43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Boston
— 4 nights
2
New York City
— 3 nights
3
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
4
Washington DC
— 5 nights
5
Sarasota
— 4 nights
6
Tallahassee
— 3 nights
7
Atlanta
— 4 nights
8
Jackson
— 4 nights
9
New Orleans
— 4 nights
10
Nashville
— 5 nights

4
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museum of Fine Arts and The Breakers. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cliff Walk and St. Mary's Catholic Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Provincetown), Ocean Drive Historic District (in Newport) and Fisherman's Walk (in York Harbor). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Old North Church & Historic Site, relax in the rural setting at Young Family Farm, wander the streets of North End, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Boston trip planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Boston is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. When traveling from Reykjavik in August, plan for much hotter days in Boston, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

3
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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 Statue of Liberty National Monument are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at St. Patrick's Cathedral and Ellis Island. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, and take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Boston to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Boston in August since evenings lows in New York City dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can 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.
Relax by the water at Cape May City Beaches and Higbee Beach. Visit Cape May Lighthouse and Liberty Bell Center for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Wildwood Beach (in Wildwood), Stone Harbor Point (in Stone Harbor) and Ventnor City Beach (in Ventnor City). It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Turdo Vineyards & Winery.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia road trip planning site.

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °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

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape May, Turdo Vineyards & Winery, Wildwood Beach, Stone Harbor Point, Higbee Beach
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Arlington National Cemetery and Gettysburg National Cemetery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and Gettysburg National Military Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (in Harpers Ferry), Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center (in Gettysburg) and Skyline Drive (in Shenandoah National Park). On the 5th (Thu), spend a day delving into the history of Antietam National Battlefield. There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC day trip planner.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Sarasota.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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Sarasota

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Ringling and The Dali Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Siesta Beach and Myakka River State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sarasota: Sunshine Skyway Bridge (in Tampa), Bradenton Beach (in Bradenton Beach) and Saint Pete Beach (in St. Pete Beach). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Caspersen Beach, look for gifts at Pepper Palace, stroll through Venice Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at St. Armands Circle.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sarasota trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Sarasota in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect Sarasota to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tallahassee.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Venice, Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Bradenton Beach, Saint Pete Beach, Siesta Beach
Highlights from your plan
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Caspersen Beach ©
Caspersen Beach

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Tallahassee

Tallahassee ©
You'll get in some beach time at Keylypso of West Palm Beach and Hagens Cove Clothing Optional Beach. Get outdoors at Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve and Mashes Sands Beach. Step out of Tallahassee with an excursion to Falling Waters State Park in Chipley--about 1h 35 min away.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tallahassee trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Sarasota to Tallahassee takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Tallahassee are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

4
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Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Explore hidden gems such as Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center. Get outdoors at Stone Mountain Park and Anna Ruby Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Blue Ridge (Morganton Point Recreation Area & Mercier Orchards), Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center (in Mansfield) and Sea Creek Falls (in Suches).

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Atlanta trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Tallahassee to Atlanta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tallahassee in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Atlanta: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. 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, Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, Anna Ruby Falls
Highlights from your plan
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site ©
Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park
Anna Ruby Falls ©
Anna Ruby Falls

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nights
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. Popular historic sites such as Vicksburg National Military Park and St. Mary Basilica are in your itinerary. Longwood and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Vicksburg (The Church of the Holy Trinity, U.S.S. Cairo Museum, &more), Natchez (First Presbyterian Church, Natchez National Cemetery, &more) and Windsor Ruins (in Port Gibson). And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Mississippi History, and ponder the world of politics at City Hall.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Jackson trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Atlanta to Jackson in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °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

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Louis Cathedral and Garden District. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Global Wildlife Center. Change things up with these side-trips from New Orleans: Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow) and Vacherie (Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site & Oak Alley Plantation). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Royal Street, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph Church and Gardens.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jackson to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jackson in September: highs in New Orleans hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Vacherie, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, St. Joseph Church and Gardens, Global Wildlife Center, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site ©
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Garden District ©
Garden District

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Downtown Nashville and The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Get a sense of the local culture at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and RCA Studio B. Change things up with these side-trips from Nashville: St. Paul's Episcopal Church (in Franklin) and Montgomery Bell State Park (in Burns). There's much more to do: take in the history at Lotz House Museum, contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Franklin.

Make your Nashville itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from New Orleans to Nashville by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in September, expect colder with lows of °C in Nashville. 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 Neighborhoods

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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