18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
New Orleans
— 1 day
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h
4
St. Augustine
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Sanibel Island
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  3​h
6
Key West
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Marathon
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: London

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.
Get outdoors at Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock. Family-friendly places like Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Astoria Column will thrill your kids. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Rockaway Beach Wayside (in Rockaway Beach), Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Domaine Serene (in Dayton). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland tour itinerary planning app .

London, UK to Portland is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Portland is minus 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Astoria Column, Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Rockaway Beach Wayside
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Visit Castello di Amorosa and SS Jeremiah O'Brien for their historical value. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Chinatown, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour builder tool .

You can fly from Portland to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Portland in November, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 20°C and lows about 12°C. Finish up 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
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Royal Street.

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Getting from San Francisco to New Orleans by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to New Orleans. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in New Orleans. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to 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 ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Flagler College, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, then explore the galleries of St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and finally stroll through St. Augustine Beach. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Frank Butler County Park West, then look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our St. Augustine trip maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to St. Augustine in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in November, plan for a bit warmer days in St. Augustine, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
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): enjoy the sand and surf at Bowman's Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Pond Apple Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sanibel Island online tour planner .

You can drive from St. Augustine to Sanibel Island in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from St. Augustine in November: highs in Sanibel Island hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach

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.
Bring the kids along to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fort Zachary Taylor. Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House, learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and go for a walk through Key West Garden Club.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Key West itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sanibel Island to Key West in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Sanibel Island in November, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus 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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Marathon day trip planning website .

Take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 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

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

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