16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with West Village. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with St. James General Store, then look for gifts at The Amazing Olive, and then take a peaceful walk through Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary planning app .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in October: high temperatures in New York City hover around 24°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, Amazing Olive, St. James General Store, Ocean Grove Beach
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Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge ©
Ocean Grove Beach ©
Ocean Grove Beach
St. James General Store ©
St. James General Store

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at U.S. National Arboretum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, then view the masterpieces at Madame Tussauds DC, and finally contemplate the long history of Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Washington DC route planner .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Washington DC

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial
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2
nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
On the 5th (Fri), stop by A. Schwab, then stop by Memphis Music, then browse for treasures at Covington's Historic Square, and finally contemplate the long history of Alex Haley House Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of The Orpheum Theatre, stroll the grounds of Elmwood Cemetery, and then try to win big at Gold Strike Casino.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Memphis journey planner .

Getting from Washington DC to Memphis by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Memphis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington DC in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Memphis: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 15°C at night. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Shopping Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Gold Strike Casino, Alex Haley House Museum, Covington's Historic Square
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Covington's Historic Square ©
Covington's Historic Square
Alex Haley House Museum ©
Alex Haley House Museum
Elmwood Cemetery ©
Elmwood Cemetery

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Jamie Hayes Gallery, look for gifts at Boutique du Vampyre, then sample the fine beverages at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake Lawn Metairie, and finally wander the streets of Magazine Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans day trip planner .

You can fly from Memphis to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Memphis in October, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Lake Lawn Metairie ©
Lake Lawn Metairie
Jamie Hayes Gallery ©
Jamie Hayes Gallery

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Everglades National Park and Robert Is Here. Take a break from the city and head to Anhinga Trail and Las Olas Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Miami: Coral Castle (in Homestead) and Mizner Park (in Boca Raton).

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Miami trip itinerary planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Miami by combination of flight and tram takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in October, plan for much hotter days in Miami, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Homestead, Mizner Park, Anhinga Trail, Las Olas Beach, Everglades National Park
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Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Everglades National Park ©
Everglades National Park
Las Olas Beach ©
Las Olas Beach

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nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cocoa Beach and Canaveral National Seashore. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and The Mall at Millenia. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at The Florida Mall and stop by Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores.

To see photos and other tourist information, read our Orlando attractions planner.

You can drive from Miami to Orlando in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Miami in October since evenings lows in Orlando dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Canaveral National Seashore, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Cocoa Beach
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Cocoa Beach ©
Cocoa Beach
The Florida Mall ©
The Florida Mall

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