Mob Museum and Nostalgia Street Rods. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and Titanic. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Las Vegas road trip planning site .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January, Las Vegas is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon 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.
Garden District and Jackson Square will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at The National WWII Museum and French Quarter. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, stroll the grounds of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, take a stroll through Royal Street, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Frenchmen Street.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can 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, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:
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.
On the 28th (Tue), see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, then explore the world behind art at Center for Civil and Human Rights, and then steep yourself in history at Centennial Olympic Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Atlanta sightseeing planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from New Orleans to Atlanta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Atlanta. Traveling from New Orleans in January, things will get slightly colder in Atlanta: highs are around 13°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola
Center for Civil and Human Rights ©
Center for Civil and Human Rights
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park

12
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.
Shop till you drop at Duncan McClellan Gallery and Jon Hair Monumental Sculpture. NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Timothy's Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Orlando: Stetson Mansion (in DeLand), Cape Canavarel National Cemetery (in Scottsmoor) and Graphi-ko Gallery (in St. Petersburg). Pack the 29th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. Have a day of magic on the 8th (Sat) at Disney's Animal Kingdom. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, browse the different shops at Disney Springs, and stop by The Mall at Millenia.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Orlando trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Atlanta to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Atlanta in January: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Parks

Side Trips

St. Petersburg, NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Stetson Mansion, Cape Canavarel National Cemetery, Timothy's Gallery
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 10:
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Duncan McClellan Gallery ©
Duncan McClellan Gallery

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