17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
1
Fort Lauderdale
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Nashville
— 2 nights
4
Memphis
— 2 nights
5
New Orleans
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Miami
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Key West
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
8
Crystal River
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
9
Key Largo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Miami

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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.
On the 24th (Sun), get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fort Lauderdale driving holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Denmark, the closest major airports are Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport, Miami International Airport and Palm Beach International Airport. In February in Fort Lauderdale, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Jupiter, Scuba & Snorkeling, Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park
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Jupiter Dog Beach ©
Jupiter Dog Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Riverbend Park ©
Riverbend Park

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night
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Fort Lauderdale to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in February; daily highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park reach 13°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

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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 28th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Radnor Lake State Park, then see the interesting displays at Lane Motor Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's of the Seven Sorrow Catholic Church, then examine the collection at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, then take in the history at Stones River National Battlefield, and finally learn about winemaking at Arrington Vineyards.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville online journey planner .

Getting from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Nashville by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In February in Nashville, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stones River National Battlefield, Arrington Vineyards
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Radnor Lake State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Stones River National Battlefield ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, stroll the grounds of Elmwood Cemetery, gain insight at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then stop by Memphis Music, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Hampson Museum State Park, then contemplate the long history of Johnny Cash House, and then try to win big at Southland Park Gaming and Racing.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Memphis day trip planner .

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Hampson Museum State Park, Southland Park Gaming and Racing, Johnny Cash House
Highlights from your plan
Elmwood Cemetery ©
Elmwood Cemetery
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
St. Peter Catholic Church ©
St. Peter Catholic Church

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hours
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 4th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church, admire the striking features of Destrehan Plantation, and then stroll the grounds of Lake Lawn Metairie.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New Orleans road trip site .

Getting from Memphis to New Orleans by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Traveling from Memphis in March, New Orleans is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Destrehan Plantation
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Lake Lawn Metairie ©
Lake Lawn Metairie
Destrehan Plantation ©
Destrehan Plantation
Immaculate Conception Church ©
Immaculate Conception Church

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.
On the 5th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Tours, then explore the galleries of The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, then take in the exciting artwork at Britto Central, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Haulover Beach Park.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Miami vacation planning site .

You can fly from New Orleans to Miami in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Miami due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Miami: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Haulover Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Haulover Beach Park ©
Haulover Beach Park
Art Deco Tours ©
Art Deco Tours
Britto Central ©
Britto Central

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, then enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, then go for a walk through Key West Garden Club, and finally paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Key West online journey planner .

You can fly from Miami to Key West in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Crystal River.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Key West Cemetery ©
Key West Cemetery

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Crystal River

Crystal River ©
The jewel of Florida's Nature Coast, Crystal River spreads around spring-fed Kings Bay, known for maintaining a constant 22 C (72 F) temperature all year long.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Crystal River Archaeological State Park, then learn about winemaking at Dakotah Winery, and then admire the majestic nature at Manatee Springs State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, take an in-depth tour of Cedar Key Historical Society Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Cedar Key Museum State Park.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Crystal River online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Key West to Crystal River takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Key West in March, expect nights in Crystal River to be colder, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Crystal River

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Cedar Key, Chiefland, Kayaking & Canoeing
Highlights from your plan
Manatee Springs State Park ©
Manatee Springs State Park
Cedar Key Historical Society Museum ©
Kayaking & Canoeing

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Key Largo

Key Largo ©
The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Florida Keys Brewing Company. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Key Largo Baptist Church, have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Grecian Rocks.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Key Largo tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Crystal River to Key Largo by car takes about 6.5 hours. In March, Key Largo is somewhat warmer than Crystal River - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Islamorada
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Grecian Rocks ©
Grecian Rocks

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