23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner
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Bus to Port Elizabeth, Fly to New York City
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New York City
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cape May
— 1 night
Drive
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Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
Taxi to Salisbury, Fly to Key West
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Key West
— 4 nights
Drive
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Key Largo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Moab
— 2 nights
Fly
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Portland
— 3 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly to East London, Bus to Port Alfred

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New York City — 4 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 some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New York City online holiday maker.

Port Alfred, South Africa to New York City is an approximately 24-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 7 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cape May.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Cape May — 1 night

Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): stroll through Cape May Bird Observatory and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape May trip planner.

You can drive from New York City to Cape May in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Chincoteague Island.
Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trip

Chincoteague Island — 1 night

Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Chincoteague Island trip itinerary site.

Getting from Cape May to Chincoteague Island by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Chincoteague Island sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Key West.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Key West — 4 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bahia Honda State Park and Vandenberg Wreck. Relax by the water at Sombrero Beach and Fort Zachary Taylor. Get out of town with these interesting Key West side-trips: Crane Point Museum & Nature Center (in Marathon) and National Key Deer Refuge (in Big Pine Key). And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, and stroll through Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Key West tour website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Chincoteague Island to Key West takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Chincoteague Island in May; daily highs in Key West reach 34°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Key Largo.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Side Trips

Key Largo — 3 nights

The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Take a break from the city and head to Florida Keys Flats Fishing and Anne's Beach. Step out of Key Largo to go to Everglades National Park and see Anhinga Trail, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Island Dolphin Care, get a dose of the wild on Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours, and stroll through Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

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You can drive from Key West to Key Largo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Key Largo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Moab.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips

Moab — 2 nights

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on Deep Desert Expeditions and then take a memorable drive along Colorado Riverway Recreation Area. On your second day here, hike along Double Arch and then explore the striking landscape at Arches National Park.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab holiday maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Key Largo to Moab takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Key Largo to Moab, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Key Largo, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Moab, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can fly to Portland.
Outdoors · Nature · Trails · Parks
Side Trip

Portland — 3 nights

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Visiting Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Portland Timbers will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Schreiner's Iris Gardens in Salem (about 1h 5 min away). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on Volcano Lands - Private Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, stop by Powell's City of Books, and stroll around Hoyt Arboretum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Portland trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Moab to Portland in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Traveling from Moab to Portland, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Moab in June, with highs in Portland at 29°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to fly to Las Vegas.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips

Las Vegas — 3 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): shop like a local with The Strip, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Fly from Portland to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Portland in June; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 46°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.

New Jersey travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.

Virginia travel guide

4.6
History Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Historic Sites
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.

Florida travel guide

4.3
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.

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.

Oregon travel guide

4.5
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.