17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 4 nights
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Miami
— 3 nights
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New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Central Park, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, go for a walk through The High Line, and explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the New York City online itinerary planner.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also fly. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in New York City hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Philadelphia

— 1 night

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 1st (Sat), ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, steep yourself in history at Liberty Bell Center, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia online journey planner.

Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites

Washington DC

— 3 nights
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at White House, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Washington DC are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

New Orleans

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, don't miss a visit to French Quarter, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New Orleans in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Washington DC, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Miami

— 3 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Step out of Miami to go to Key Largo and see Scuba & Snorkeling, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: have fun at Lock & Load Miami, buy something for everyone on your list at Dolphin Mall, kick back and relax at South Beach, and contemplate the long history of Barnacle State Historic Site.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Miami route planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Miami by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Miami. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Miami, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.