17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + Bus:  11 h 15 min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Mystic
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
6
Key West
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Brussels

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.
On the 17th (Sun), race across the water with a speed boat tour and then take in the pleasant sights at The High Line. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then don't miss a visit to Central Park.

Make your New York City itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Brussels, Belgium to New York City is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in July: high temperatures in New York City hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Speed Boats Tours

1
night
Newport

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
On the 20th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Ocean Drive Historic District, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliff Walk, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Newport online visit planner.

You can drive from New York City to Newport in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in July; daily highs in Newport reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mystic.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church

2
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Mystic is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the different monuments and memorials at Elm Grove Cemetery, snap pictures at Mystic River Bascule Bridge, and make a trip to Mystic & Shoreline Visitor Information Center.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mystic trip planning app.

You can drive from Newport to Mystic in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Mystic are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Mystic

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Olde Mistick Village ©
Olde Mistick Village
Mystified Escape Rooms ©
Mystified Escape Rooms
Boat Tours & Water Sports

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip maker tool.

You can drive from Mystic to Philadelphia in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mystic in July: high temperatures in Philadelphia hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. You'll set off for Washington DC on the 24th (Sun).

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Nightlife Fun & Games

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and finally browse the collection at Library of Congress.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC journey planner.

Getting from Philadelphia to Washington DC by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, then examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Mallory Square, then appreciate the history behind Florida Keys Historical Military Memorial, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Key West day trip tool.

Getting from Washington DC to Key West by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Washington DC in July since evenings lows in Key West dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

4
nights
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.
Pack the 1st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort, try out the rides at Discovery Cove, get your game on at Nomadic, and make a splash at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando visit planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Key West to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Key West in July, Orlando is a bit cooler at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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