20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
+2
train + bus + Fly:  12​h
1
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Miami
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
6
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Edinburgh

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Escape Game Orlando and SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orlando: St. Augustine Beach (in Saint Augustine Beach) and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum (in Ponce Inlet). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Tree of Life, get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando travel itinerary planner .

Edinburgh, UK to Orlando is an approximately 12-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Orlando is minus 5 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Edinburgh in July, with highs in Orlando at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, St. Augustine Beach
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The Escape Game Orlando ©
The Escape Game Orlando
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

2
nights
Miami

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Bayside Marketplace, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum, enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally admire the natural beauty at Pinecrest Gardens.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Miami road trip tool .

You can fly from Orlando to Miami in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. July in Miami sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Tours Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Pinecrest Gardens
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Walking tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Room Escape Games

3
nights
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 discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Vandenberg Wreck. Take a break from Key West with a short trip to Dolphin Research Center in Grassy Key, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West trip maker .

Getting from Miami to Key West by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Dolphin Research Center
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

3
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Step off the beaten path and head to Clingmans Dome and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls, get outside with The Sinks, and get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner.

Fly from Key West to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Speed Boats Tours and Food Tours. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, stroll around Washington Square Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New York City online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to New York City in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daytime highs in New York City are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Grounds For Sculpture
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
Speed Boats Tours

2
nights
Boston

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Boston Public Garden and Museum of Fine Arts. Venture out of the city with trips to Fishing Charters & Tours (in South Yarmouth) and Jenney Museum (in Plymouth). There's much more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the natural beauty at Arnold Arboretum, wander the streets of Back Bay, and contemplate the long history of Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and the Printing Office of Edes and Gill.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Boston trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Boston, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Tours Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Jenney Museum
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts

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