26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Cape Town
Fly:  26 h
1
Los Angeles
— 10 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
2
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Key West
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
6
Santa Monica
— 3 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Cape Town

10
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.
You've added Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Madame Tussauds Hollywood, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Los Angeles is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Los Angeles is minus 10 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cape Town in June, with highs in Los Angeles at 30°C and lows at 19°C. On the 9th (Fri), you'll travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
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 10th (Sat), discover the magic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and then make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Nomadic, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Orlando trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Orlando in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Orlando. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect Orlando to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Disney’s Hollywood Studios ©
Disney’s Hollywood Studios

2
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
On the 12th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, cruise along The Overseas Highway, shop like a local with 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, thenmake a trip to Duval Street, and finally don't miss a visit to Southernmost Point.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Key West visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Key West takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Orlando in July since evenings lows in Key West dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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7 Artists & Friends Gallery ©
7 Artists & Friends Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Key Largo

The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): meet the residents at Island Dolphin Care, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, stop by florida keys key lime products, thenget a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, thenexplore the landscape on two wheels at Florida Keys Visitor Center, and then see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Key Largo vacation planner.

You can drive from Key West to Key Largo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Key West in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Key Largo, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Islamorada
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Spiegel Grove ©
Spiegel Grove

3
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 16th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, thenexamine the collection at Lock & Load Museum, and finally browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, thentake a stroll through Lincoln Road, thenstroll through South Beach, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Art Deco Historic District.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Miami travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Miami takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Miami Beach
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Lock & Load Miami ©
Lock & Load Miami
South Beach ©
South Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

3
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Santa Monica State Beach has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Monica: Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara County Courthouse & Old Mission Santa Barbara) and Six Flags Magic Mountain (in Santa Clarita). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Villa, see the sky in a new way at Camera Obscura, get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, and kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Santa Monica day trip planning tool.

Fly from Miami to Santa Monica in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Miami in July: high temperatures in Santa Monica hover around 28°C and lows are around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Barbara, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Rodeo Drive, The Getty Villa
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa

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