17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  12​h
1
Miami
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Austin
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
5
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  5​h
7
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Zurich

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 22nd (Wed): admire the striking features of Art Deco Historic District.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami online tour planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Miami is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Zurich to Miami due to the time zone difference. In May, Miami is much hotter than Zurich - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hollywood Beach, Art Deco Historic District, Fort Lauderdale Beach
Highlights from your plan
Hollywood Beach ©
Hollywood Beach
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

4
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Truman Little White House and Fort Zachary Taylor. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum and Key West Cemetery. Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Key West route maker website .

Traveling by flight from Miami to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Key West are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

1
day
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 28th (Tue), trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, and then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Austin trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Key West to Austin by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Key West in May, Austin is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library

1
night
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.
On the 29th (Wed), shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, contemplate the long history of The Alamo, take in the history at Mission Espada, then steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in San Antonio sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral ©
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): wander the streets of Downtown Nashville and then browse the exhibits of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, then see the interesting displays at Carter House, and finally contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nashville road trip planning app .

You can fly from San Antonio to Nashville in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Antonio in May, with highs in Nashville at 31°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carter House ©
Carter House

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Step off the beaten path and head to Roaring Fork and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Clingmans Dome and Cades Cove. There's still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and laugh and play at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Gatlinburg itinerary builder site .

Drive from Nashville to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Met Cloisters and Speed Boats Tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, go for a walk through Times Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read New York City online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Gatlinburg to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gatlinburg in June, you will find days in New York City are little chillier (31°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
Brooklyn Heights Promenade ©
Brooklyn Heights Promenade

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