22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

Make it your trip
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive
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Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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St. Augustine
— 2 nights
Fly to Miami, Shuttle to Marathon
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Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Key West
— 2 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Nashville
— 4 nights
Drive
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Memphis
— 1 night
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New Orleans

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and New Orleans Musical Legends Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Orleans: Houmas House and Gardens (in Darrow) and Whitney Plantation (in Wallace). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans itinerary planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Sydney to New Orleans. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Sydney in May, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Panama City Beach

— 2 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.
On the 14th (Fri), browse the different shops at Pier Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach. On your second day here, do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery, then kick back and relax at St. Andrews State Park, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Panama City Beach holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Panama City Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Panama City Beach, with highs around 34°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

St. Augustine

— 2 nights
St. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach, then see the interesting displays at Lightner Museum, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, deepen your understanding at Flagler College, and then do a tasting at San Sebastian Winery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the St. Augustine attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Panama City Beach to St. Augustine takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May in St. Augustine, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Wildlife

Marathon

— 2 nights

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Turtle Hospital, then snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dolphin Research Center, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then stroll through Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

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Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from St. Augustine to Marathon takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from St. Augustine in May since evenings lows in Marathon dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Key West

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor, get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House, then learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and finally take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Key West online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Key West are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Greenwich Village and The Met Cloisters. Escape the urban bustle at Speed Boats Tours and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. The adventure continues: stop by Dumbo, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the New York City online travel planner.

Getting from Key West to New York City by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Key West in May: highs in New York City hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Nashville.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nashville

— 4 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Step out of the city life by going to Mammoth Cave and Cedar Sink Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Downtown Nashville and Beer Tastings & Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nashville: Franklin (Balloon Rides & Carter House) and 1921 Standard Oil Station (in Bowling Green). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, take in the history at Lotz House Museum, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nashville trip website.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: highs in Nashville hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Memphis

— 1 night

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
On the 29th (Sat), examine the collection at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, examine the collection at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then try to win big at Southland Casino Racing.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Memphis trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Memphis are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.