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
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
New Orleans
— 7 nights
Fly + Tram:  4​h 15​min
3
Miami
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Orlando
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Wilmington
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
8
Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
9
New York City
— 1 night
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 a sense of the local culture at Ellis Island and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and Swartswood State Park. There's more to do: look for gifts at Strand Bookstore.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City travel itinerary planner.

Florianopolis, Brazil to New York City is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Florianopolis to New York City. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Florianopolis in October, with highs in New York City at 23°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Swartswood State Park, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
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St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island
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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Audubon Zoo will get you outdoors. Royal Street and St. Louis Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow), Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle) and Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site (in Vacherie). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Garden District, take in the architecture and atmosphere at immacuLate conception church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, and stop by Louisiana Music Factory.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans vacation planner.

You can fly from New York City to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Fairview-Riverside State Park, Global Wildlife Center
Highlights from your plan
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Ocean Drive, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, and finally identify plant and animal life at Anhinga Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Everglades Alligator Farm and then explore the striking landscape of Everglades National Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Miami vacation trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and tram from New Orleans to Miami in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Miami. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in October: high temperatures in Miami hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Sawgrass Mills, Anhinga Trail, Everglades Alligator Farm
Highlights from your plan
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Everglades National Park ©
Everglades National Park
Sawgrass Mills ©
Sawgrass Mills

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): revel in the low prices at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Orlando itinerary maker.

Do a combination of tram and flight from Miami to Orlando in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Orlando when traveling from Miami in October, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Enterprise Heritage Center and Museum, Stetson Mansion, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets ©
Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 25th (Wed), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, learn about all things military at Old Fort Jackson, wander the streets of Savannah Historic District, steep yourself in history at Sorrel Weed House, then admire the landmark architecture of Mickve Israel Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, identify plant and animal life at Sea Pines Forest Preserve, contemplate the long history of Mercer Williams House Museum, then look for gifts at Savannah's Candy Kitchen, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of First African Baptist Church.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Savannah vacation planner.

You can drive from Orlando to Savannah in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect slightly colder 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 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Sea Pines Forest Preserve, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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

2
nights
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 27th (Fri): examine the collection at Edmondston-Alston House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, appreciate the history behind Fort Moultrie, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument, and finally look for gifts at Savannah's Candy Kitchen of Charleston. On the next day, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, look for all kinds of wild species at The Center for Birds of Prey, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then make a trip to Market Square, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Lowcountry Walking Tours.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Charleston online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Savannah to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Wilmington.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Moultrie, The Center for Birds of Prey
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Fort Moultrie ©
Fort Moultrie

3
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Head to Topsail Island Trading Co and Franklin Square Galleryfor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Oak Island Beaches. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wilmington: Southport (Old Brunswick County Jail Museum & North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport), Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center (in Surf City) and Oak Island Lighthouse (in Oak Island). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, learn about winemaking at Duplin Winery, savor the flavors at La Belle Amie Vineyard, and contemplate the long history of Fort Fisher State Recreation Area.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Wilmington sightseeing planner.

Drive from Charleston to Wilmington in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Charleston in October, Wilmington is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Southport, Oak Island, Kure Beach, Surf City, Callahan's of Calabash
Highlights from your plan
Fort Fisher State Historic Site ©
Fort Fisher State Historic Site
Oak Island Lighthouse ©
Oak Island Lighthouse

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.
To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC vacation planner.

You can fly from Wilmington to Washington DC in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Wilmington in November: highs in Washington DC hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 5°C. You will leave for New York City on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nightlife Tours

1
night
New York City

New York City ©
On the 2nd (Thu), pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, then identify plant and animal life at Teaneck Creek Conservancy, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, and finally take a stroll through Fifth Avenue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir and then don't miss a visit to Hamilton Grange National Memorial.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip builder.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Teaneck Creek Conservancy
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
Chelsea Market ©
Chelsea Market

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