22 days in United States Itinerary

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Shuttle to Johannesburg, Fly to New York City
New York City
— 4 nights
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
— 2 nights
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Manzini


New York City — 4 nights

Big Apple

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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, make a trip to Grand Central Terminal, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read New York City travel planning website.

Manzini, Eswatini (Swaziland) to New York City is an approximately 23-hour combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 7 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Manzini in December; daily highs in New York City reach 10°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Oakland to see Oakland California Temple about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, stop by Fisherman's Wharf, and make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Francisco online route maker.

Traveling by flight from New York City to San Francisco takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Los Angeles.
Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Los Angeles — 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, shop like a local with The Grove, and engage your brain at California Science Center.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: highs in Los Angeles hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Las Vegas.
Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Shopping
Side Trips
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Las Vegas — 4 nights

Sin City

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, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip app.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect Las Vegas to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Orlando.
Fun & Games · Casinos · Parks · Shopping
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Orlando — 2 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by The Mall at Millenia and then find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Orlando attractions tool.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Orlando takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Orlando, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Las Vegas in January: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to fly to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 4 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, squeeze the most out of the city with Bi-Partisan Tour Company, get a sense of history and politics at White House, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Washington DC travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Orlando to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Orlando in January, things will get colder in Washington DC: highs are around 7°C and lows about -1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Wed) before leaving for home.
Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours
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United States travel guide

More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

California travel guide

The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.