40 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
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Washington DC
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Orlando
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Miami
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New Orleans
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Las Vegas
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Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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New York City — 7 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and Brooklyn Heights Promenade for their historical value. New York Public Library and Times Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Central Park, walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and wander the streets of Fifth Avenue.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary planning app.

Brussels, Belgium to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Brussels to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, New York City is a bit warmer than Brussels - with highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery of Art and Capitol Hill. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Georgetown. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Washington DC journey planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Washington DC are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Orlando.
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Orlando — 5 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Get some cultural insight at International Drive and Madame Tussauds Orlando. Discover out-of-the-way places like Orlando International Premium Outlets and Amway Center. Pack the 17th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Next up on the itinerary: make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park, find something for the whole family at SeaWorld, and laugh and play at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Orlando takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Washington DC in October, expect Orlando to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Miami.
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Miami — 2 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Miami trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Orlando to Miami in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Miami are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 2 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 19th (Thu), get a new perspective on things with Creole Queen Mississippi River Cruises. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Boutique du Vampyre, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip planner.

Getting from Miami to New Orleans by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Miami to New Orleans. When traveling from Miami in October, plan for colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 22°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 22°C. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 5 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Shelby American Inc and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. Get some cultural insight at The Strip and Titanic. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Willow Beach in Fort Mohave, approximately Fort Mohave away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, get a taste of local nightlife at Omnia, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas attractions app.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New Orleans in October, expect nights in Las Vegas to be a bit cooler, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rodeo Drive and Madame Tussauds Hollywood. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at California Science Center and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Pack the 30th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's more to do: browse the different shops at Universal CityWalk Hollywood.

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You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and San Gregorio State Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Golden Gate Bridge and Chinatown. The adventure continues: stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in October; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Fri) before leaving for Honolulu.
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Honolulu, Oahu — 5 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Step out of the city life by going to North Shore Beach Bus and Spiritual Tours Hawaii. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Waikiki Beach and Kapiolani Regional Park. The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, soothe aching muscles at Beach Sunset Yoga Hawaii - Waikiki, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Head State Monument.

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Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Honolulu takes 7 hours. Traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in November: highs in Honolulu hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 26°C. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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Florida travel guide

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Disney Parks & Activities · Theme Parks · Beaches
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.
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Louisiana travel guide

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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.
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California travel guide

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The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.
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Hawaii travel guide

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The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.
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