16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 2 nights
Cape May
— 1 night
Bus to US-30 at CHRIS GAUPP DR, Fly to Marco Island
Marco Island
— 1 night
Key West
— 2 nights
Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
— 4 nights


New York City — 2 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Dumbo and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kismet Beach and Robert Moses State Park. There's lots more to do: race across the water with a speed boat tour, see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial, and appreciate the extensive heritage of World Trade Center Memorial Foundation.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New York City journey builder.

Dublin, Ireland to New York City is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in August, with highs in New York City at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Cape May.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
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Cape May — 1 night

Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stroll through Cape May City Beaches and then kick back and relax at Wildwood Beach.

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You can drive from New York City to Cape May in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cape May, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Marco Island.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trip

Marco Island — 1 night

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. On the 13th (Sat), get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then enjoy the sand and surf at South Marco Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Marco Island day trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Cape May to Marco Island takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Cape May in August, expect Marco Island to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Key West.
Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks

Key West — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Fort Zachary Taylor, explore the galleries of Truman Little White House, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along The Overseas Highway and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Key West vacation planner.

Getting from Marco Island to Key West by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. In August in Key West, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Panama City Beach.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Side Trip

Panama City Beach — 2 nights

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach, then learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery, and then browse the different shops at Pier Park. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Shell Island, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Andrews State Park, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Fly from Key West to Panama City Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Panama City Beach when traveling from Key West in August, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can fly to Los Angeles.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Los Angeles — 3 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get in touch with nature at Santa Monica State Beach and Santa Monica Bay. Get some cultural insight at Battleship USS Iowa Museum and Mission San Juan Capistrano. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and Victoria Beach (in Laguna Beach). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive, stop by LA Farmers' Market, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip app.

Fly from Panama City Beach to Los Angeles in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Panama City Beach to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Panama City Beach in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can fly to Seattle.
Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Beaches
Side Trips

Seattle — 4 nights

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market. Discover out-of-the-way places like Snoqualmie Falls and Kerry Park. There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with Puget Sound Express, ponder the design of International Fountain, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and take in nature's colorful creations at Seattle Center.

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Getting from Los Angeles to Seattle by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Seattle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

New Jersey travel guide

Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.

Florida travel guide

Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.