43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Detroit
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
4
Salem
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Boston
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
6
New York City
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Atlantic City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
10
Charleston
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
11
Orlando
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h
12
Miami
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
13
Key West
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
14
Tampa
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
End: New Orleans


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2
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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at L. H. Selman Ltd, admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then steep yourself in history at Baha'i House of Worship, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Lincoln Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chicago journey site .

London, UK to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Chicago. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

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Baha'i House of Worship
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Chicago Cultural Center ©
Chicago Cultural Center
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago

1
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Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
On the 8th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St. Mary's Church, steep yourself in history at Motown Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally admire the striking features of Campus Martius Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Holocaust Memorial Center, take a stroll through Mexicantown, then look for gifts at Shinola Bicycles, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Heidelberg Project, and finally visit a coastal fixture at William Livingstone Memorial Lighthouse.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Detroit attractions app .

Getting from Chicago to Detroit by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Holocaust Memorial Center
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Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum
Holocaust Memorial Center ©
Holocaust Memorial Center

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 10th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Niagara Science Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Niagara Gorge Trail, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Devil's Hole State Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory Basilica.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Niagara Falls road trip site .

Traveling by car from Detroit to Niagara Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Salem.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Our Lady of Victory Basilica
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Devil's Hole State Park ©
Devil's Hole State Park

1
night
Salem

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Proctor's Ledge Memorial, visit a coastal fixture at Derby Wharf Light Station, then get engrossed in the history at Salem Witch Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Wicked Good Books.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Salem travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Niagara Falls to Salem takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Salem are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Boston.

Things to do in Salem

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Proctor's Ledge Memorial ©
Proctor's Ledge Memorial
Derby Wharf Light Station ©
Derby Wharf Light Station
Salem Witch Museum ©
Salem Witch Museum

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Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at King's Chapel and then admire the striking features of Trinity Church. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Old State House, browse the fresh offerings at Boston Public Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old South Church, then take a stroll through Newbury Street, then take a stroll through Back Bay, and finally make a trip to The Mapparium.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Boston trip builder tool .

You can take a train from Salem to Boston in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Trinity Church ©
Trinity Church
Old State House ©
Old State House
Newbury Street ©
Newbury Street

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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 Times Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours and Speed Boats Tours. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, get curious at Gulliver's Gate, and browse the collection at The Morgan Library & Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the New York City travel route planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Masonic Temple, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Washington Square Park, contemplate the long history of Christ Church, take an in-depth tour of National Liberty Museum, then examine the collection at Benjamin Franklin Museum, then see the interesting displays at Franklin Print Shop, and finally examine the collection at Independence Seaport Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Atlantic City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Masonic Temple ©
Masonic Temple
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Liberty Bell Center ©
Liberty Bell Center

1
night
Atlantic City

The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stroll around Brighton Park and then take a stroll through Atlantic City Boardwalk.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Atlantic City travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Philadelphia to Atlantic City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Atlantic City, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Spas Parks Wildlife
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Spas
Atlantic City Boardwalk ©
Atlantic City Boardwalk
New Jersey Korean War Memorial ©
New Jersey Korean War Memorial

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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.
Visit The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Smithsonian Institution Building for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and National Portrait Gallery. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Postal Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and take in the exciting artwork at National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC planning tool .

Traveling by car from Atlantic City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Atlantic City in April since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan

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nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Caw Caw Interpretive Center. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fort Sumter National Monument and Fort Moultrie. Venture out of the city with trips to The Center for Birds of Prey (in Awendaw), Saint Helena Island (Penn Center & Saint Helena Parish Chapel of Ease Ruins) and Georgetown (Hampton Plantation State Historic Site & Kaminski House Museum). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Edmondston-Alston House, steep yourself in history at McLeod Plantation Historic Site, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, and explore the galleries of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Charleston road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Charleston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, Charleston is a bit warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Georgetown, Saint Helena Island, Six Mile Antique Mall, Fort Moultrie, The Center for Birds of Prey
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Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Charleston Museum ©
The Charleston Museum

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Orlando

Orlando ©
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 discover tucked-away gems like Beach at Daytona Beach and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. For shopping fun, head to International Drive or Disney's EarPort. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Orlando: Marine Science Center (in Ponce Inlet), Stetson Mansion (in DeLand) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Melbourne). There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, browse the different shops at The Florida Mall, and identify plant and animal life at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Orlando online itinerary planner .

Fly from Charleston to Orlando in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Charleston in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Orlando: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ponce Inlet, Beach at Daytona Beach, Stetson Mansion, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Fishing Charters & Tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then browse the different shops at Lincoln Road, then examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum, and finally wander the streets of Wynwood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, push the limits with an extreme tour, then steep yourself in history at Deering Estate, and finally explore the world behind art at Perez Art Museum Miami.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Orlando to Miami by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daytime highs in Miami are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Lincoln Road
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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Perez Art Museum Miami ©
Perez Art Museum Miami

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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.
On the 13th (Wed), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, then brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Vandenberg Wreck.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Key West road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Miami to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. May in Key West sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tampa.

Things to do in Key West

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Saint Mary Star of the Sea ©
Saint Mary Star of the Sea

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Tampa

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mongkolrata Temple, then brush up on your military savvy at SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship, then stroll around Philippe Park, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Henry B. Plant Museum, don't miss a visit to Hyde Park, then sample the tasty concoctions at Cigar City Brewing, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Beach Walk.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tampa trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Key West to Tampa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. Traveling from Key West in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 25°C in Tampa. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Tampa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Philippe Park, Parasailing & Paragliding, Seaside Seabird Sanctuary, James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art, Beach Walk
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Parasailing & Paragliding
James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art ©
Philippe Park ©
Philippe Park