22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Boston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Princeton
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Richmond
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Raleigh
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Jacksonville, Florida
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
10
Miami, Florida
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
Boston

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.
On the 4th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Granary Burying Ground, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, and then walk around Boston Public Garden.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Boston tour planner.

London, UK to Boston is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Boston is minus 5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Boston are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Marginal Way Walkway
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and New York City Hall are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, stroll around Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the New York City online visit planner .

Getting from Boston to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Princeton.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York City Hall ©
New York City Hall

2
nights
Princeton

Princeton ©
Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
On the 9th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Princeton United Methodist Church and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Catholic Church. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Church, deepen your understanding at Princeton University, then admire the masterpieces at Princeton University Art Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Princeton University Chapel.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Princeton itinerary planner.

You can drive from New York City to Princeton in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May in Princeton, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Princeton

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Washington Crossing Historic Park
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Washington Crossing Historic Park ©
Washington Crossing Historic Park
Princeton University Art Museum ©
Princeton University Art Museum
Trinity Church ©
Trinity Church

1
night
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.
For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Princeton to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Princeton in May since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 17°C. On the 12th (Tue), you're off toRichmond.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nightlife Tours

2
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Colonial Williamsburg and Historic Jamestowne. Step out of Richmond to go to Williamsburg and see Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, make a trip to African Burial Ground, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Episcopal Church, and relax in the rural setting at Maymont.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Richmond trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Richmond takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Richmond, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Williamsburg
Highlights from your plan
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

1
night
Raleigh

Raleigh
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Raleigh trip planner .

Traveling by car from Richmond to Raleigh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Raleigh, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. You will leave for Charleston on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks Nightlife Fun & Games

2
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Nathaniel Russell House, then go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, then contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Boone Hall Plantation and then brush up on your military savvy at Patriots Point.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Charleston trip planner .

Getting from Raleigh to Charleston by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Raleigh in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Charleston, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Mount Pleasant
Highlights from your plan
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Nathaniel Russell House ©
Nathaniel Russell House
Patriots Point ©
Patriots Point

3
nights
Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville ©
The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Visit Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Basilica of the Immaculate Conception for their historical value. Explore Jacksonville's surroundings by going to St. Augustine (St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., St. Augustine Distillery, & more). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, let the kids burn off some steam at Ed Austin Regional Park, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read Jacksonville tour itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Charleston to Jacksonville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of flight and car. In May in Jacksonville, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. You'll set off for Key West on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

St. Augustine, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Highlights from your plan

2
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.
To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Key West trip itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of car and flight from Jacksonville to Key West in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Jacksonville in May, Key West is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

2
nights
Miami, Florida

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Let the collections at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and Wynwood Walls capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Art Deco Historic District and Barnacle State Historic Site are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: have fun at Lock & Load Miami, buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace, and see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Miami trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Key West to Miami takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Miami are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Art Deco Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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