43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
bus + Fly:  9​h
1
Boston
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
2
New York City
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Sarasota
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Tallahassee
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Atlanta
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Jackson
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Nashville
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Reykjavik

4
nights
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.
Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Perkins Cove will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ocean Drive Historic District and Marginal Way Walkway. Explore Boston's surroundings by going to Fisherman's Walk (in York Harbor), Newport (The Breakers, St. Mary's Catholic Church, & more) and Young Family Farm (in Little Compton). There's much more to do: take a stroll through North End, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old North Church & Historic Site, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Boston online itinerary planner .

Reykjavik, Iceland to Boston is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Reykjavik to Boston. While traveling from Reykjavik, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Boston, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Newport, Ogunquit, Fisherman's Walk, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Young Family Farm
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District

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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Central Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read New York City tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Boston to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Boston in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in New York City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

4
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cape May Lighthouse and Liberty Bell Center. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wildwood Beach and Stone Harbor Point. Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Ventnor City Beach (in Ventnor City), Cape May City Beaches (in Cape May) and Turdo Vineyards & Winery (in Lower Township). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Higbee Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia road trip planner .

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape May, Ventnor City Beach, Turdo Vineyards & Winery, Higbee Beach, Stone Harbor Point
Highlights from your plan
Cape May Lighthouse ©
Cape May Lighthouse
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Wildwood Beach ©
Wildwood Beach

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and Gettysburg National Military Park. Get outdoors at Skyline Drive and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg) and Gettysburg National Cemetery (in Gettysburg). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Washington DC online journey planner .

Getting from Philadelphia to Washington DC by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Washington DC are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sarasota.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Skyline Drive, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Antietam National Battlefield, Arlington National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan

4
nights
Sarasota

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Ringling and The Dali Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Saint Pete Beach and Venice Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Cortez), Sunshine Skyway Bridge (in Tampa) and Bradenton Beach (in Bradenton Beach). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Siesta Beach, don't miss a visit to St. Armands Circle, look for gifts at Pepper Palace, and take a memorable drive along Myakka River State Park.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sarasota trip planning site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Sarasota in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in September: high temperatures in Sarasota hover around 37°C and lows are around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tallahassee.

Things to do in Sarasota

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Venice, Bradenton Beach, Siesta Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Saint Pete Beach
Highlights from your plan
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Caspersen Beach ©
Caspersen Beach

3
nights
Tallahassee

Tallahassee ©
Tallahassee is the capital of the U.S. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Keylypso of West Palm Beach and Hagens Cove. Discover out-of-the-way places like Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve and St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Venture out of the city with trips to Falling Waters State Park (in Chipley) and Mashes Sands Beach (in Panacea). The adventure continues: grab your bike and head to JR Alford Greenway and admire the natural beauty at Lichgate on High Road.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tallahassee online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Sarasota to Tallahassee in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tallahassee can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Keylypso of West Palm Beach, Hagens Cove Clothing Optional Beach, Mashes Sands Beach, Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, Falling Waters State Park
Highlights from your plan
Mashes Sands Beach ©
Mashes Sands Beach
JR Alford Greenway ©
JR Alford Greenway

4
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Step out of the city life by going to Anna Ruby Falls and Mercier Orchards. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stone Mountain Park and Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center. Get out of town with these interesting Atlanta side-trips: Sea Creek Falls (in Suches), Morganton Point Recreation Area (in Blue Ridge) and Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center (in Mansfield). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site.

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Getting from Tallahassee to Atlanta by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tallahassee in September, you will find days in Atlanta are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Blue Ridge, Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center, Stone Mountain Park, Anna Ruby Falls, Sea Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Anna Ruby Falls ©
Anna Ruby Falls
Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park

4
nights
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Vicksburg National Military Park and Windsor Ruins. Do some cultural sightseeing at Longwood and U.S.S. Cairo Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Jackson: Natchez (First Presbyterian Church, Natchez National Cemetery, & more) and Vicksburg (The Church of the Holy Trinity & Vicksburg National Cemetery). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, take in the exciting artwork at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, steep yourself in history at City Hall, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Mississippi History.

Plan trip to Jackson with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Atlanta to Jackson by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Jackson is minus 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Jackson are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Jackson

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Natchez, Vicksburg, Windsor Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Vicksburg National Military Park ©
Vicksburg National Military Park
Longwood ©
Longwood
U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Garden District and Oak Alley Plantation. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Louis Cathedral and Lafayette Cemetery No.1. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Orleans: Global Wildlife Center (in Folsom), Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell) and Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site (in Vacherie). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Royal Street, brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and admire the striking features of St. Joseph Church and Gardens.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Jackson to New Orleans takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. When traveling from Jackson in September, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 33°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Vacherie, Global Wildlife Center, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, St. Joseph Church and Gardens, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Garden District ©
Garden District

5
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Downtown Nashville and Lotz House Museum. Get some historical perspective at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and The Upper Room Chapel & Christian Museum. Explore Nashville's surroundings by going to Montgomery Bell State Park (in Burns) and St. Paul's Episcopal Church (in Franklin). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation, and admire the striking features of The Parthenon.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nashville trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Nashville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in September, Nashville is cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Franklin, Montgomery Bell State Park
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin

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