18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Portland
— 3 nights
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
3
New Orleans
— 1 day
4
St. Augustine
— 1 night
5
Sanibel Island
— 1 day
6
Key West
— 4 nights
7
Marathon
— 2 nights

3
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Visiting Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock will get you outdoors. Bring the kids along to Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Astoria Column. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Rockaway Beach Wayside (in Rockaway Beach), Domaine Serene (in Dayton) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

To find out how to plan a trip to Portland, use our trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Portland is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Portland due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Rockaway Beach Wayside, Astoria Column, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Domaine Serene
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area ©

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Alcatraz Island and SoMa. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Exploratorium and Twin Peaks. Step out of San Francisco to go to Calistoga and see Castello di Amorosa, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, visit Chinatown, step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco itinerary planner.

You can fly from Portland to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Portland in November; daily highs in San Francisco reach 20°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): stop by Garden District, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then wander the streets of Royal Street.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans sightseeing planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco to New Orleans, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Street ©
Royal Street
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum

1
night
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
St. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): gain insight at Flagler College, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, then browse the exhibits of St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and finally enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Frank Butler County Park West, look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, and then sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Augustine trip itinerary planner.

Getting from New Orleans to St. Augustine by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to St. Augustine is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in November, you will find days in St. Augustine are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine ©
Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine

1
day
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stroll through Bowman's Beach, then stroll around Pond Apple Park, and then identify plant and animal life at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sanibel Island road trip planner.

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Sanibel Island takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from St. Augustine in November, expect nights in Sanibel Island to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach
J.N. ©

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Fort Zachary Taylor and Truman Little White House. Visit Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum and Key West Cemetery for their historical value. Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a tour of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Key West driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Sanibel Island to Key West takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Sanibel Island in November, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

2
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
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 26th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Marathon trip maker.

You can drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

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