39 days in United States Itinerary

39 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  22 h
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  11 h 45 min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
7
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
8
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
9
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg

3
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC journey planning site.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Washington DC is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, things will get cooler in Washington DC: highs are around 12°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington Monument ©
Washington Monument

4
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.
Take a break from Orlando with a short trip to Stetson Mansion in DeLand, about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort, get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Happily Ever After Fireworks, and explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Orlando trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Washington DC to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Washington DC in December, expect Orlando to be much hotter, temps between 29°C and 17°C. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Stetson Mansion, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 9:
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Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

5
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, head outdoors with Bar 10 Ranch Activities, and take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park attractions planner.

Getting from Orlando to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 12 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 2 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in December, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 8°C and lows at -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 14:
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon Village ©
Grand Canyon Village

4
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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, and shop like a local with The Strip.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 16°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Shopping Casinos
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 18:
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Santa Monica Farmers Market in Santa Monica, approximately Santa Monica away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, and admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Norton Simon Museum
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

5
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, hike along Four Mile Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Take a bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 12 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, things will get cooler in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 9°C and lows about -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Mt. Hoffmann ©
Mt. Hoffmann

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and stroll around Crissy Field.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Anchor Brewing Company ©
Anchor Brewing Company
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, make a trip to Millennium Park, get your game on at The Escape Game Chicago, and admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip maker website.

You can fly from San Francisco to Chicago in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of subway and train. Traveling from San Francisco to Chicago, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Francisco, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Chicago, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Ragnarok Axe Throwing ©
Ragnarok Axe Throwing

4
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the New York City tour itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Chicago to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to New York City is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in January, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 5°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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