18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  26​h
1
Orlando
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Cape Town

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

Discover how to plan a Orlando trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Cape Town, South Africa to Orlando is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Cape Town to Orlando, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in September: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 37°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

3
nights
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at South Beach and Hollywood Beach. Do your shopping at Lincoln Road and Dolphin Mall. Step out of Miami to go to Fort Lauderdale and see Fort Lauderdale Beach, which is approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haulover Beach Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Bal Harbour Shops, and browse the different shops at Village of Merrick Park.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Miami trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Orlando to Miami takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Miami, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Bal Harbour, Hollywood Beach, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Village of Merrick Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Mall ©
Dolphin Mall
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stop by Dinstuhl's Fine Candy Company, Inc., stop by Burke's Book Store, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, then steep yourself in history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then look for gifts at Memphis Music, and finally don't miss a visit to Beale Street.

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

Traveling by combination of tram and flight from Miami to Memphis takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Memphis is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Miami in September since evenings lows in Memphis dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Dinstuhl's Fine Candy Company, Inc. ©

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 28th (Fri), stop by Hillsboro Village, then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Franklin.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Nashville when traveling from Memphis in September, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Gallery of Art and The National Archives Museum. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get engrossed in the history at Newseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral, and stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC itinerary maker site .

Fly from Nashville to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Washington DC is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fifth Avenue and Ellis Island. Shop till you drop at Shopping Girlfriend NYC and The Strand Bookstore. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and don't miss a visit to Central Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the New York City itinerary planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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