35 days in United States & Durban Itinerary

35 days in United States & Durban Itinerary

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35 days in United States & Durban Itinerary

Start: Durban, South Africa
1
Durban, South Africa
— 1 day
Fly:  19​h 15​min
2
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Aspen, United States
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Yosemite National Park, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
San Diego, United States
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h
7
Clearwater, United States
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Big Pine Key, United States
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Islamorada, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
10
Key Largo, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Miami Beach, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Durban, South Africa

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day
Durban, South Africa

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
On the 1st (Mon), stroll through Umhlanga Main Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Durban trip itinerary builder website .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airport is King Shaka International Airport. June in Durban sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Durban

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Umhlanga Main Beach
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Umhlanga Main Beach ©
Umhlanga Main Beach

4
nights
New York City, United States

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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park will appeal to history buffs. You'll get in some beach time at Times Square and Ellis Island. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, examine the collection at New York Public Library, don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New York City road trip planner.

You can fly from Durban to New York City in 19.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Durban in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New York City, with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

2
nights
Aspen, United States

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Visiting Maroon Bells and Independence Pass will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: River Rafting & Tubing and The John Denver Sanctuary. The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, read Aspen travel app .

You can fly from New York City to Aspen in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Aspen, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, plan for much colder nights in Aspen, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Aspen Snowmass
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
River Rafting & Tubing
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass

4
nights
Yosemite National Park, United States

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. Relax by the water at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and Nevada Falls Loop. Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, get great views at Tunnel View, hike along Panorama Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

Make your Yosemite National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Aspen to Yosemite National Park takes 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

5
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Golden Gate Bridge and Chinatown. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley), Jordan Vineyard & Winery (in Healdsburg) and Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens (in Fulton). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, contemplate the long history of Fort Point, look for gifts at Exploratorium, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 25°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens, Muir Woods National Monument, Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
nights
San Diego, United States

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Visit La Jolla Cove and Black's Beach for some beach relaxation. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Balboa Park, take in the views from Coronado Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and steep yourself in history at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary site .

You can fly from San Francisco to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in San Diego. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Clearwater.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Black's Beach ©
Black's Beach
Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial ©

1
night
Clearwater, United States

Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
On the 24th (Wed), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Saint Pete Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Clearwater Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Clearwater vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Clearwater takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Clearwater is 3 hours. Traveling from San Diego in June, things will get a bit warmer in Clearwater: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Clearwater

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Saint Pete Beach, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach

1
day
Big Pine Key, United States

Big Pine Key ©
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Big Pine Key online visit planner .

Getting from Clearwater to Big Pine Key by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. In June in Big Pine Key, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge

2
nights
Islamorada, United States

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of History of Diving Museum, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Beer Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, then stroll through Anne's Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Islamorada trip builder website .

You can drive from Big Pine Key to Islamorada in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June in Islamorada, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Dolphin Research Center
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

2
nights
Key Largo, United States

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Spiegel Grove, then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Everglades Alligator Farm, then stroll through Anhinga Trail, and then contemplate the long history of Coral Castle.

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

Getting from Islamorada to Key Largo by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In June in Key Largo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Homestead, Anhinga Trail
Highlights from your plan
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Miami Beach, United States

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Shark Valley and Haulover Beach Park. South Beach and Lincoln Road will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Miami Beach to Dania Beach to see Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA) about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, appreciate the history behind Holocaust Memorial, and wander the streets of Collins Avenue.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Miami Beach trip planner.

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Miami Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Miami, Venetian Pool, Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA), Shark Valley Visitor Center, Haulover Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
South Beach ©
South Beach

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