36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Flagstaff
— 4 nights
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Miami
— 3 nights
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Key West
— 4 nights
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Orlando
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New Orleans

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Street and Whitney Plantation. You'll explore and learn at Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA. Change things up with a short trip to St. Joseph Plantation in Vacherie (about 1h 5 min away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake Lawn Metairie, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, get outside with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, and examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip itinerary builder website.

London, UK to New Orleans is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. When traveling from London in February, plan for a bit warmer days in New Orleans, with highs around 15°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

San Diego

— 3 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Get some cultural insight at Point Loma and Old Point Loma Lighthouse. Visiting La Jolla Shores Park and Speed Boats Tours will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Carlsbad to see South Carlsbad State Beach about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Pacific Beach, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coronado Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego road trip tool.

Take a bus from New Orleans to San Diego in 44 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to San Diego due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Getty Center and Newport Beach. Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Crystal Cove in Laguna Beach, about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Broad, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, admire the natural beauty at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, and make a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. February in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Golden Gate Bridge and Walt Disney Family Museum. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and walk around Presidio of San Francisco.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Flagstaff

— 4 nights

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bell Rock and Airport Mesa. Visiting Oak Creek Canyon and West Fork Oak Creek Trail will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Flagstaff: Sedona (Boynton Canyon Trail, Balloon Rides, &more). It doesn't end there: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Flagstaff trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Flagstaff takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from San Francisco in February, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Flagstaff: temperatures range from 11°C by day to -7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Memphis

— 2 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): try your luck at Southland Casino Racing, contemplate the long history of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Memphis Zoo, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and finally don't miss a visit to Beale Street.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis road trip site.

You can fly from Flagstaff to Memphis in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Flagstaff to Memphis is 1 hour. Traveling from Flagstaff in February, expect Memphis to be somewhat warmer, temps between 15°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trip

Nashville

— 3 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Lotz House Museum and The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Family-friendly places like Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park will thrill your kids. Step out of Nashville with an excursion to Carter House in Franklin--about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, see the interesting displays at The George Jones, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Franklin.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trip

Miami

— 3 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and Hollywood Beach. Visit Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park and Fort Lauderdale Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Take a break from Miami with a short trip to Las Olas Beach in Fort Lauderdale, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Art Deco Historic District, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the exciting artwork at Britto Central, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Miami trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Nashville to Miami in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Miami. Traveling from Nashville in February, expect Miami to be warmer, temps between 30°C and 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

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.
Family-friendly places like Fort Zachary Taylor and Bahia Honda State Park will thrill your kids. Get some historical perspective at Truman Little White House and Saint Mary Star of the Sea. Step out of Key West to go to Marathon and see The Turtle Hospital, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and explore and take pictures at The Overseas Highway.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Key West online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Key West takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Orlando

— 5 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.
Kids will enjoy Universal Orlando Resort and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. Madame Tussauds Orlando and Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Ponce Inlet (Ponce Preserve & Marine Science Center), Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Kissimmee) and Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens (in Port Orange). And it doesn't end there: discover the magic at Avatar Flight of Passage, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and get your game on at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Orlando.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando travel route planning app.

You can fly from Key West to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Orlando when traveling from Key West in March, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.