24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Miami
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Columbus
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

9
nights
Miami

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Lauderdale Beach (in Fort Lauderdale) and Everglades National Park (Shark Valley, Pineland Trail, & more). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami day trip planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Miami is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Miami. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Miami, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Coral Gables, Fort Lauderdale Beach
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Food Tours
Shark Valley ©
Shark Valley
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

3
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.
On the 23rd (Mon), make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park and then make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Hollywood Studios. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): make a trip to Tree of Life, make an unforgettable trip to Avatar Flight of Passage, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando route maker app .

Traveling by flight from Miami to Orlando takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect little chillier evenings in Orlando when traveling from Miami in December, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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Disney's Hollywood Studios ©
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Avatar Flight of Passage ©
Avatar Flight of Passage
Balloon Rides

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and then admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, then examine the collection at RCA Studio B, then see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and finally wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nashville trip itinerary site .

Fly from Orlando to Nashville in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Orlando in December, expect Nashville to be colder, temps between 13°C and 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©

2
nights
Columbus

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Ohio Statehouse, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then admire the natural beauty at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and finally wander the streets of Easton Town Center. On your second day here, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then explore and take pictures at Ohio Stadium, and then engage your brain at Center of Science and Industry (COSI).

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Columbus attractions planner .

Getting from Nashville to Columbus by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nashville to Columbus, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nashville in December, expect Columbus to be a bit cooler, temps between 7°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Columbus

Museums Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Zipline
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Zipline
Room Escape Games
Ohio Stadium ©
Ohio Stadium

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Princeton (Princeton University & Princeton University Art Museum), Grounds For Sculpture (in Hamilton) and Washington Crossing Historic Park (in Washington Crossing). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, contemplate the waterfront views at New York Harbor, get a sense of history and politics at Brooklyn Municipal Building, and contemplate the long history of Governors Island National Monument.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New York City holiday maker tool .

You can fly from Columbus to New York City in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Columbus in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Brooklyn, Asbury Park, Princeton, Grounds For Sculpture, Washington Crossing Historic Park
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Brooklyn Botanic Garden ©
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
New York Harbor ©
New York Harbor

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