18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Pensacola
— 1 night
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Miramar Beach
— 2 nights
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Jekyll Island
— 2 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
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Wilmington
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
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Pensacola

— 1 night

Western Gate to the Sunshine State

Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
You've now added Florida Welcome Center (I-10) to your itinerary. On the 7th (Wed), get answers to all your questions at Florida Welcome Center (I-10).

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pensacola trip itinerary builder website.

Dallas to Pensacola is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in July, expect nights in Pensacola to be about the same, around 76°F, while days are slightly colder, around 91°F. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Miramar Beach.
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Miramar Beach

— 2 nights
Miramar Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Walton County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Destin Harbor Boardwalk.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Miramar Beach road trip planning website.

Getting from Pensacola to Miramar Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 78°F. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jekyll Island.
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Jekyll Island

— 2 nights
A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
You've now added Historic Jekyll Wharf to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the waterfront at Historic Jekyll Wharf and then stroll through Driftwood Beach. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Georgia Sea Turtle Center and then take a stroll through Jekyll Island Historic District.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Jekyll Island day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Miramar Beach to Jekyll Island takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Miramar Beach to Jekyll Island is 1 hour. In July in Jekyll Island, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Myrtle Beach

— 2 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Your day by day itinerary now includes Brookgreen Gardens, Myrtle Beach and Huntington Beach State Park. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Myrtle Beach. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Huntington Beach State Park and then take in nature's colorful creations at Brookgreen Gardens.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Jekyll Island to Myrtle Beach by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and car. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. You will leave for Wilmington on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Wilmington

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Wilmington trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Myrtle Beach to Wilmington by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Wilmington, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Wilmington

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Golf

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 14th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner.

Fly from Wilmington to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.
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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.
You've now added Eastern State Penitentiary to your itinerary.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip maker app.

Take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites

New York City

— 3 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 your second day here, go for a walk through The High Line and then stroll around Central Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 72°F. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll around Milton Lee Olive Park, then stroll around Millennium Park, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and then admire the landmark architecture of 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago online trip maker.

You can fly from New York City to Chicago in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Chicago, with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours

Saint Louis

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): stroll around Forest Park and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Saint Louis trip site.

Fly from Chicago to Saint Louis in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago in July, you will find days in Saint Louis are somewhat warmer (89°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.

Destin travel guide

3.9
Parasailing & Paragliding · Fishing Charters & Tours · Water Sports
World's Luckiest Fishing Village
With emerald water and white beaches, Destin is one of America's favorite vacation destinations. The city originated as a small fishing village, but today tourists from all over the world flock here to enjoy itineraries filled with dolphin cruises, snorkeling, and superb sailing. The city boasts a lively nightlife scene, and when the sun sets, beachfront bars and seafood restaurants are abuzz with activity. The sand of Destin's idyllic beaches is considered to be some of the whitest in the world; made up of finely ground quartz crystal, it resembles sugar.