17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Orlando
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Miami
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Orlando
— 3 nights
End: Orlando

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip builder app .

Orlando to Los Angeles is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Orlando in May: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 75°F and lows are around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Filbert Steps are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Exploratorium, step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien, explore and take pictures at Twin Peaks, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find photos and more tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip app .

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 69°F and 53°F. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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 11th (Sat): explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and then make a trip to Empire State Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to New York City, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from San Francisco to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Air and Space Museum and Washington National Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Arlington National Cemetery. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and get engrossed in the history at Newseum.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Washington DC day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

1
night
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 16th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort. On your second day here, ponder the world of politics at City Hall, admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and then steep yourself in history at Stetson Mansion.

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You can fly from Washington DC to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect Orlando to be a bit warmer, temps between 88°F and 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Stetson Mansion, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
City Hall ©
City Hall

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and then shop like a local with Britto Central.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Miami day trip planning site .

Fly from Orlando to Miami in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in May, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Miami Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
Britto Central ©
Britto Central

3
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and St. Barnabas Episcopal Church will appeal to history buffs. NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Cape Canavarel National Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Pack the 19th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. See even more of Orlando: discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Orlando trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Miami to Orlando takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Miami in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Orlando, with lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Cape Canavarel National Cemetery, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Highlights from your plan
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©

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