19 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 3 nights
Washington DC
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 4 nights
New Orleans
— 3 nights


New York City — 3 nights

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.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, make a trip to Empire State Building, and wander the streets of Times Square.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary maker website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to New York City is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Johannesburg to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in April, things will get a bit cooler in New York City: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to fly to Washington DC.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC — 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Nashville.
Museums · Nature · Parks

Nashville — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, then steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, and finally sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery. On the next day, stop by Downtown Nashville, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tennessee Legend Distillery, and then take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville road trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Nashville in 3.5 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. In May, daytime highs in Nashville are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Pensacola.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Pensacola — 4 nights

Western Gate to the Sunshine State

Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
When in Pensacola, make a side trip to see Navarre Beach in Navarre, approximately Navarre away. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Chase-N-Fins, steep yourself in history at Veterans Memorial Park, head off the coast to Santa Rosa Island, and stroll the grounds of Barrancas National Cemetery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pensacola sightseeing planning site.

Getting from Nashville to Pensacola by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Pensacola when traveling from Nashville in May, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trips

New Orleans — 3 nights

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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and make a trip to French Quarter.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pensacola to New Orleans takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Pensacola in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

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.