21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
1
New Orleans
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Baton Rouge
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
3
Tampa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Fort Lauderdale
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Miami
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

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 1st (Mon): wander the streets of Royal Street, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Zoo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans day trip tool .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Gulfport Biloxi International Airport and Baton Rouge Metropolitan, Ryan Field. March in New Orleans sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
Garden District ©
Garden District

2
nights
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. On the 3rd (Wed), explore the activities along Lake Martin, then get to know the fascinating history of Vermilionville, and then meet the residents at Mike the Tiger Habitat. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Nottoway Plantation and then kick back and relax at Lake End Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Baton Rouge trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from New Orleans to Baton Rouge in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in April, you will find days in Baton Rouge are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are a bit cooler (17°C). You will leave for Tampa on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Vermilionville, Lake Martin, Nottoway Plantation, Lake End Park
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Lake End Park ©
Lake End Park
Nottoway Plantation ©
Nottoway Plantation
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville

2
nights
Tampa

Tampa ©
Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Philippe Park, stop by John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, and then kick back and relax at Saint Pete Beach. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Beach Walk, then don't miss a visit to Ybor City, and then identify plant and animal life at Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampa day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Baton Rouge to Tampa takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Baton Rouge to Tampa due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Baton Rouge in April, with highs in Tampa at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Tampa

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

John's Pass Village & Boardwalk, Beach Walk, Saint Pete Beach, Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center, Philippe Park
Highlights from your plan
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach
Philippe Park ©
Philippe Park

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Disney Springs and Modernism Museum Shoppe. Go for a jaunt from Orlando to DeLand to see Stetson Mansion about 1 hour away. Pack the 8th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Have a day of magic on the 10th (Wed) at Disney's Animal Kingdom. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at The Mall at Millenia and discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tampa to Orlando takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Orlando, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Modernism Museum Shoppe, Stetson Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Disney's Animal Kingdom ©
Disney's Animal Kingdom
The Mall at Millenia ©
The Mall at Millenia

3
nights
Key West

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Out of the Blue Gallery and Uva Wine Shop & Bar. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Zachary Taylor and Truman Little White House. When in Key West, make a side trip to see Bahia Honda State Park in Big Pine Key, approximately 50 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Sun) airborne with a parasailing or paragliding tour. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and look for gifts at De La Gallery.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Key West trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Orlando to Key West takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Orlando in April since evenings lows in Key West dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Big Pine Key
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

3
nights
Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale ©
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.
Head to Aventura Mall and Sawgrass Millsfor some retail therapy. Escape the urban bustle at Fort Lauderdale Beach and Wakodahatchee Wetlands. When in Fort Lauderdale, make a side trip to see Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum in Jupiter, approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Hollywood Beach and look for gifts at Coast Boutique.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fort Lauderdale holiday maker site .

Traveling by flight from Key West to Fort Lauderdale takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, tram, and train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Fort Lauderdale can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Miami.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Sawgrass Mills, Hollywood Beach, Aventura Mall, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Coast Boutique
Highlights from your plan
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Aventura Mall ©
Aventura Mall
Wakodahatchee Wetlands ©
Wakodahatchee Wetlands

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.
On the 18th (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Village of Merrick Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Anhinga Trail, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Tours, wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Haulover Beach Park.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Fort Lauderdale to Miami takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Miami are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Village of Merrick Park, Haulover Beach Park, Anhinga Trail, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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