28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Durham
train + tram + Fly:  12​h 45​min
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
Orlando
— 1 night
Fly + tram + bus:  3​h 45​min
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
taxi:  15​min
Miami
— 1 night
tram + Fly:  4​h 15​min
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  15​h 45​min
Durham

5
days
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.
Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fifth Avenue and Frick Collection. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, see the interesting displays at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, and admire the striking features of Federal Hall.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read New York City trip generator.

Durham, UK to New York City is an approximately 13-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to New York City is minus 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Durham in October; daily highs in New York City reach 23°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Long Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History
9/11 Memorial

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf and then make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Orlando trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Orlando takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 34°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

Outdoors Golf Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
Happily Ever After Fireworks

2
days
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 17th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Haulover Beach Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): stroll through Surfside Beach, then wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and then wander the streets of Collins Avenue.

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

You can do a combination of flight, tram, and bus from Orlando to Miami Beach in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Miami Beach, with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Haulover Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Haulover Beach Park
South Beach
Art Deco Historic District

1
day
Miami

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 19th (Thu), admire the striking features of Freedom Tower and then enjoy the sand and surf at Matheson Hammock Park.

For photos and tourist information, read Miami trip itinerary builder.

Miami is very close to Miami Beach. October in Miami sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Matheson Hammock Park
Highlights from your plan
Matheson Hammock Park
Freedom Tower

2
days
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.
On the 20th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, examine the collection at Backstreet Cultural Museum, and then make a trip to French Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Royal Street, make a trip to Jackson Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and finally look for gifts at Faulkner House Books.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans tour planner.

You can do a combination of tram and flight from Miami to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Miami to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miami in October, expect nights in New Orleans to be little chillier, around 22°C, while days are colder, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum
Garden District

4
days
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and The Mob Museum. The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, have fun at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, try your luck at The Venetian, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas vacation planner.

Fly from New Orleans to Las Vegas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to Las Vegas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in October, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are slightly colder (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Casinos Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Venetian
Bellagio Fountains

5
days
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Getty Center The Publications and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach), Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach) and Zuma Beach (in Malibu). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, stroll through Cabrillo Beach, and wander the streets of Angelino Heights Historic Area.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles vacation planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by combination of flight and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Zuma Beach, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Getty Center The Publications
Hermosa Beach Pier

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
We've included these beaches for you: China Beach and Baker Beach. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Pride Mountain Vineyards (in St. Helena) and B Cellars Vineyards and Winery (in Oakville). Dedicate the 4th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, and shop like a local with Union Square.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in October, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Tours

Side Trips

B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Pride Mountain Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks

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