53 days in United States Itinerary

53 days in United States Itinerary

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53 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Cartagena
Fly:  7​h
1
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Atlanta
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
11
El Paso
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
12
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
13
Miami
— 9 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Cartagena

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to The Mall at Millenia or Timothy's Gallery. Get some cultural insight at Stetson Mansion and Thornton Park. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Discovery Cove, browse the different shops at Disney Springs, and discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Orlando road trip planner .

Cartagena, Colombia to Orlando is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cartagena in February; daily highs in Orlando reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Stetson Mansion, Timothy's Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

5
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery and Monastery of the Holy Spirit. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chickamauga Battlefield and Centennial Olympic Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Atlanta: St. Joseph's Catholic Church (in Macon) and The Georgia Winery (in Ringgold). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Center for Civil and Human Rights, examine the collection at High Museum of Art, admire the landmark architecture of Fox Theatre, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Atlanta trip maker app .

Fly from Orlando to Atlanta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in February, with highs in Atlanta at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Monastery of the Holy Spirit, The Georgia Winery, Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Chickamauga Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park
Chickamauga Battlefield ©
Chickamauga Battlefield

2
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.
On the 11th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Newseum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sagamore Spirit Distillery.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Washington DC vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Atlanta in February, things will get little chillier in Washington DC: highs are around 10°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Arlington National Cemetery, Sagamore Spirit Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Sagamore Spirit Distillery ©
Sagamore Spirit Distillery
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

4
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.
Times Square and 9/11 Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit St. Patrick's Cathedral and Ellis Island for their historical value. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, and make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City sightseeing app .

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): try your luck at Horseshoe Hammond, wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Marquette Building. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, and then engage your brain at Field Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago travel route tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in February: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 2°C and lows are around -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Horseshoe Hammond
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio ©

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Yellowstone National Park and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, take in the dramatic scenery at Kepler Cascades, stop by Fishing Bridge General Store, then get to know the fascinating history of Beaver Ponds Loop Trail, and finally get great views at Lookout Point.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planning website .

Getting from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Chicago - with highs of -2°C and lows of -18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Beaver Ponds Loop Trail ©
Beaver Ponds Loop Trail
Fishing Bridge General Store ©
Fishing Bridge General Store

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplacefor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Sapphire Hill Winery (in Healdsburg), Modus Operandi Cellars (in St. Helena) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, make a trip to Sonoma Barracks, wander the streets of Chinatown, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in February: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 19°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Wawona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Modus Operandi Cellars, Sonoma Barracks, Wine Tours & Tastings, Sapphire Hill Winery
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Ansel Adams Gallery, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, then play a few rounds at Big Trees Golf Course, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Half Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Wawona itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Wawona in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Wawona, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery
Ansel Adams Gallery ©
Ansel Adams Gallery

4
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
The Strip and Hershey's Chocolate World are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas travel route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wawona to Las Vegas. In February in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
New York New York Casino ©
New York New York Casino

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Yavapai Geology Museum, steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest, then trek along Bright Angel Trail, and finally stop by Canyon Village Marketplace. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Rim Trail.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in March, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 16°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to El Paso.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

8
nights
El Paso

El Paso ©
El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like New Mexico Rails-to-Trails and St. Patrick Cathedral. Deming Luna Mimbres Museum and Geronimo Springs Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Alamogordo (McGinn's PistachioLand, Heart of the Desert, & more), White Sands National Monument (in White Sands) and St. Clair Winery & Vineyard (in Deming). There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Riverbend Hot Springs, play a few rounds at Butterfield Trail Golf Club, learn more about the world around you at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Paso Mission Trail.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our El Paso day trip app .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to El Paso in 9.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March: highs in El Paso hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in El Paso

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alamogordo, Las Cruces, Deming, Truth or Consequences, White Sands National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum ©
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum
D.H. Lescombes Winery & Tasting Room ©
Heart of the Desert ©
Heart of the Desert

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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.
Head to Royal Street and Tami Curtis Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Popular historic sites such as Garden District and St. Louis Cathedral are in your itinerary. Step out of New Orleans to go to Vacherie and see Oak Alley Plantation, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, walk around New Orleans City Park, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and take a stroll through Frenchmen Street.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans day trip website .

You can fly from El Paso to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from El Paso to New Orleans is 1 hour. Traveling from El Paso in March, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (19°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Oak Alley Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Lincoln Road and The Wolfsonian - Florida International University. Visit Art Deco Historic District and Espanola Way for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Miami: Fort Lauderdale Beach (in Fort Lauderdale), Hollywood Beach (in Hollywood) and Everglades National Park (Shark Valley Visitor Center, Anhinga Trail, & more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Collins Avenue, don't miss a visit to Calle Ocho, get a taste of the local shopping with Ocean Drive, and browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Miami trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from New Orleans to Miami in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Miami, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Key Largo, Hollywood Beach, Our Lady of Guadalupe
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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