26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Florianopolis
Fly:  25​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
New Orleans
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Miami
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Cape Canaveral
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
5
Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Savannah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Charleston
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
Wilmington
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
9
Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
10
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Florianopolis

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.
Get outdoors at Bushkill Falls and Lakota Wolf Preserve. Do your shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and Amazing Olive. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Bayard Cutting Arboretum (in Great River), Fire Island National Seashore (in Patchogue) and Swartswood State Park (in Swartswood). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Island Beach State Park, and stop by Strand Bookstore.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our New York City travel itinerary planner.

Florianopolis, Brazil to New York City is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Florianopolis to New York City, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Florianopolis in October, things will get a bit cooler in New York City: highs are around 23°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bushkill Falls, Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Lakota Wolf Preserve, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Swartswood State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets ©
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

7
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Street and St. Louis Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at The National WWII Museum and Whitney Plantation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow), Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site (in Vacherie) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, hunt for treasures at Red Stick Farmers Market, examine the collection at New Orleans Museum of Art, and take a stroll through French Quarter.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans travel itinerary creator.

Fly from New York City to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from New York City in October since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Ultimate Swamp Adventures, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Red Stick Farmers Market, Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Everglades Alligator Farm, buy something for everyone on your list at Dolphin Mall, then browse the different shops at Sawgrass Mills, then wander the streets of Ocean Drive, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, take a stroll through Lincoln Road, explore the world behind art at Pérez Art Museum Miami, then shop like a local with Bayside Marketplace, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami travel planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Miami by combination of flight and tram takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Miami due to the time zone difference. In October, Miami is somewhat warmer than New Orleans - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cape Canaveral.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades Alligator Farm, Sawgrass Mills, Aventura Mall
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Sawgrass Mills ©
Sawgrass Mills
Everglades Alligator Farm ©
Everglades Alligator Farm

1
day
Cape Canaveral

Cape Canaveral ©
Cape Canaveral is a city in Brevard County, Florida. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Manatee Sanctuary Park, take in the pleasant sights at Cocoa Village, see the interesting displays at U.S. Air Force Space & Missile Museum, then look and learn at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Canaveral vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Miami to Cape Canaveral in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of tram, flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Miami in October, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in Cape Canaveral. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Cape Canaveral

Museums Childrens Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Cocoa Village
Highlights from your plan
Cocoa Village ©
Cocoa Village
U.S. Air Force Space & Missile Museum ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Enterprise Heritage Center and Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Eola Park, admire the masterpieces at The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds, then get some fabulous bargains at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets, and finally discover the magic at World of Disney.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Orlando vacation trip planner.

Getting from Cape Canaveral to Orlando by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In October in Orlando, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Enterprise Heritage Center and Museum
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 27th (Fri), brush up on your military savvy at Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then steep yourself in history at Mercer Williams House Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mickve Israel Temple.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Savannah online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Orlando to Savannah in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Orlando in October; daily highs in Savannah reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
Highlights from your plan
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

1
night
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 28th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Old Slave Mart Museum, examine the collection at Edmondston-Alston House, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then appreciate the history behind Fort Moultrie, then get engrossed in the history at Fort Sumter National Monument, and finally hunt for treasures at Market Square.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Charleston vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Savannah to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Charleston sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Fort Moultrie
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Fort Moultrie ©
Fort Moultrie

1
night
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Cameron Art Museum, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally contemplate the long history of Zebulon Latimer House.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Wilmington custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Wilmington takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Charleston in October, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Wilmington. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Wilmington

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cameron Art Museum ©
Cameron Art Museum

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.
On the 30th (Mon), stroll through U.S. National Arboretum, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Torpedo Factory Art Center, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, and finally stroll through National Mall.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Washington DC itinerary builder.

You can fly from Wilmington to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Wilmington in October, you will find days in Washington DC are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trip

Torpedo Factory Art Center
Highlights from your plan
National Mall ©
National Mall
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Torpedo Factory Art Center ©
Torpedo Factory Art Center

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Do your shopping at Fifth Avenue and Chelsea Market. Take a break from the city and head to Bayard Cutting Arboretum and Skytop Lodge's Adventures. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Dingmans Falls (in Dingmans Ferry), High Point State Park (in Sussex) and Quogue Wildlife Refuge (in Quogue). Enjoy New York City some more: explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial, immerse yourself in nature at Promised Land State Park, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and enjoy the sea views from Gateway National Recreation.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Skytop Lodge's Adventures, Big Pocono State Park, Gateway National Recreation, Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Promised Land State Park
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Quogue Wildlife Refuge ©
Quogue Wildlife Refuge
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

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