60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Johannesburg
+3
Train + Foot + Fly + Bus:  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 + Taxi:  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:  4 h 15 min
12
St. Augustine, Florida
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
13
Orlando, Florida
— 10 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  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.
You've added Washington National Cathedral, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Arlington National Cemetery, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as National Portrait Gallery and National Museum of the Marine Corps. You'll explore and learn at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Annapolis Historic District (in Annapolis) and James Madison's Montpelier (in Montpelier Station). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, gain insight at Georgetown University, and pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC vacation planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Washington DC is an approximately 22- hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Washington DC. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in December, with highs in Washington DC at 12°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums

Side Trips

Arlington National Cemetery, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Annapolis Historic District, James Madison's Montpelier, National Museum of the Marine Corps
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
George Washington's Mount Vernon ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon

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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Naval Academy, see BMORE Around Town, then gain a rich perspective with 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, sample the fine beverages at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, then take in panoramic vistas at Washington Monument and Mount Vernon Place, and finally stop by Mount Vernon Cultural District.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Baltimore travel planner.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Baltimore takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow 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, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Independence Mall, then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by train from Baltimore to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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.
You've added Chicago the Musical, Hush Hip Hop Tours, The Phantom of the Opera, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Let the collections at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and New York Public Library capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Hyde Park (Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt & Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site) and Woodbury Common Premium Outlets (in Central Valley). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, stop by Dumbo, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New York City day trip site.

Take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in New York City sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C at night. 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
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 8:
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 8th (Wed), browse the exhibits of Chicago Cultural Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at The Glass Gallery, wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Chicago by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in January, expect Chicago to be a bit cooler, temps between 0°C and -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Chicago

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Cantigny Park
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): examine the collection at Ralph Foster Museum, then take in the history at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, then have some family-friendly fun at Buster's Old Time Photos, and finally get engrossed in the history at Veterans Memorial Museum. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then get a new perspective on nature at Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, and finally get great views at 165 Scenic Overlook.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Branson trip planner.

Getting from Chicago to Branson by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Chicago in January, expect Branson to be somewhat warmer, temps between 8°C and -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Branson

Museums Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, Wilson's Creek National Battlefield
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:
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Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church ©
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church
Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum ©
Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield ©
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.
Head to Mumm Napa and Union Squarefor plenty of shopping. You'll explore and learn at California State Railroad Museum and Walt Disney Family Museum. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Healdsburg), Crocker Art Museum (in Sacramento) and Kenwood (B. Wise Vineyards & VJB Cellars). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco sightseeing planning site.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Branson to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Branson to San Francisco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Branson in January, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

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

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 Griffith Observatory. You'll discover tucked-away gems like La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Madame Tussauds Hollywood. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Old Pasadena
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 23:
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
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.
On the 24th (Fri), get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip and then see the interesting displays at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc, see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame, then take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, then examine the collection at Counts Kustoms, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas road trip planning website.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in January; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah
Counts Kustoms ©
Counts Kustoms

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.
Popular historic sites such as Garden District and Hermann-Grima House are in your itinerary. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Jamie Hayes Gallery and Tami Curtis Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Joseph Plantation (in Vacherie), Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site (in Saint Francisville). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Escape My Room New Orleans, take a stroll through Faubourg Marigny, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake Lawn Metairie.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 12°C in New Orleans. 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
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:
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Garden District ©
Garden District
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans

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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, then 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Delta Flight Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Holy Spirit.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Atlanta driving holiday site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from New Orleans to Atlanta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Atlanta. Traveling from New Orleans in January, things will get slightly colder in Atlanta: highs are around 13°C and lows about 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
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 31:
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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

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St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine ©
St. On the 1st (Sat), take in the history at Mission of Nombre de Dios, get a taste of the local shopping with High Tide Gallery Art & Gifts, examine the collection at The Ximenez-Fatio House, then see the interesting displays at Father Miguel O'Reilly House Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Vilano Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Memorial Presbyterian Church, steep yourself in history at Villa Zorayda Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine, then learn about winemaking at Vino Del Grotto Winery, then get engrossed in the history at Spanish Military Hospital Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Medieval Torture Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our St. Augustine holiday planning website.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to St. Augustine takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Atlanta in January: high temperatures in St. Augustine hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 3:
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High Tide Gallery Art & Gifts ©
High Tide Gallery Art & Gifts
Villa Zorayda Museum ©
Villa Zorayda Museum
The Ximenez-Fatio House ©
The Ximenez-Fatio House

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Epcot. Head to World of Disney and International Drivefor some retail therapy. Get some historical perspective at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Stetson Mansion. Change things up with these side-trips from Orlando: Hollerbach's Art Haus (in Sanford), Lake Dora (in Mount Dora) and Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards (in Clermont). Pack the 13th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, enjoy the sand and surf at Beach at Daytona Beach, and examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Orlando.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip maker site.

Drive from St. Augustine to Orlando in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from St. Augustine in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Orlando: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. 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, Winter Park, Ponce Inlet, Eisenhower Regional Recreation Center, Hollerbach's Art Haus
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 13:
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Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art ©
Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

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