21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chamarel, Mauritius
Fly + Bus:  9 h 30 min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Syracuse
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Big Flats
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Miami
— 4 nights
Fly:  30 h
End: Chamarel, Mauritius

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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tiffany & Co. and The Strand Bookstore. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx) and Sagamore Hill National Historic Site (in Oyster Bay). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at New York Public Library, browse the exhibits of Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, contemplate the long history of Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site, and get lost in a book at The Morgan Library & Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read New York City online journey builder.

Chamarel, Mauritius to New York City is an approximately 22.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Chamarel to New York City. Traveling from Chamarel in December, things will get cooler in New York City: highs are around 10°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum ©

2
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. On the 15th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Erie Canal Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Rosamond Gifford Zoo, and then identify plant and animal life at Beaver Lake Nature Center. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Onondaga Historical Association, see the interesting displays at International Boxing Hall of Fame, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Wild Animal Park, and finally examine the collection at The Stickley Museum.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Syracuse attractions planner.

Fly from New York City to Syracuse in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Syracuse to be a bit cooler, temps between 3°C and -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Big Flats.

Things to do in Syracuse

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

The Stickley Museum, Beaver Lake Nature Center, International Boxing Hall of Fame, The Wild Animal Park
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Erie Canal Museum ©
Erie Canal Museum
International Boxing Hall of Fame ©
International Boxing Hall of Fame
Beaver Lake Nature Center ©
Beaver Lake Nature Center

2
nights
Big Flats

Big Flats ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): look for gifts at Connors Mercantile, then take an in-depth tour of Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes, then see the interesting displays at Corning Museum of Glass, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Rockwell Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Wings Of Eagles Discovery Center and then see the interesting displays at National Soaring Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Flats trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Syracuse to Big Flats in 2 hours. In December in Big Flats, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Big Flats

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Corning, Wings Of Eagles Discovery Center, National Soaring Museum
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The Rockwell Museum ©
The Rockwell Museum
Corning Museum of Glass ©
Corning Museum of Glass

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Visit Anderson House and Lee-Fendall House for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at National Gallery of Art and National Air and Space Museum. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, see the interesting displays at The Mansion on O, stroll through Tudor Place, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Washington DC journey maker.

You can drive from Big Flats to Washington DC in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December, Washington DC is somewhat warmer than Big Flats - with highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Lee-Fendall House
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The Mansion on O ©
The Mansion on O
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

4
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Ormond Beach and Cocoa Beach. You'll explore and learn at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and The Casements. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orlando: Fort Christmas Historical Park (in Christmas), Lighthouse Point Park (in Ponce Inlet) and Manatee Sanctuary Park (in Cape Canaveral). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Wekiwa Springs State Park, enjoy some diversion at The Shooting Gallery, and get a taste of local nightlife at Cigarz at Citywalk.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Orlando online route planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Washington DC in December, with highs in Orlando at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ormond Beach, Ponce Inlet, Fort Christmas Historical Park, Cocoa Beach, Wekiwa Springs State Park
Highlights from your plan
Cocoa Beach ©
Cocoa Beach
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach

4
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Wolfsonian - Florida International University and Britto Central. Relax by the water at South Beach and Hollywood Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park (in Dania Beach), Hollywood North Beach Park (in Hollywood) and Fort Lauderdale Beach (in Fort Lauderdale). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at 12th Street Beach, take a leisurely stroll along South Pointe Park, wander the streets of Espanola Way, and walk around Lummus Park Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Miami road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Miami takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Orlando in December, Miami is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Hollywood, Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park, Fort Lauderdale Beach
Highlights from your plan
12th Street Beach ©
12th Street Beach
South Beach ©
South Beach

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