18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  11​h 15​min
4
New York City
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h
5
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Miami Beach, Florida
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Santiago

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 7th (Fri), brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, then wander the streets of Garden District, and then make a trip to Jackson Square. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street, then make a trip to French Quarter, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral.

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Santiago, Chile to New Orleans is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Santiago to New Orleans. In February, daytime highs in New Orleans are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 9th (Sun), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On your second day here, wander the streets of Union Square, then get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, and then wander the streets of SoMa.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

You can fly from New Orleans to San Francisco in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from New Orleans in February, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 19°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and then stroll through Badger Pass Ski Area. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Yosemite Museum Gallery, then get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, and then hit the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in February, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 10°C by day to -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery

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.
Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Times Square, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, and get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our New York City road trip app .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to New York City in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Yosemite National Park to New York City. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in February, New York City is a bit warmer at night with lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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 ©

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Truman Little White House and Key West Cemetery. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and 7 Artists & Friends Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Key West: Big Pine Key (National Key Deer Refuge & Bahia Honda State Park). There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Alan S. Maltz Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Key West in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from New York City in February, with highs in Key West at 30°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Big Pine Key
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Miami Beach, Florida

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Get outdoors at Shark Valley Visitor Center and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center. Visit Lincoln Road and Art Deco Historic District for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Miami Beach side-trips: Everglades National Park (Gumbo Limbo Trail, Anhinga Trail, & more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach and see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Miami Beach online sightseeing planner .

Fly from Key West to Miami Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Lock & Load Museum, Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail

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