22 days in United States, Paris & Tokyo Itinerary

22 days in United States, Paris & Tokyo Itinerary

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22 days in United States, Paris & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  11​h 45​min
2
New York City, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Orlando, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
4
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

5
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: L'adresse gourmande (in Les Clayes-sous-Bois) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to Paris, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, things will get cooler in Paris: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees
Le Marais ©
Le Marais

5
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.
Shop till you drop at Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co.. And it doesn't end there: walk around Central Park, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New York City road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Paris to New York City takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to New York City is minus 6 hours. In December, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Shopping
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
Tiffany & Co. ©
Tiffany & Co.

5
nights
Orlando, United States

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.
Head to The Mall at Millenia and Plant Street Marketfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort, admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, get your game on at Nomadic, and laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Orlando trip site .

You can fly from New York City to Orlando in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, Orlando is much hotter than New York City - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Winter Garden, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
The Mall at Millenia ©
The Mall at Millenia
Plant Street Market ©
Plant Street Market

4
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Head to Art Jeunesse Akihabara and B-side Label, Harajukufor some retail therapy. When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Joinus Terrace Futamatagawa in Yokohama, approximately 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo online day trip planner .

Getting from Orlando to Tokyo by flight takes about 18.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Orlando to Tokyo. Traveling from Orlando in December, things will get colder in Tokyo: highs are around 14°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Joinus Terrace Futamatagawa
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Art Jeunesse Akihabara ©
Art Jeunesse Akihabara
Ginza ©
Ginza
B-side Label, Harajuku ©
B-side Label, Harajuku

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