17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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New York City
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Philadelphia
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Washington DC
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Charleston
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Asheville
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Orange Beach
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New Orleans
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Las Vegas
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Los Angeles
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New York City

— 2 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.
On the 13th (Sun), stop by SoHo, wander the streets of Greenwich Village, then appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the New York City online day trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Melbourne to New York City. Traveling from Melbourne in February, things will get colder in New York City: highs are around 9°C and lows about -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Philadelphia

— 1 night

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, browse the exhibits of Fireman's Hall, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, then appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Independence Mall.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. February in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the world behind art at The Phillips Collection, take in nature's colorful creations at U.S. National Arboretum, then get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian American Art Museum. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC route maker site.

Take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Washington DC are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Charleston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Trails · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Charleston

— 2 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 18th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, learn more about the world around you at The Charleston Museum, and then hunt for treasures at Charleston City Market.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston journey maker.

You can fly from Washington DC to Charleston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in February: high temperatures in Charleston hover around 20°C and lows are around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Tours

Asheville

— 1 night

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 20th (Sun), get a taste of the local shopping with St.Claire Art, take in the exciting artwork at New Morning Gallery, and then learn the secrets of beer at BREW-ed.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Asheville tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Asheville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Charleston in February, expect Asheville to be a bit cooler, temps between 13°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Asheville

Shopping · Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Orange Beach

— 1 night
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then stroll around Orange Beach Waterfront Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Orange Beach itinerary planner.

You can fly from Asheville to Orange Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. Traveling from Asheville to Orange Beach, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Asheville in February; daily highs in Orange Beach reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

New Orleans

— 2 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Louis Cathedral and Lafayette Cemetery No.1. Popular historic sites such as Garden District and French Quarter are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake Lawn Metairie, and shop like a local with Jamie Hayes Gallery.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans online itinerary maker.

Getting from Orange Beach to New Orleans by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Orange Beach in February: highs in New Orleans hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade and then take a stroll through The Strip. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Counts Kustoms, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, then get engrossed in the history at Titanic, and finally see the interesting displays at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas vacation builder app.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Las Vegas is minus 2 hours. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the world behind art at The Broad, then take an in-depth tour of Autry Museum of the American West, then admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and finally wander the streets of Old Pasadena.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in February, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 25°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens · Beaches
The Palmetto State
Composed of five distinct geographic regions with boundaries roughly parallel to the Atlantic coastline, South Carolina embraces rich history, scenic beauty, and outstanding cuisine. Originally established as a slave society dependent on the cultivation of rice and indigo, the state now boasts a diverse economy that includes massive production of textile goods, chemical products, machinery, and automobiles. Widely regarded as the beginning of the Deep South, the state remains a deeply conservative part of the country, fervently clinging to its religious and cultural traditions. South Carolinians are kind and open hosts to those who vacation here, eager to share the wealth of their cultural heritage with curious visitors. With many remarkable places to visit like Charleston and Hilton Head, your itinerary here is sure to be diverse and full of scenic attractions.

North Carolina travel guide

4.4
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.

Alabama travel guide

4.3
History Museums · Military Museums · Specialty Museums
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.