26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

New York City
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
Boston
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Orlando
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
bus + tram + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
New York City
— 13 nights
New York City

2
days
Boston

Boston
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
On the 18th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at New England Holocaust Memorial, then explore the striking landscape of Adams National Historical Park, and then explore the galleries of The House of the Seven Gables. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Walden Pond State Reservation, contemplate the long history of Granary Burying Ground, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Boston vacation planner.

New York City to Boston is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in September: high temperatures in Boston hover around 27°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

The House of the Seven Gables, Walden Pond State Reservation, Adams National Historical Park
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The House of the Seven Gables
The House of the Seven Gables
Freedom Trail
Freedom Trail
Walden Pond State Reservation ©
Walden Pond State Reservation

2
days
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Lakefront Trail and then immerse yourself in nature at Indiana Dunes State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, then explore the activities along Chicago River, then explore the activities along Lake Michigan, and finally ponder the design of Crown Fountain.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Chicago itinerary builder.

Getting from Boston to Chicago by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Boston to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Michigan, Indiana Dunes State Park
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Lake Michigan ©
Lake Michigan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Chicago River ©
Chicago River

2
days
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.
On the 22nd (Fri), contemplate the long history of Stetson Mansion and then enjoy breathtaking views from Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, see the interesting displays at Parker Brothers Concepts, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cocoa Beach.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Orlando trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Orlando takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to Orlando, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, Orlando is somewhat warmer than Chicago - with highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C. On the 24th (Sun), you're off toSt. Augustine.

Things to do in Orlando

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Cocoa Beach, The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Parker Brothers Concepts, Stetson Mansion
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Cocoa Beach ©
Cocoa Beach
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion

2
days
St. Augustine

St. Augustine
St. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Oldest Store Museum Experience, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine, and then visit a coastal fixture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at World Golf Hall of Fame, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vilano Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Memorial Presbyterian Church.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read St. Augustine trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Orlando to St. Augustine by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in St. Augustine are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Museums Historic Sites Beaches
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Memorial Presbyterian Church ©
Memorial Presbyterian Church
Vilano Beach ©
Vilano Beach

2
days
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 26th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Haulover Beach Park and then wander the streets of Lincoln Road. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, then examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, and finally view the masterpieces at Britto Central.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Miami Beach holiday planner.

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Miami Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and tram; or take a bus. September in Miami Beach sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Haulover Beach Park, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

2
days
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.
On the 28th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Great Falls Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Miami Beach to Washington DC by combination of bus, tram, and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, Washington DC is slightly colder than Miami Beach - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Great Falls Park
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Great Falls Park
Great Falls Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

14
days
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.
9/11 Memorial and William Floyd Estate are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Patrick's Cathedral and Kadampa Meditation Center New York and World Peace Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Hampton Bays (Ponquogue Beach & Meschutt Beach), Orts Farm (in Long Valley) and Bushkill Falls (in Bushkill). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, take a peaceful walk through Stokes State Forest, admire the sheer force of Dingmans Falls, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read New York City tour planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September in New York City, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Dingmans Ferry, Hampton Bays, Ort Farms, Burnside Plantation, Jacobsburg State Park
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Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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