36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
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New York City
— 3 nights
2
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
3
Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Shenandoah National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Richmond
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Atlanta
— 3 nights
7
Ocoee
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Nashville
— 3 nights
9
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
10
New Orleans
— 1 night
11
Pensacola
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Destin
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
13
Valparaiso
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 45​min
14
Orlando
— 10 nights
Drive:  4​h
15
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: London

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fifth Avenue and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Get outdoors at Narwhal Yacht Charters and Speed Boats Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Hook Mountain State Park (in Valley Cottage) and Teatown Lake Reservation (in Ossining). It doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and wander the streets of Times Square.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our New York City itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Outdoors Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Teatown Lake Reservation, Hook Mountain State Park
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 4th (Mon), hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, then get engrossed in the history at Independence Hall, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and finally wander the streets of Rittenhouse Square. Keep things going the next day: admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center.

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You can take a bus from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Classes Nightlife

Side Trip

Longwood Gardens
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the activities along Tidal Basin, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally deepen your understanding at Georgetown University. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Eastern Market.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC visit site .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Old Town, Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary
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Old Town ©
Old Town
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

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hours
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Shenandoah National Park day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Washington DC to Shenandoah National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and taxi. May in Shenandoah National Park sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll set off for Richmond on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Outdoors Parks Wineries
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1
night
Richmond

Richmond
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Richmond trip planner .

You can drive from Shenandoah National Park to Richmond in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Richmond, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 8th (Fri), you'll travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Richmond

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Shop till you drop at Mall of Georgia and Lenox Square. Do some cultural sightseeing at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and Centennial Olympic Park. Change things up with a short trip to Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Ponce City Market, admire the striking features of Fox Theatre, and examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Atlanta using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Richmond to Atlanta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Atlanta are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ocoee.

Things to do in Atlanta

Shopping Parks Trails

Side Trips

Mall of Georgia, Stone Mountain Park
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Mall of Georgia ©
Mall of Georgia
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola
Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park

1
night
Ocoee

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Savannah Oaks Winery and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ocoee trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Atlanta to Ocoee by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. In May, daytime highs in Ocoee are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Ocoee

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Savannah Oaks Winery
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River Rafting & Tubing
Savannah Oaks Winery ©
Savannah Oaks Winery

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Get some cultural insight at Lotz House Museum and Downtown Nashville. Appreciate the collections at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Andrew Jackson's Hermitage. Step out of Nashville with an excursion to Griffin's Studio in Hopkinsville--about 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, identify plant and animal life at Radnor Lake State Park, and stop by Hatch Show Print.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nashville day trip tool .

You can drive from Ocoee to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. May in Nashville sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Lotz House Museum, Griffin's Studio
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

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Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Memphis Zoo, look for gifts at Dinstuhl's Fine Candy Company, Inc., then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally contemplate the long history of Sun Studio. On your second day here, try to win big at Horseshoe Casino and then look for gifts at Burke's Book Store.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Memphis day trip app .

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Horseshoe Tunica
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Horseshoe Tunica ©
Horseshoe Tunica

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take a stroll through Royal Street and then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip planner.

Fly from Memphis to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Memphis in May, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are a bit warmer (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pensacola.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Royal Street ©
Royal Street

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Pensacola

Pensacola ©
Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the galleries of Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum, brush up on your military savvy at National Naval Aviation Museum, and then stop by Miles Antique Mall.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Pensacola using our trip planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Pensacola by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in May: highs in Pensacola hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Destin.

Things to do in Pensacola

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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National Naval Aviation Museum ©
National Naval Aviation Museum
Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum ©
Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum
Miles Antique Mall ©
Miles Antique Mall

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Destin

Destin ©
With emerald water and white beaches, Destin is one of America's favorite vacation destinations.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Eden Gardens State Park. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery, buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park, then stroll through Destin Dog Park, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Destin trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Pensacola to Destin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Destin

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Panama City Beach, Eden Gardens State Park
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Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach
Eden Gardens State Park ©
Eden Gardens State Park

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Valparaiso

Valparaiso
Valparaiso is a city in Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Valparaiso online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Destin to Valparaiso takes an hour. Traveling from Destin in May, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Valparaiso. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Turkey Creek Nature Trail
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom Park. Pack the 24th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Have a day of magic on the 23rd (Sat) at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and buy something for everyone on your list at Disney Springs.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip maker app .

You can drive from Valparaiso to Orlando in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valparaiso to Orlando. When traveling from Valparaiso in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Orlando, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. On the 2nd (Tue), you're off toMiami Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks
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Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Disney's Animal Kingdom ©
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

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Miami Beach

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.
On the 2nd (Tue), wander the streets of Lincoln Road, admire the masterpieces at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and then wander the streets of Ocean Drive.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami Beach trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Orlando to Miami Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Miami Beach are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
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Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
South Beach ©
South Beach

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