9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Sandestin
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Atlanta
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hershey
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Houston


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Sandestin

Sandestin ©
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a 2400acre destination resort in Miramar Beach, Florida, United States, on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the views from Mid-Bay Bridge and then take in the waterfront at Village of Baytowne Wharf. On your second day here, test your problem-solving skills at Escape Zone 60, Destin, admire the majestic nature at Henderson Beach State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Crystal Sands Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sandestin vacation site .

Houston to Sandestin is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Houston in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Sandestin: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Sandestin

Beaches Parks Outdoors

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Destin
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Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park
The Village of Baytowne Wharf ©
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Mid-Bay Bridge ©
Mid-Bay Bridge

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Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 31st (Wed), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Atlanta online road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sandestin to Atlanta. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Sandestin in July, expect little chillier with lows of 72°F in Atlanta. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Atlanta

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Tours
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Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
Food Tours

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 1st (Thu), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and finally don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site.

To see reviews and tourist information, use the Washington DC online trip planner .

You can fly from Atlanta to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. July in Washington DC sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

John F. Kennedy Grave Site
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get in on the family fun at Hersheypark.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hershey trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Hershey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hershey, with lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Ocean Grove Beach and Central Park Zoo. Family-friendly places like Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, explore and take pictures at The High Line, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Hershey to New York City in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Hershey in August, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ocean Grove Beach
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Speed Boats Tours
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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