57 days in United States Itinerary

57 days in United States Itinerary

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57 days in United States Itinerary

Paphos
Fly:  16​h 30​min
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 7 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
Orange Beach
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
San Antonio
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Fredericksburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
South Padre Island
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly + shuttle:  4​h 45​min
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
Amarillo
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Glen Haven
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
Paphos

7
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.
Get outdoors at Ponquogue Beach and Gateway National Recreation. Kids will enjoy Cupsogue Beach County Park and Jenkinson's Boardwalk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Belmar Beach (in Belmar), William Floyd Estate (in Mastic Beach) and Hyde Park (Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, & more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Meschutt Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New York City vacation builder.

Paphos, Cyprus to New York City is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. August in New York City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Hampton Bays, William Floyd Estate, Jenkinson's Boardwalk, Cupsogue Beach County Park
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Ponquogue Beach ©
Ponquogue Beach
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

7
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.
Popular historic sites such as Arlington National Cemetery and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Skyline Drive (in Shenandoah National Park), Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg) and Copper Fox Distillery (in Sperryville). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, examine the collection at Newseum, learn about winemaking at The Hague Winery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Washington DC travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, Stratford Hall Plantation, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Skyline Drive
Highlights from your plan

5
days
Orange Beach

Orange Beach
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Fort Gaines and Swift- Coles Historic Home will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bellingrath Gardens and Home and Malbis Memorial Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Orange Beach: Fairhope Roasting Company (in Fairhope), Battleship USS ALABAMA (in Mobile) and Alligator Alley (in Summerdale). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stop by Chocolate Corner, take in panoramic vistas at Wharf Ferris Wheel, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Orange Beach travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Washington DC to Orange Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Orange Beach. August in Orange Beach sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Dauphin Island, Fairhope Roasting Company, Swift- Coles Historic Home, Alligator Alley
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Alligator Alley
Alligator Alley
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Gaines ©
Fort Gaines

5
days
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Louis Cathedral and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens. Do some cultural sightseeing at Laura Plantation and Mardi Gras World. Change things up with these side-trips from New Orleans: Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie) and Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Royal Street, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, stroll through New Orleans City Park, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans trip planner.

Traveling by car from Orange Beach to New Orleans takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Orange Beach in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 33°C in New Orleans. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Vacherie, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Nottoway Plantation
Highlights from your plan
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Garden District ©
Garden District
Royal Street ©
Royal Street

4
days
San Antonio

San Antonio
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
State Capitol and Bullock Texas State History Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mission San Jose and Natural Bridge Caverns. Go for a jaunt from San Antonio to New Braunfels to see Schlitterbahn New Braunfels about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: trek along San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepción, contemplate the waterfront views at San Antonio River, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph's Downtown Church.

To see more things to do and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to San Antonio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in September: highs in San Antonio hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Austin, Schlitterbahn New Braunfels
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridge Caverns
Natural Bridge Caverns
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

5
days
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Museum of the Pacific War and Fort McKavett State Historic Site. Take a break from the city and head to Enchanted Rock State Natural Area and South Llano River State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Fall Creek Vineyards (in Tow), Wedding Oak Winery (in San Saba) and Fiesta Winery (in Lometa). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Church, see the interesting displays at Vereins Kirche Museum, do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards, and take an in-depth tour of Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg travel planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in September; daily highs in Fredericksburg reach 37°C and lows reach 21°C. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, Fall Creek Vineyards, South Llano River State Park, Fiesta Winery, Hill Country Science Mill
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War
National Museum of the Pacific War
Fort McKavett State Historic Site ©
Fort McKavett State Historic Site
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area ©
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

2
days
Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©
A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the galleries of USS LEXINGTON and then step off the mainland to explore Padre Island National Seashore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): kick back and relax at Port Aransas Beach.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Corpus Christi trip builder.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Corpus Christi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Corpus Christi, with lows around 26°C. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Port Aransas Beach
Highlights from your plan
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach
USS LEXINGTON ©
USS LEXINGTON

4
days
South Padre Island

South Padre Island ©
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Get some historical perspective at Laguna Madre Nature Trail and Port Isabel Lighthouse. Get in touch with nature at Sea Turtle, Inc. and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, find something for the whole family at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, enjoy the sand and surf at Andy Bowie Park, and admire the majestic nature at Isla Blanca Park.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in South Padre Island are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Port Isabel Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
days
Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston
An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Strand and The Seawall. Bring the kids along to Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark and East Beach. Step out of Galveston to go to Houston and see Space Center Houston, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Bishop’s Palace, take a stroll through East End Historic District, stop by Murdochs, and admire the natural beauty at Moody Gardens.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Galveston trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from South Padre Island to Galveston takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In September in Galveston, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Space Center Houston
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Bishop’s Palace
Bishop’s Palace
Space Center Houston
Space Center Houston
Fishing Galveston TX
Fishing Galveston TX

2
days
Amarillo

Amarillo
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
On the 29th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ, don't miss a visit to The Charles Goodnight Historical Center, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lighthouse Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, then explore the ancient world of Palo Duro Canyon State Park, and then don't miss a visit to Cadillac Ranch.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Amarillo travel planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Galveston to Amarillo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Galveston in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 16°C in Amarillo. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Glen Haven.

Things to do in Amarillo

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Canyon, The Charles Goodnight Historical Center, The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Highlights from your plan
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ ©
The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum ©
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

5
days
Glen Haven

Glen Haven ©
Glen Haven is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Bear Lake and Sprague Lake. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Trail Ridge Road and Alluvial Fan. There's much more to do: trek along Adams Falls Trail, stop by Glen Haven General Store, admire the sheer force of Alberta Falls, and get to know the fascinating history of Wild Basin Area.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Glen Haven travel itinerary creator.

Explore your travel options from Amarillo to Glen Haven with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Amarillo in October; daily highs in Glen Haven reach 20°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glen Haven

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Adams Falls Trail ©
Adams Falls Trail

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