14 days in United States & Toronto Itinerary

14 days in United States & Toronto Itinerary

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14 days in United States & Toronto Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Toronto, Canada
— 3 nights
ferry + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Chicago, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Washington DC, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

3
nights
Toronto, Canada

Toronto ©
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Toronto: iRange Toronto (in Brampton), Westcott Vineyards (in Jordan) and White Water Walk (in Niagara Falls). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to CN Tower, see the interesting displays at Canadian Fire Fighters Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery of Northumberland - Port Hope, and contemplate the long history of Ireland Park.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Toronto trip builder site .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Toronto is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Johannesburg to Toronto, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, expect Toronto to be colder, temps between 2°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Port Hope, iRange Toronto, Intrepid Park, White Water Walk
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Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum
CN Tower
CN Tower
Hockey Hall of Fame ©
Hockey Hall of Fame

2
nights
Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Chicago, then stop by Blackhawks Store, and finally have some family-friendly fun at BATL-The Backyard Axe Throwing League. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago online holiday planner .

You can fly from Toronto to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Chicago. In December in Chicago, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Fun & Games Parks
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The Escape Game Chicago ©
The Escape Game Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

2
nights
Washington DC, United States

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): examine the collection at Gallaudet University Museum, then learn about all things military at National Guard Memorial Museum, then steep yourself in history at Blair House, and finally stroll around Burke Lake Park. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to S Dillon Ripley Center, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Washington DC. Traveling from Chicago in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 12°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Burke Lake Park, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

4
nights
New York City, United States

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: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, admire all the interesting features of Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, explore the world behind art at The Studio Museum in Harlem, and pause for some photo ops at Bartman Statue.

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Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Marine Park
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Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
Flatiron Building ©
Flatiron Building

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