20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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New York City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Key West
— 3 nights
Fly to Orlando, Bus to St. Augustine
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St. Augustine
— 3 nights
Drive
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Panama City Beach
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mobile
— 1 night
Drive
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Orange Beach
— 1 night
Fly
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Chicago
— 4 nights
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Patrick's Cathedral and New York Public Library. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's still lots to do: walk around Central Park, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, take a stroll through Times Square, and make a trip to Empire State Building.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City due to the time zone difference. In July, New York City is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Key West

— 3 nights

Conch Republic

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.
Visit Fort Zachary Taylor and Truman Little White House for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at The Turtle Hospital and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with these side-trips from Key West: Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key) and Dolphin Research Center (in Grassy Key). There's more to do: cruise along The Overseas Highway and identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Key West trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from New York City to Key West in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Key West dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

St. Augustine

— 3 nights
St. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. and St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to St. Augustine Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Go for a jaunt from St. Augustine to Fernandina Beach to see Fort Clinch State Park about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery, see the interesting displays at Lightner Museum, and gain insight at Flagler College.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Key West to St. Augustine in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in July, St. Augustine is a bit cooler at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Panama City Beach

— 4 nights

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Visit Panama City Beach and Navarre Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting AJ's Water Adventures and Henderson Beach State Park will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Panama City Beach: Florida Caverns State Park (in Marianna) and Okaloosa Island (in Fort Walton Beach). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Andrews State Park and learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Panama City Beach itinerary website.

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Panama City Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daytime highs in Panama City Beach are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Mobile

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Magnolia Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Battleship USS ALABAMA, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mobile trip builder app.

Drive from Panama City Beach to Mobile in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. July in Mobile sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Mobile

Historic Sites · Museums

Orange Beach

— 1 night
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf State Park and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Orange Beach online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mobile to Orange Beach takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Orange Beach can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors · Nature · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Chicago

— 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get in touch with nature at Lakefront Trail and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chicago Riverwalk and The Art Institute of Chicago. There's much more to do: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, contemplate the waterfront views at Chicago River, explore the galleries of Chicago Cultural Center, and wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Chicago attractions planning app.

Traveling by flight from Orange Beach to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Orange Beach in July; daily highs in Chicago reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.

Alabama travel guide

4.4
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Military Museums · Specialty Museums
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.