20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
4
Richmond
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
5
Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Charleston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Savannah
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Cocoa Beach
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
11
Houston
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Barcelona

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Hallett Nature Sanctuary, then take a stroll through Times Square, then take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read New York City route builder website .

Barcelona, Spain to New York City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Barcelona to New York City due to the time zone difference. In August in New York City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 7th (Wed), browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, then admire the striking features of Independence Hall, and then steep yourself in history at Liberty Bell Center.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip planning app .

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Liberty Bell Center ©
Liberty Bell Center
Reading Terminal Market ©
Reading Terminal Market

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.
Get outdoors at Antietam National Battlefield and Skyline Drive. Appreciate the collections at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Baltimore (Horseshoe Casino & Sagamore Spirit Distillery) and Copper Fox Distillery (in Sperryville). It doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and wander the streets of Capitol Hill.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Washington DC

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baltimore, Copper Fox Distillery, Antietam National Battlefield, Skyline Drive
Highlights from your plan
Sagamore Spirit Distillery ©
Sagamore Spirit Distillery
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
Richmond

Richmond ©
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Virginia Capitol Building, then stroll the grounds of Hollywood Cemetery, then explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and finally take a stroll through Carytown.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Richmond trip maker app .

Drive from Washington DC to Richmond in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hollywood Cemetery ©
Hollywood Cemetery
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Virginia Capitol Building ©
Virginia Capitol Building

1
night
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. On the 13th (Tue), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtle Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Myrtle Beach trip builder app .

Getting from Richmond to Myrtle Beach by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August in Myrtle Beach, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 14th (Wed), stop by MoonPie General Store, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Folly Beach Public Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Charleston visit planner.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Charleston are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Folly Beach Public Beach
Highlights from your plan
Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
MoonPie General Store ©
MoonPie General Store

1
night
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 15th (Thu), learn about all things military at National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, take an in-depth tour of Pin Point Heritage Museum, then learn about all things military at Webb Military Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Savannah Historic District.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Savannah online route maker .

Traveling by car from Charleston to Savannah takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Cocoa Beach.

Things to do in Savannah

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
Highlights from your plan
Webb Military Museum ©
Webb Military Museum
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District

1
day
Cocoa Beach

Situated in one of Florida's busiest vacation areas, Cocoa Beach burst onto the world scene in the 1960s, when it became a popular setting for parades honoring the nation's "Apollo" astronauts.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Cocoa Beach and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cocoa Beach road trip planner .

You can drive from Savannah to Cocoa Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August in Cocoa Beach, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Cocoa Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Cocoa Beach ©
Cocoa Beach

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Lincoln Road and Wynwood Walls. Do your shopping at Ocean Drive and Bayside Marketplace. Step out of Miami to go to Everglades National Park and see Shark Valley, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at South Beach, examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Walt Grace Vintage, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Miami online journey planner .

You can drive from Cocoa Beach to Miami in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Miami can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Neighborhoods Parks Museums

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Shark Valley
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley ©
Shark Valley
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Tue), wander the streets of Garden District, then stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans road trip planning site .

You can fly from Miami to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Miami to New Orleans. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Miami in August: highs in New Orleans hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
Lafayette Cemetery No.1 ©
Lafayette Cemetery No.1

3
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Take a break from the city and head to Cockrell Butterfly Center and Houston Zoo. Glenwood Cemetery and Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Houston: Nana's Attic (in League City) and San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site (in La Porte). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and admire the sheer force of Water Wall.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston travel route builder .

You can fly from New Orleans to Houston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in August: highs in Houston hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nana's Attic, San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston

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