32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
3
Panama City Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Destin
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Key West
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Marathon
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  10​h
7
Los Angeles
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  10​h 30​min
9
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
10
New Orleans
— 1 day
Fly:  14​h
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

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.
9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the New York City online travel route builder .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to New York City is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to New York City is minus 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in July; daily highs in New York City reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center and National Air and Space Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gettysburg National Military Park and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Gettysburg National Cemetery (in Gettysburg) and Skyline Drive (in Shenandoah National Park). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, Skyline Drive
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach ©
Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Swim with Dolphins. Head to Pier Park and Panama City CENTER for the ARTSfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Panama City Beach, kick back and relax at St. Andrews State Park, head off the coast to Shell Island, and find something for the whole family at Coconut Creek Family Fun Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Panama City Beach road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Washington DC to Panama City Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Destin.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Panama City CENTER for the ARTS
Highlights from your plan
Pier Park ©
Pier Park
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach
Swim with Dolphins

4
nights
Destin

Destin ©
With emerald water and white beaches, Destin is one of America's favorite vacation destinations.
You'll get in some beach time at Henderson Beach State Park and Okaloosa Island. Discover out-of-the-way places like Parasailing & Paragliding and National Naval Aviation Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Destin: Pensacola Beach (in Pensacola Beach), Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum (in Pensacola) and Navarre Beach (in Navarre). There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

Discover how to plan a Destin trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Panama City Beach to Destin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Destin

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pensacola, Pensacola Beach, Okaloosa Island, Navarre Beach
Highlights from your plan
Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum ©
Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum
Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach
National Naval Aviation Museum ©
National Naval Aviation Museum

3
nights
Key West

Key West ©
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and The Overseas Highway. Museum-lovers will appreciate Truman Little White House and 7 Artists & Friends. Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with a fishing tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Vandenberg Wreck, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Key West trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Destin to Key West takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Relax by the water at Sombrero Beach and Bahia Honda State Park. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin Research Center and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marathon: Islamorada (Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery, Robbie's of Islamorada, & more). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, tour the pleasant surroundings at Anne's Beach, and choose your vessel at All Aboard Boat Rentals.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Marathon trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

1
day
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally browse the different shops at The Grove.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Marathon to Los Angeles by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and tram; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Marathon to Los Angeles. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Marathon in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Explore hidden gems such as Vernal Fall and Glacier Point. Get in touch with nature at Tuolumne Meadows and Panorama Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yosemite National Park: Mono Lake County Park (in Lee Vining) and Bodie State Historic Park (in Bridgeport). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, hike along Lembert Dome, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park holiday planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bodie State Historic Park, Mono Lake County Park
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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night
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
On the 27th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Long House, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and then delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at The Anasazi Heritage Center, then hike along Petroglyph Point Hike, and then delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mesa Verde National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Yosemite National Park to Mesa Verde National Park takes 10.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Mesa Verde National Park, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

The Anasazi Heritage Center
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
The Anasazi Heritage Center ©
The Anasazi Heritage Center

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day
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.
On the 29th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, then shop like a local with Royal Street, and finally wander the streets of Garden District.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Mesa Verde National Park to New Orleans in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park to New Orleans is 1 hour. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Royal Street ©
Royal Street

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