43 days in United States Itinerary

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Houston
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Fort Walton Beach
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Nashville
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New York City
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Amelia Island
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Orlando
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Key Largo
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Key West
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Houston — 5 nights

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Change things up with these side-trips from Houston: Montgomery (Catch A Trophy Fishing Guide Service - Tours, Old Iron Works, &more) and Railean Rum Distillery (in San Leon). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum Houston, get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and identify plant and animal life at Houston Audubon.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston trip builder.

Sydney, Australia to Houston is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Sydney to Houston. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Houston, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can fly to Fort Walton Beach.
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Fort Walton Beach — 4 nights

Fort Walton Beach is a city in southern Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort Walton Beach: Pensacola (Gulf Islands, National Naval Aviation Museum, &more), Panama City Beach (Panama City Beach Winery & Selfie Museum PCB) and Gulf Islands National Seashore (in Pensacola Beach). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with IntraCoastal Experience - Destin Fishing Charter, tour the pleasant surroundings at Navarre Beach, head off the coast to Santa Rosa Island, and deepen your understanding at Kitchenique.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Fort Walton Beach trip planner.

You can fly from Houston to Fort Walton Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Houston in September since evenings lows in Fort Walton Beach dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Nashville.
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Nashville — 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nashville: Bowling Green (Corsair Artisan Distillery, NCM Motorsports Park, &more), Adsmore House & Gardens (in Princeton) and Mammoth Cave National Park (Fat Man's Misery, Tall Man's Misery, &more). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Casey Jones Distillery, examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and go all around town with City Tours.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Fort Walton Beach to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fort Walton Beach in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Nashville, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.
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New York City — 8 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.
Step out of New York City to go to Brooklyn and see Coney Island, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip planner.

You can fly from Nashville to New York City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to New York City is 1 hour. While traveling from Nashville, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can fly to Amelia Island.
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Amelia Island — 1 night

The southernmost Sea Island off the coast of Florida, Amelia Island takes its name from Princess Amelia of England.
On the 25th (Mon), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Marlin & Barrel Distillery and then cast your line with Fish Amelia Island.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Amelia Island trip maker app.

Fly from New York City to Amelia Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get a bit warmer in Amelia Island: highs are around 35°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Orlando.
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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.
Pack the 26th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 28th (Thu) at Magic Kingdom Park. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and make a splash at Discovery Cove.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip builder.

Traveling by car from Amelia Island to Orlando takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Orlando, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Key Largo.
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Key Largo — 4 nights

Diving Capital of the World

The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Change things up with a short trip to Indian Key State Historic Site in Islamorada (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Conch Republic Divers, admire the majestic nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, get a dose of the wild on Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours, and step aboard USCG Duane.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Key Largo road trip planning website.

Getting from Orlando to Key Largo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Key Largo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Key West.
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Key West — 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Key West: Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key) and SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort (in Little Torch Key). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, browse the exhibits of Truman Little White House, view the masterpieces at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West trip planner.

Drive from Key Largo to Key West in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Everglades National Park.
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Everglades National Park — 2 nights

Largest Subtropical Wilderness in the United States

A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S. Overflow from Lake Okeechobee into the Florida Bay formed these wetlands, which are home to manatees, American crocodiles, Florida panthers, and an array of wading birds, land birds, and birds of prey.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Slough Slog, trek along Gumbo Limbo Trail, and then step off the mainland to explore Long Pine Key. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along 99 Mile Wilderness Waterway and then identify plant and animal life at Shark Valley Visitor Center.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Everglades National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Everglades National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · 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.
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Florida travel guide

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Disney Parks & Activities · Theme Parks · Beaches
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.
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