18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner
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New York City
— 3 nights
Washington DC
— 2 nights
— 1 day
— 1 night
— 10 nights


New York City — 3 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, take a stroll through Times Square, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see ratings and tourist information, you can read our New York City driving holiday planner.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to New York City is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in October, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.
Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites


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.
For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip planner.

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 21st (Sat), you'll travel to Washington DC.
Parks · Nightlife · Fun & Games · Outdoors

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Vietnam Veterans Memorial. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC online route planner.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Wilmington.
Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Wilmington — 1 day

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): kick back and relax at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, and then don't miss a visit to Riverwalk.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Wilmington trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Wilmington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Washington DC in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Wilmington, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Charleston.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Charleston — 1 night

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stroll around Joe Riley Waterfront Park, then settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Charleston trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Charleston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to fly to Orlando.
Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Orlando — 10 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Universal's Islands of Adventure and Walt Disney World Resort. Get out of town with these interesting Orlando side-trips: NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (in Merritt Island) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Saint Cloud). Pack the 26th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Have a day of magic on the 29th (Sun) at Magic Kingdom Park. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Discovery Cove, make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, laugh and play at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip planning website.

You can fly from Charleston to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Charleston in October, things will get a bit warmer in Orlando: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors
Side Trips

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.