9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Miami
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Toronto

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): stroll through South Beach. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Shark Valley Visitor Center and then buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Miami tour itinerary maker .

Toronto, Canada to Miami is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Toronto in December: high temperatures in Miami hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Miami Beach
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Bayside Marketplace ©
Bayside Marketplace
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail

2
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.
On the 23rd (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at The Artistic Hand Gallery & Studio, then discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and then stroll through Discovery Cove. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, then hike along Seminole Wekiva Trail, and then steep yourself in history at Stetson Mansion.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Miami to Orlando takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Orlando when traveling from Miami in December, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Seminole Wekiva Trail, The Artistic Hand Gallery & Studio, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Stetson Mansion
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Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then examine the collection at The National Archives Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Orlando in December: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 12°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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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.
On the 27th (Fri), explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and then don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at New York Public Library, and then take a stroll through Fifth Avenue.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner .

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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