57 days in North America, Grand Bahama Island & Roatan Itinerary

57 days in North America, Grand Bahama Island & Roatan Itinerary

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57 days in North America, Grand Bahama Island & Roatan Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + bus:  26​h
1
New York City, United States
— 10 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Ithaca, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Niagara Falls, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Detroit, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Chicago, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Cleveland, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Somerset, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Washington DC, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Lancaster, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Atlantic City, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Brooklyn, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
12
Orlando, United States
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h
13
Port Canaveral, United States
— 2 nights
ferry:  5​h
14
Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
15
Cozumel, Mexico
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + bus + foot + Fly:  7​h 15​min
16
Roatan, Honduras
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
17
Xcalak, Mexico
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
18
Miami, United States
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
19
Brooklyn, United States
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney, Australia

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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and make a trip to Rockefeller Center.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the New York City travel route builder .

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -15 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 31°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ithaca.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 22:
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Ithaca, United States

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. On the 23rd (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Robert Treman State Park.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ithaca journey planner .

You can drive from New York City to Ithaca in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In September, Ithaca is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Ithaca

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Robert Treman State Park ©
Robert Treman State Park

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Niagara Falls, Canada

Niagara Falls ©
Indisputably one of the world's most impressive natural sights, Niagara Falls straddle the United States/Canada border, marking the spot at which a thundering river plunges over a major escarpment.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Niagra Parkway. On the 23rd (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Clifton Hill War Memorial. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Journey Behind the Falls, don't miss a visit to Rainbow Bridge, then take a memorable drive along Niagra Parkway, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Niagara Falls tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Ithaca to Niagara Falls by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Detroit.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Wildlife Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
Skylon Tower ©
Skylon Tower
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory

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Detroit, United States

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the waterfront at Detroit RiverFront, then steep yourself in history at Motown Museum, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally head off the coast to Belle Isle Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Detroit road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Detroit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. September in Detroit sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Detroit

Nature Parks Museums
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Belle Isle Park ©
Belle Isle Park
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Detroit RiverFront ©
Detroit RiverFront

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Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, and admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Detroit to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Detroit to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In September in Chicago, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

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Cleveland, United States

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stroll around Cleveland Metroparks, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake View Cemetery, then admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and finally contemplate the long history of Wade Memorial Chapel. On your second day here, examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and then examine the collection at A Christmas Story House.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cleveland trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Cleveland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Somerset.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland Metroparks ©
Cleveland Metroparks
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

1
night
Somerset, United States

Somerset ©
Somerset is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Laurel Hill State Park, then don't miss a visit to Flight 93 Memorial Chapel, and then appreciate the history behind Flight 93 National Memorial.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Somerset trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Cleveland to Somerset in 3.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cleveland in October since evenings lows in Somerset dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Somerset

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Flight 93 National Memorial, Flight 93 Memorial Chapel
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Laurel Hill State Park ©
Laurel Hill State Park
Flight 93 National Memorial ©
Flight 93 National Memorial
Flight 93 Memorial Chapel ©
Flight 93 Memorial Chapel

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Washington DC, United States

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 4th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial, and finally learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then get your bearings at Library of Congress, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Somerset to Washington DC in 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Somerset in October; daily highs in Washington DC reach 25°C and lows reach 14°C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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Lancaster, United States

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Wheatland.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lancaster trip website .

Getting from Washington DC to Lancaster by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lancaster when traveling from Washington DC in October, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Atlantic City.

Things to do in Lancaster

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Wheatland ©
Wheatland

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Atlantic City, United States

Atlantic City ©
The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
Atlantic City is known for casinos, shopping, nightlife, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Civil Rights Garden, take a stroll through Atlantic City Boardwalk, visit a coastal fixture at Absecon Lighthouse, and try to win big at Caesars Atlantic City Casino.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Atlantic City travel planner.

You can drive from Lancaster to Atlantic City in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Atlantic City can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Brooklyn.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Fun & Games Casinos Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Borgata Casino ©
Borgata Casino
Civil Rights Garden ©
Civil Rights Garden
Absecon Lighthouse ©
Absecon Lighthouse

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Brooklyn, United States

Brooklyn ©
Though it may be less popular or touristy than its big brother Manhattan, Brooklyn boasts of one of the largest and hippest art districts in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): look for gifts at Sahadi's Specialty and Fine Foods.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Brooklyn day trip app .

You can drive from Atlantic City to Brooklyn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, tram, and train. Traveling from Atlantic City in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Brooklyn, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Brooklyn

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Brooklyn Botanic Garden ©
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Heights Promenade ©
Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Sahadi's ©
Sahadi's

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Orlando, United States

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.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, fun & games, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and make a trip to Disney's Hollywood Studios.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando day trip planning website .

Getting from Brooklyn to Orlando by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brooklyn in October; daily highs in Orlando reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Port Canaveral.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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Port Canaveral, United States

On the 18th (Fri), look for gifts at The Lazy Pirate. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront activity at Port Canaveral, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then see the interesting displays at Parker Brothers Concepts.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Port Canaveral trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Orlando to Port Canaveral by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You will leave for Grand Bahama Island on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Port Canaveral

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Parker Brothers Concepts ©
Parker Brothers Concepts
The Lazy Pirate ©
The Lazy Pirate

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Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

Grand Bahama Island ©
Despite its name, Grand Bahama Island isn't the biggest island in its archipelago.
To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Grand Bahama Island day trip app .

Explore your travel options from Port Canaveral to Grand Bahama Island with the Route module. In October, daily temperatures in Grand Bahama Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You'll set off for Cozumel on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Grand Bahama Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Taino Beach ©
Taino Beach

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Cozumel, Mexico

Thanks to the island's outstanding scuba diving and snorkeling options, Cozumel tourism sector remains a major employer and the main source of income for this Caribbean getaway.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then explore the gorgeous colors at Palancar Reef. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the depths of the sea with a submarine tour, learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and then put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Cozumel fast, fun, and easy.

Explore your travel options from Grand Bahama Island to Cozumel with the Route module. In October, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Roatan.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef

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Roatan, Honduras

Roatan
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Roatan trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Cozumel to Roatan in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cozumel to Roatan due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Roatan can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You'll set off for Xcalak on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Roatan

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:

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Xcalak, Mexico

Xcalak is a village of 375 inhabitants in the municipality of Othón P. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Xcalak trip builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Roatan to Xcalak. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Roatan to Xcalak due to the time zone difference. October in Xcalak sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Xcalak

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Miami, United States

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Miami is known for shopping, museums, zoos & aquariums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and buy something for everyone on your list at Dolphin Mall.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Miami road trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Xcalak to Miami. October in Miami sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Brooklyn.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Find places to stay Oct 26 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum

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Brooklyn, United States

Brooklyn ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brooklyn Tabernacle, and then take a leisurely stroll along Coney Island USA. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): look for gifts at Sahadi's Specialty and Fine Foods and then walk around Brooklyn Bridge Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Brooklyn trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Miami to Brooklyn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Miami in November, things will get colder in Brooklyn: highs are around 16°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brooklyn

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Brooklyn Botanic Garden ©
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Coney Island ©
Coney Island
Brooklyn Bridge Park ©
Brooklyn Bridge Park

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