8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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New York City
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New Orleans
— 1 night


Orlando — 1 night

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 21st (Wed), find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando trip site.

Jacksonville to Orlando is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Orlando when traveling from Jacksonville in December, with lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Sarasota.
Theme Parks

Sarasota — 1 night

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. state of Florida. On the 23rd (Fri), gear up at Gear Rentals, explore the different monuments and memorials at Sarasota National Cemetery, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sarasota trip site.

Traveling by car from Orlando to Sarasota takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Sarasota can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to New York City.
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites
Side Trip

New York City — 4 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, stroll around Bryant Park, and don't miss a visit to Times Square.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a New York City trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Sarasota to New York City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Sarasota in December: high temperatures in New York City hover around 48°F and lows are around 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to New Orleans.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

New Orleans — 1 night

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, walk around New Orleans City Park, and then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in December: highs in New Orleans hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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.

Southwest Gulf Coast travel guide

Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Fishing Charters & Tours

Louisiana travel guide

Nightlife · Historic Walking Areas · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.