27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary builder

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New York City
— 6 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive
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Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive
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St. Augustine
— 1 night
Drive
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Orlando
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tampa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fort Myers Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Key West
— 4 nights
Fly
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Miami
— 1 night

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New York City

— 6 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.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Times Square and Ellis Island. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: 8th Ave Jetty (in Asbury Park), Tobay Beach (in Massapequa) and Ocean Grove Beach (in Ocean Grove). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Gunnison Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip planner.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 2 nights
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 1st (Sat): examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in June: highs in Washington DC hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Charleston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Charleston

— 3 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fort Sumter National Monument and Patriots Point. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Folly Beach Public Beach, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take an in-depth tour of Nathaniel Russell House.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Charleston road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Charleston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. In July, daytime highs in Charleston are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

St. Augustine

— 1 night
St. On the 6th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Castillo de San Marcos National Monument and then see the interesting displays at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read St. Augustine trip builder.

Traveling by car from Charleston to St. Augustine takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Orlando.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Orlando

— 4 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orlando: Bicentennial Beach Park (in Indian Harbour Beach) and NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (in Merritt Island). Pack the 10th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Have a day of magic on the 8th (Sat) at Walt Disney World Resort. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Orlando trip maker app.

You can drive from St. Augustine to Orlando in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Orlando, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 11th (Tue), you're off to Tampa.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Tampa

— 2 nights

Big Guava

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then explore the world behind art at The Dali Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tampa trip maker website.

Getting from Orlando to Tampa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Myers Beach.

Things to do in Tampa

Theme Parks · Museums · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Fort Myers Beach

— 2 nights
Fort Myers Beach is a town located on Estero Island in Lee County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the galleries of Edison and Ford Winter Estates and then see the interesting displays at Southwest Florida Military Museum & Library. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Myers Beach, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Myers Beach trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Tampa to Fort Myers Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Fort Myers Beach, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Key West.

Things to do in Fort Myers Beach

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Key West

— 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Fort Zachary Taylor. Let the collections at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery and Truman Little White House capture your imagination. When in Key West, make a side trip to see Bahia Honda State Park in Big Pine Key, approximately Big Pine Key away. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the galleries of Key West Local Luxe -Jewelry Store, visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and take in the waterfront at Mallory Square.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Key West itinerary planning site.

You can ride a ferry from Fort Myers Beach to Key West in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fort Myers Beach in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Key West, with lows of 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Miami

— 1 night

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Miami trip planner.

Getting from Key West to Miami by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Miami sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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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.