8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  4​h
1
Tampa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
St. Augustine
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Gainesville
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Albuquerque
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
5
Portland
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Lotus
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
7
Chicago
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

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Tampa

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.
On the 17th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and then enjoy the sand and surf at Saint Pete Beach. Keep things going the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Treasure Island Beach, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tampa online itinerary planner .

Fort Lauderdale to Tampa is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Tampa are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Tampa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Parasailing & Paragliding, Saint Pete Beach, Treasure Island Beach
Highlights from your plan
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach
Parasailing & Paragliding
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach, and then examine the collection at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read St. Augustine road trip website .

Drive from Tampa to St. Augustine in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gainesville.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

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Gainesville

Gainesville ©
Gainesville is the county seat and largest city in Alachua County, Florida, United States, and the principal city of the Gainesville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). On the 20th (Thu), admire all the interesting features of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park, then identify plant and animal life at Sweetwater Wetlands Park, then learn more about the world around you at Florida Museum of Natural History, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Rainforest.

To find out how to plan a trip to Gainesville, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from St. Augustine to Gainesville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Gainesville are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Gainesville

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park
Highlights from your plan
Butterfly Rainforest ©
Butterfly Rainforest
Florida Museum of Natural History ©
Florida Museum of Natural History

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Petroglyph National Monument, and finally learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

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

Traveling by flight from Gainesville to Albuquerque takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Gainesville in June, Albuquerque is slightly colder at night with lows of 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument
San Felipe de Neri Church ©
San Felipe de Neri Church
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

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Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 22nd (Sat), tee off at The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club, then steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Portland trip website .

Fly from Albuquerque to Portland in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Albuquerque in June: high temperatures in Portland hover around 77°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lotus.

Things to do in Portland

Wineries Golf Outdoors

Side Trip

The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club ©
The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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Lotus

Lotus is an unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Henningsen Lotus Park and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lotus journey planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Portland to Lotus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Portland in June; daily highs in Lotus reach 83°F and lows reach 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Lotus

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Henningsen Lotus Park ©
Henningsen Lotus Park

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Chicago route builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lotus to Chicago. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lotus to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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