18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Orlando
— 1 night
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Key West
— 2 nights
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Marathon
— 1 night
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Key Largo
— 1 night
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Miami
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New York City

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and then don't miss a visit to Empire State Building. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, then appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, then go for a walk through Times Square, and finally make a trip to Rockefeller Center.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip planning site.

Durban, South Africa to New York City is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Durban to New York City. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Durban in March, with highs in New York City at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, steep yourself in history at Todd House, then steep yourself in history at Powel House, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Elfreth's Alley.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia itinerary planner.

Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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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 22nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. On your second day here, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC journey planner.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Washington DC are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Nashville

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum, then see the interesting displays at Carter House, and finally sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

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Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Nashville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Nashville. Traveling from Washington DC in March, expect nights in Nashville to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trip

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New Orleans

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.
Garden District and Jackson Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Louis Cathedral and St. Louis Cemetery No. 3. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, and take in the history at Chalmette National Historical Park.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read New Orleans holiday builder site.

Fly from Nashville to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for much hotter nights when traveling from Nashville in March since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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Orlando

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Discovery Cove.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Orlando trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from New Orleans to Orlando by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Orlando. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Orlando, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Key West

Conch Republic

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 29th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor, then contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, then shop like a local with 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally steep yourself in history at Curry Mansion.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Key West day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Orlando to Key West in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in March, Key West is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

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Marathon

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, fly like a bird with Z Flight Watersports, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Marathon travel route builder site.

You can drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Marathon are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

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Key Largo

Diving Capital of the World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): push the limits with Jetpack Water Flights, get a dose of the wild on Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours, then cast your line with Florida Keys Flats Fishing, and finally identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Key Largo online road trip planner.

You can drive from Marathon to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Marathon in March since evenings lows in Key Largo dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Miami.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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Miami

Magic City

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 2nd (Fri), examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and then see what you can catch with Miami Peacock Adventures - Day Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): take a stroll through Lincoln Road, then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Miami road trip planning site.

Getting from Key Largo to Miami by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.