15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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New York City
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Washington DC
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
— 5 nights


New York City — 3 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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip website.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to New York City is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Luxembourg City in August, with highs in New York City at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Princeton.
Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors
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Princeton — 1 night

Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
On the 10th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Princeton University Art Museum, stroll around Washington Crossing Historic Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sourland Mountain Preserve.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Princeton day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from New York City to Princeton takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Princeton dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Washington DC.
Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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Washington DC — 2 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.
On the 11th (Thu), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the collection at Library of Congress, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip builder.

Getting from Princeton to Washington DC by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Princeton in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Washington DC, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Orlando.
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Orlando — 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure. On the next day, find something for the whole family at SeaWorld and then find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Orlando trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August in Orlando, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Miami.
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Miami — 5 nights

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Explore Miami's surroundings by going to Key Largo (Island Dolphin Care & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Gumbo Limbo Trail (in Everglades National Park). Next up on the itinerary: have fun and explore at Miami Children's Museum, take a stroll through Espanola Way, stroll through Lincoln Road, and get a taste of the local shopping with Collins Avenue.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Miami trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Miami takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Miami are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Outdoors
Side Trips
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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.