26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Memphis
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Cincinnati
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h
7
Natchez
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Orlando
— 3 nights
End: Orlando

3
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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.
Kids will enjoy Ponquogue Beach and Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm. Step off the beaten path and head to Jenkinson's Aquarium and Promised Land State Park. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Bedell Cellars (in Cutchogue), Camelback Mountain Adventures (in Tannersville) and Sunset Hill Shooting Range (in Henryville). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Island Beach State Park.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary site .

If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. July in New York City sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Jenkinson's Aquarium, Island Beach State Park, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Sunset Hill Shooting Range, Ponquogue Beach
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Ponquogue Beach ©
Ponquogue Beach
Jenkinson's Aquarium ©
Jenkinson's Aquarium
Camelback Mountain Adventures ©
Camelback Mountain Adventures

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get in on the family fun at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring. On your second day here, witness the site of a historic battle at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, then appreciate the history behind George Washington Birthplace National Monument, and then enjoy the sea views from Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Washington DC road trip planning app .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Washington DC

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Peeps and Company, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, Room Escape Games
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The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring ©
The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring
Room Escape Games
Peeps and Company ©
Peeps and Company

2
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Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
On the 26th (Fri), sample the fine beverages at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Coolidge Park, examine the collection at Creative Discovery Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rock City Gardens.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Chattanooga online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chattanooga takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. In July in Chattanooga, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Adventures Unlimited, Rock City Gardens
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Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited
Rock City Gardens ©
Rock City Gardens
Creative Discovery Museum ©
Creative Discovery Museum

2
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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Bowen Plantation House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, and then immerse yourself in nature at Radnor Lake State Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nashville holiday planner.

You can drive from Chattanooga to Nashville in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Bowen Plantation House
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Radnor Lake State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park
Adventure Science Center ©
Adventure Science Center
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©

3
nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
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 31st (Wed), explore the engaging exhibits at The Children's Museum of Memphis, then admire the majestic nature at Hampson Museum State Park, and then try to win big at Southland Park Gaming and Racing. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Stax Museum of American Soul Music and then take a peaceful walk through Mississippi River State Park.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Memphis are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mississippi River State Park, Southland Park Gaming and Racing, Hampson Museum State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Children's Museum of Memphis ©
The Children's Museum of Memphis
Mississippi River State Park ©
Mississippi River State Park
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©

3
nights
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get your game on at EnterTRAINment Junction, make a splash at Coney Island, and then let little ones run wild at George Rogers Clark Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Dayton Dragons Baseball and then identify plant and animal life at Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cincinnati day trip site .

Getting from Memphis to Cincinnati by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Memphis to Cincinnati is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Memphis in August; daily highs in Cincinnati reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Natchez.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

EnterTRAINment Junction, George Rogers Clark Park, Dayton Dragons Baseball, Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Coney Island ©
Coney Island
EnterTRAINment Junction ©
EnterTRAINment Junction
Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve ©

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nights
Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Natchez National Historical Park. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Bluff Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of First Presbyterian Church, and then identify plant and animal life at Clark Creek Natural Area.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Natchez trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Cincinnati to Natchez in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Cincinnati to Natchez, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cincinnati in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Natchez, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Natchez

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Clark Creek Natural Area, Texas Monument
Highlights from your plan
Clark Creek Natural Area ©
Clark Creek Natural Area
Natchez National Historical Park ©
Natchez National Historical Park
First Presbyterian Church ©
First Presbyterian Church

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): look for gifts at Boutique du Vampyre. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game.

Plan trip to New Orleans with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Natchez to New Orleans takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Natchez in August, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 32°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Parks Nature
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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.
Keep things going the next day: stop by The LEGO Store Downtown Disney, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lori Wilson Park.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Orlando due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Orlando, with highs around 39°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Lori Wilson Park, Marine Science Center
Highlights from your plan
Marine Science Center ©
Marine Science Center
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Orlando Science Center ©
Orlando Science Center

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