43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Orlando
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
St. Augustine
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Islamorada
— 3 nights
Bus:  2​h
7
Key West
— 7 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 45​min
8
Sanibel Island
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
9
Durango
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fifth Avenue and 9/11 Memorial. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Strand Bookstore and Tiffany & Co.. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, make a trip to Grand central terminal, stroll through Central Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City sightseeing planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to New York City. In June, daytime highs in New York City are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Shopping
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

6
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arlington National Cemetery and National Gallery of Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: r. h. ballard shop & gallery (in Washington) and Berryville (Nalls Farm Market & My Neighbor and Me). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in June: highs in Washington DC hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Berryville, R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery, Arlington National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan

4
nights
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 Orlando International Premium Outlets and Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets. For shopping fun, head to World of Disney or BOXELDER. Change things up with a short trip to Beach at Daytona Beach in Daytona Beach (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stop by Cup O Pottery, and discover the magic at Wishes Fireworks.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Orlando holiday planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cup O Pottery, Boxelder, Beach at Daytona Beach
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Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Orlando International Premium Outlets ©
Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets ©
Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets

3
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum and St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Augustine Beach and St. George Street. Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Fort Matanzas National Monument. It doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery and explore and take pictures at Flagler College.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine travel planner.

Drive from Orlando to St. Augustine in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in St. Augustine sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum ©

2
nights
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace, browse the different shops at Dolphin Mall, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Sawgrass Mills. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Collins Avenue and then get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Miami Beach itinerary builder.

Drive from St. Augustine to Miami Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and tram; or take a bus. June in Miami Beach sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Islamorada.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Miami, Aventura Mall, Sawgrass Mills
Highlights from your plan
Sawgrass Mills ©
Sawgrass Mills
Aventura Mall ©
Aventura Mall
Collins Avenue ©
Collins Avenue

3
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Shop till you drop at Ocean Gardens and Petals With Pizzazz. Get a sense of the local culture at Lobster Trap Art Gift Shop and Gallery and Old Road Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Islamorada travel planner.

Getting from Miami Beach to Islamorada by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ocean Gardens ©
Ocean Gardens

7
nights
Key West

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fort Zachary Taylor and Kayaking & Canoeing. Shop till you drop at De La Gallery and Uva Wine Shop & Bar. Spend the 6th (Sat) airborne with a parasailing or paragliding tour. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House, get a taste of local nightlife at Sunset Pier, look for gifts at Peppers Of Key West, and take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Islamorada to Key West takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
7 Artists & Friends Gallery ©
7 Artists & Friends Gallery
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

2
nights
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): stop by Bailey's General Store and then wander the streets of Fifth Avenue South. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bowman's Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sanibel Island trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Key West to Sanibel Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Key West in July since evenings lows in Sanibel Island dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Durango.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Fifth Avenue South
Highlights from your plan
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach
Bailey's General Store ©
Bailey's General Store
B Unique Boutique ©
B Unique Boutique

4
nights
Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Get some cultural insight at Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum and Long House. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cliff Palace and Toh-Atin Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, stop by Honeyville, and make a splash at Durango Community Recreation Center.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Durango online itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sanibel Island to Durango in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Sanibel Island in July, expect cooler with lows of 54°F in Durango. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mesa Verde National Park
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Long House ©
Long House
Toh-Atin Gallery ©
Toh-Atin Gallery

6
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Amoeba Music and The Grove. Step off the beaten path and head to Canine Creek Dog Wash & Pet Boutique and Outlets at Tejon. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Bergamot Station, Montana Avenue, & more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, stop by The Last Bookstore, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Durango to Los Angeles takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Durango to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Durango in July, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 64°F at night. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Canine Creek Dog Wash & Pet Boutique, Outlets at Tejon
Highlights from your plan
Amoeba Music ©
Amoeba Music
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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