20 days in Continental USA Itinerary

20 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Everglades National Park
— 3 nights
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Miami Beach
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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New York City — 5 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Met Cloisters. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to New York Public Library and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Philadelphia (National Constitution Center, Eastern State Penitentiary, &more). There's still lots to do: race across the water with a speed boat tour, get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and steep yourself in history at Ellis Island.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Copenhagen to New York City. In July, New York City is a bit warmer than Copenhagen - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Everglades National Park.
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Everglades National Park — 3 nights

A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S. Overflow from Lake Okeechobee into the Florida Bay formed these wetlands, which are home to manatees, American crocodiles, Florida panthers, and an array of wading birds, land birds, and birds of prey.
Step off the beaten path and head to Anhinga Trail and Long Pine Key. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail, take a leisurely stroll along West Lake Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Snake Bight, and stop by Flamingo.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Everglades National Park trip builder website.

Getting from New York City to Everglades National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in July, expect Everglades National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Miami Beach.
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Miami Beach — 2 nights

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 28th (Thu), wander the streets of Art Deco Historic District, examine the collection at Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Lincoln Road. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at 12th Street Beach, kick back and relax at Surfside Beach, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Miami Beach trip itinerary maker site.

Explore your travel options from Everglades National Park to Miami Beach with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Miami Beach are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Orlando.
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Orlando — 4 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe and Madame Tussauds Orlando. Step off the beaten path and head to Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Have a day of magic on the 31st (Sun) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, make a trip to Cinderella Castle, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Orlando online travel planner.

You can fly from Miami Beach to Orlando in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to fly to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 5 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Air and Space Museum and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Step off the beaten path and head to Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and National Portrait Gallery. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at Renwick Gallery, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Bible, and admire the natural beauty at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Orlando in August, with highs in Washington DC at 36°C and lows at 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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