16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  13​h
1
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Key West
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Marathon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Fort Lauderdale
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Barcelona

3
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
We've included these beaches for you: Haulover Beach Park and South Beach. You'll explore and learn at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens and Pérez Art Museum Miami. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Dolphin Mall, admire the landmark architecture of Art Deco Historic District, shop like a local with Bayside Marketplace, and view the masterpieces at Britto Central.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Miami trip itinerary planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Miami is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and tram. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Barcelona to Miami due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in September, expect Miami to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Haulover Beach Park
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Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

1
night
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
On the 19th (Tue), examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and finally admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Key West trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Miami to Key West by combination of tram and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

1
night
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, stop by The Tackle Box, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at History of Diving Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room, and then take in the exciting artwork at Lobster Trap Art Gift Shop and Gallery.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Marathon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Marathon are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
History of Diving Museum ©
History of Diving Museum

2
nights
Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale ©
Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Historic Stranahan House Museum, see the interesting displays at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, and then kick back and relax at Fort Lauderdale Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fort Lauderdale itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Fort Lauderdale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September in Fort Lauderdale, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Bonnet House Museum and Gardens ©
Bonnet House Museum and Gardens
Stranahan House ©
Stranahan House

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Royal Street and Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Get some historical perspective at St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at French Market, shop like a local with Frenchmen Street, and stroll through New Orleans City Park.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans itinerary builder.

Getting from Fort Lauderdale to New Orleans by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fort Lauderdale to New Orleans. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in September, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 33°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

1
night
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 26th (Tue), see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then view the masterpieces at Torpedo Factory Art Center, and then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC vacation trip planner.

Fly from New Orleans to Washington DC in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Washington DC, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Torpedo Factory Art Center
Highlights from your plan
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

3
nights
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.
Relax by the water at Bay Head Beach and Jenkinson's Boardwalk. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ocean Grove Beach and Chelsea Market. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Belmar Beach (in Belmar) and Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the New York City holiday 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, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gateway National Recreation, Bay Head Beach, Ocean Grove Beach, Belmar Beach, Jenkinson's Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Chelsea Market ©
Chelsea Market
Bay Head Beach ©
Bay Head Beach

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