20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner
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Fort Lauderdale
— 3 nights
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North Miami Beach
— 1 night
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Orlando
— 4 nights
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Augusta
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Fort Lauderdale — 3 nights

Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bonnet House Museum and Gardens and History Fort Lauderdale. Escape the urban bustle at Fort Lauderdale Beach and Intracoastal Waterway. When in Fort Lauderdale, make a side trip to see Shark Valley Visitor Center in Everglades National Park, approximately Everglades National Park away. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on Sawgrass Recreation Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Las Olas Beach, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Fort Lauderdale trip site.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Fort Lauderdale is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Fort Lauderdale is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December: high temperatures in Fort Lauderdale hover around 31°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to North Miami Beach.
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North Miami Beach — 1 night

North Miami Beach is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Ancient Spanish Monastery and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Safari Tours.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read North Miami Beach trip planning tool.

North Miami Beach is very close to Fort Lauderdale. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Orlando.
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Orlando — 4 nights

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.
Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition (Orlando) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Boat Tours & Water Sports and World of Disney. Have a day of magic on the 24th (Sat) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Tree of Life, admire the natural beauty at Harry P. Leu Gardens, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Orlando, and make an unforgettable trip to Avatar Flight of Passage.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Orlando day trip planner.

Drive from North Miami Beach to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from North Miami Beach in December since evenings lows in Orlando dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 3 nights

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Louis Cathedral and Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site. Explore hidden gems such as Garden District and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. Take a break from New Orleans with a short trip to Houmas House and Gardens in Darrow, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, steep yourself in history at Destrehan Plantation, take a stroll through Royal Street, and make a trip to French Quarter.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans journey maker website.

You can fly from Orlando to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orlando to New Orleans. Traveling from Orlando in December, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are much colder, around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly to Augusta.
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Augusta — 1 night

Augusta–Richmond County is a consolidated city-county on the central eastern border of the U.S. state of Georgia, and located on the Savannah River, at the head of its navigable portion. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): stroll through Phinizy Swamp Nature Park and then steep yourself in history at The Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Augusta day trip planning tool.

You can fly from New Orleans to Augusta in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Augusta due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Augusta, with highs around 20°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral. On your second day here, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and finally pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Augusta to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Augusta in December: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 12°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can fly to New York City.
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New York City — 5 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Patrick's Cathedral and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, don't miss a visit to Times Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in New York City, with lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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