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
— 8 nights
train:  45​min
2
Baltimore
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​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
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Los Angeles
— 5 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
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
12
St. Augustine
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
13
Orlando
— 10 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

8
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Washington National Cathedral, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Arlington National Cemetery, and other attractions you added. Get some cultural insight at National Museum of the Marine Corps and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Popular historic sites such as James Madison's Montpelier and Georgetown University are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Annapolis to see Annapolis Historic District about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

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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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Washington DC. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Johannesburg in December: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 12°C and lows are around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Nightlife Tours

Side Trips

Annapolis Historic District, Arlington National Cemetery, George Washington's Mount Vernon, James Madison's Montpelier, National Museum of the Marine Corps
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Baltimore Ghost Tours, Bite of Baltimore, BMORE Around Town, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Naval Academy, see BMORE Around Town, then see Bite of Baltimore, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Baltimore Ghost Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baltimore Basilica, then sample the fine beverages at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, then enjoy breathtaking views from Washington Monument and Mount Vernon Place, and finally wander the streets of Mount Vernon Cultural District.

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Getting from Washington DC to Baltimore by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. December in Baltimore sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Baltimore

Tours Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trip

U.S. Naval Academy
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Sagamore Spirit Distillery ©
Sagamore Spirit Distillery
U.S. Naval Academy ©
U.S. Naval Academy
The Baltimore Basilica ©
The Baltimore Basilica

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to Liberty Bell Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Independence Mall, then get engrossed in the history at Independence Hall, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Philadelphia's Magic Gardens.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip planner.

You can take a train from Baltimore to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Chicago the Musical, Hush Hip Hop Tours, The Phantom of the Opera, and other attractions. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and 9/11 Memorial. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site (in Hyde Park) and Woodbury Common Premium Outlets (in Central Valley). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Met Cloisters, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and go for a walk through Times Square.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary builder tool .

Take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Brooklyn, New York City 4 All, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
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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 8th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center. On your second day here, examine the collection at L. H. Selman Ltd, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Magnificent Mile, and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago online trip maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Chicago

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Cantigny Park
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The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park

2
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.
On the 11th (Sat), examine the collection at Ralph Foster Museum, take in the history at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, then get your game on at Buster's Old Time Photos, and finally examine the collection at Veterans Memorial Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then get a new perspective on nature at Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, and finally take some stellar pictures from 165 Scenic Overlook.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Branson online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Chicago to Branson by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In January, Branson is a bit warmer than Chicago - with highs of 8°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Branson

Museums Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum
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Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church ©
Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum ©
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield ©

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Crocker Art Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at California State Railroad Museum and Walt Disney Family Museum. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Mumm Napa (in Rutherford), Kenwood (B. Wise Vineyards & VJB Cellars) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Healdsburg). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, 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 moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Branson in January; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kenwood, Sacramento, Wine Tours & Tastings, Mumm Napa
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California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Head to LA Farmers' Market and The Grovefor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and get curious at California Science Center.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Old Pasadena
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): shop like a local with The Strip and then examine the collection at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Shelby American Inc, examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame, then take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, then see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, and finally admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

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Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in January; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah

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.
Get some cultural insight at Garden District and Escape My Room New Orleans. Head to Jamie Hayes Gallery and Tami Curtis Galleryfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Orleans: St. Joseph Plantation (in Vacherie), Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site (in Saint Francisville) and Whitney Plantation (in Wallace). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, contemplate the long history of Hermann-Grima House, wander the streets of Faubourg Marigny, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Augustine Church.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Las Vegas in January since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St. Joseph Plantation, Whitney Plantation, Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site
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Garden District ©
Garden District
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans

2
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Atlanta

Atlanta
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 30th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Booth Western Art Museum, explore the world behind art at Michael C. Carlos Museum, then browse the different shops at Ponce City Market, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Delta Flight Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Holy Spirit.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Atlanta attractions tool .

Getting from New Orleans to Atlanta by combination of car and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, Atlanta is slightly colder than New Orleans - with highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Booth Western Art Museum, Monastery of the Holy Spirit
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Booth Western Art Museum
Booth Western Art Museum
Monastery of the Holy Spirit ©
Monastery of the Holy Spirit
Michael C. Carlos Museum ©
Michael C. Carlos Museum

3
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the architecture and history at Mission of Nombre de Dios, view the masterpieces at High Tide Gallery Art & Gifts, see the interesting displays at The Ximenez-Fatio House, then examine the collection at Father Miguel O'Reilly House Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Vilano Beach. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Memorial Presbyterian Church, contemplate the long history of Villa Zorayda Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine, do a tasting at Vino Del Grotto Winery, then brush up on your military savvy at Spanish Military Hospital Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Medieval Torture Collection.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read St. Augustine online trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Atlanta to St. Augustine in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in January; daily highs in St. Augustine reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Museums Historic Sites Beaches
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High Tide Gallery Art & Gifts ©
High Tide Gallery Art & Gifts
Mission of Nombre de Dios ©
Mission of Nombre de Dios
Villa Zorayda Museum ©
Villa Zorayda Museum

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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.
You've now added Epcot to your itinerary. Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Chihuly Collection are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Stetson Mansion and City Hall for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Orlando: Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards (in Clermont), Hollerbach's Art Haus (in Sanford) and Lake Dora (in Mount Dora). Pack the 13th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, browse the different shops at The Florida Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, and see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Orlando.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando holiday maker app .

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Orlando takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from St. Augustine in February, you will find days in Orlando are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

St. Petersburg, Ponce Inlet, Winter Park, Stetson Mansion, Hollerbach's Art Haus
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Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion

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