42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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42 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Charleston
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
New Orleans
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Los Angeles
— 10 nights
Fly:  9​h
3
New York City
— 14 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Miami
— 10 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Charleston

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Royal Street and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The National WWII Museum and The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA will appeal to museum buffs. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to Whitney Plantation (in Edgard), Biloxi (Beauvoir & Biloxi Beach) and Vacherie (Oak Alley Plantation & Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, and look for gifts at Louisiana Music Factory.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans tour planner .

Charleston to New Orleans is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Charleston to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Charleston in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 83°F in New Orleans. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Biloxi, Vacherie, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Royal Street ©
Royal Street
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

10
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Explore hidden gems such as Carpinteria State Beach and Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica (Montana Avenue, Santa Monica Mountains, & more), Ojai (Bart's Books & Ojai Meadows Preserve) and Wilson Creek Winery (in Temecula). Pack the 17th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Laguna Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Los Angeles travel route planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Los Angeles is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New Orleans in September since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 66°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Ojai, Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary, Carpinteria State Beach, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach

14
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.
Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Frick Collection. Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and William Floyd Estate. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: The Amazing Olive (in Port Jefferson), Quogue Wildlife Refuge (in Quogue) and Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook). There's still lots to do: stroll through Cupsogue Beach County Park, don't miss a visit to Central Park, admire the majestic nature at Island Beach State Park, and identify plant and animal life at Wolf Conservation Center.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Los Angeles to New York City by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cattus Island County Park, Wolf Conservation Center, Gateway National Recreation, St. Catharine Catholic Church, House Of Candles
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

10
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shark Valley and Sawgrass Mills. Museum-lovers will appreciate Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery. Explore Miami's surroundings by going to Anhinga Trail (in Everglades National Park), Fort Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale Beach, Las Olas Beach, & more) and Homestead (Robert Is Here & Everglades Alligator Farm). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Hollywood Beach, examine the collection at Smallwood Store, stroll through South Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read our Miami trip planner .

Getting from New York City to Miami by combination of flight and tram takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in October, with highs in Miami at 87°F and lows at 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Ochopee, Homestead, Everglades National Park
Highlights from your plan
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach

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