19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Spokane
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Washington DC
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  7​h 30​min
2
Ocala
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  6​h
3
Pensacola
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Baton Rouge
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
5
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Spokane

4
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC day trip site .

Spokane to Washington DC is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Spokane to Washington DC. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Spokane in July, with lows around 73°F. You will leave for Ocala on the 4th (Sun).

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

3
nights
Ocala

Ocala
Ocala is a city located in Northern Florida. To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ocala holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Ocala takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Ocala can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. You will leave for Pensacola on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Ocala

Outdoors Parks Tours

4
nights
Pensacola

Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Head to Quayside and Fusion Art Glass Galleryfor some retail therapy. Fort Pickens Area and The Graffiti Bridge will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pensacola: Pottery Central World Headquarters (in Gulf Shores), Foley (Tanger Outlets Foley & Foley Art Center) and Fort Morgan State Historic Site (in Fort Morgan). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Sundog Books, hunt for treasures at Palafox Market, kick back and relax at Navarre Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at Destin Commons.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Pensacola trip planner .

Getting from Ocala to Pensacola by combination of car, flight, and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in Pensacola

Outdoors Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Foley, Pensacola Beach, Seaside, Navarre Beach, Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Morgan State Historic Site ©
Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Quayside ©
Quayside

2
nights
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at State Capitol Welcome Center, examine the collection at Louisiana's Old State Capitol, then examine the collection at USS Kidd, and finally contemplate the long history of The Myrtles Plantation. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, then revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets Gonzales, then admire the natural beauty at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, and finally contemplate the long history of Nottoway Plantation.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Baton Rouge journey maker .

Traveling by car from Pensacola to Baton Rouge takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or fly. In August in Baton Rouge, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to New Orleans.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Tanger Outlets Gonzales, The Myrtles Plantation, Nottoway Plantation
Highlights from your plan
The Myrtles Plantation ©
The Myrtles Plantation
Nottoway Plantation ©
Nottoway Plantation
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens ©

3
nights
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 15th (Thu): examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, then examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, make a trip to French Quarter, then don't miss a visit to Arcadian Books, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Frenchmen Street.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for New Orleans using our trip planner.

You can take a bus from Baton Rouge to New Orleans in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Baton Rouge in August, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 82°F, while days are slightly colder, around 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

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