60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Bus:  21 h 45 min
1
Washington DC
— 10 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Baltimore
— 2 nights
Train:  2 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
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 30 min
7
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
8
Los Angeles
— 4 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:  3 h 30 min
12
Orlando, Florida
— 12 nights
Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg

10
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 list of things to see and do now includes National Building Museum, DC Tours By Tim, George Washington's Mount Vernon, and other attractions. Visit Washington National Cathedral and James Madison's Montpelier for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at National Gallery of Art and National Museum of African American History and Culture. Step out of Washington DC to go to Sperryville and see Copper Fox Distillery, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, take in the exciting artwork at Madame Tussauds DC, and steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC day trip tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Washington DC is an approximately 22- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and subway. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Johannesburg in December: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 12°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Arlington, Riversdale House Museum, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Copper Fox Distillery, Old Town
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, then contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, and finally make a trip to Liberty Bell Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and then wander the streets of Society Hill.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip planner.

Take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can take a train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes US Naval Academy Walking Tour. On the 29th (Sun), get the lay of the land with US Naval Academy Walking Tour and then wander the streets of Annapolis Historic District. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Fell's Point, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Inner Harbor, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sagamore Spirit Distillery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Baltimore trip planner.

Take a train from Philadelphia to Baltimore in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Baltimore are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Baltimore

Neighborhoods Tours Parks

Side Trip

Annapolis
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Sagamore Spirit Distillery ©
Sagamore Spirit Distillery
Annapolis Historic District
Annapolis Historic District
Fell's Point ©
Fell's Point

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Get a sense of the local culture at Times Square and St. Patrick's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore the world behind art at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and explore the galleries of Ellis Island.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New York City sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Baltimore to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and subway. In December, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 8:
Highlights from your plan
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 9th (Thu), try to win big at Horseshoe Hammond, then walk around Millennium Park, and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago. On your second day here, make a trip to The Magnificent Mile, then shop like a local with Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, and then admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in January; daily highs in Chicago reach 0°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Branson.

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Horseshoe Hammond, Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace

3
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.
Do your shopping at Branson Landing and Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World. Do some cultural sightseeing at Thorncrown Chapel and Eureka Springs Historical Downtown. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Titanic Museum, take a stroll through Historic Downtown Branson, have some family-friendly fun at TNT Old Time Photo, and learn about winemaking at Stone Hill Winery.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Branson tour planner.

Getting from Chicago to Branson by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Chicago in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Branson: highs are around 8°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Branson

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Eureka Springs, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Eureka Springs Historical Downtown ©
Eureka Springs Historical Downtown
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Shop till you drop at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. Your inner history buff will appreciate Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, examine the collection at Exploratorium, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and wander the streets of The Embarcadero.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Francisco travel itinerary 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 when traveling from Branson to San Francisco is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Branson in January: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Montana Avenue. El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Santa Monica Pier will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get curious at California Science Center, explore the world behind art at Hammer Museum, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planning app.

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in January: highs in Los Angeles hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and Pinball Hall of Fame. And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, things will get little chillier in Las Vegas: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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 a sense of the local culture at Garden District and St. Louis Cathedral. Visit French Quarter and Lafayette Cemetery No.1 for their historical value. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, take a stroll through Frenchmen Street, stroll the grounds of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, and get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Las Vegas in January since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, admire the masterpieces at National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and then steep yourself in history at Centennial Olympic Park.

Plan my day in Atlanta using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of car and flight from New Orleans to Atlanta in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Atlanta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New Orleans in January, with highs in Atlanta at 13°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola
National Center for Civil and Human Rights ©
National Center for Civil and Human Rights
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park

12
nights
Orlando, Florida

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.
For shopping fun, head to Duncan McClellan Gallery or Jon Hair Monumental Sculpture. Museum-lovers will appreciate NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Timothy's Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orlando: Graphi-ko Gallery (in St. Petersburg), Cape Canavarel National Cemetery (in Scottsmoor) and Stetson Mansion (in DeLand). Pack the 29th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. Pack the 31st (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Next up on the itinerary: discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park, browse the different shops at Disney Springs, look for gifts at The Mall at Millenia, and laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Orlando online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Atlanta to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Atlanta in January, expect Orlando to be somewhat warmer, temps between 25°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

St. Petersburg, NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Cape Canavarel National Cemetery, Stetson Mansion, Timothy's Gallery
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 10:
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Duncan McClellan Gallery ©
Duncan McClellan Gallery
NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex ©
NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

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