40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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Boston
— 3 nights
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East Hampton
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Washington DC
— 1 night
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Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 3 nights
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Ponte Vedra Beach
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 4 nights
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Cape Canaveral
— 2 nights
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Fort Lauderdale
— 2 nights
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Miami
— 1 day
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Key West
— 5 nights
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Fort Myers Beach
— 4 nights
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Boston

— 3 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Shop till you drop at Newbury Street and Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Good Harbor Beach. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, explore the different monuments and memorials at Granary Burying Ground, admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, and get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Boston day trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Boston is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Zurich to Boston, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in July, Boston is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to East Hampton.

Things to do in Boston

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:

East Hampton

— 2 nights
On the 13th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mashomack Preserve, steep yourself in history at Shelter Island Historical Society, then admire the natural beauty at LongHouse Reserve, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Main Beach and then contemplate the long history of Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our East Hampton online itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Boston to East Hampton takes 4.5 hours. July in East Hampton sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in East Hampton

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

New York City

— 2 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.
On the 15th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Church, then kick back and relax at Great Neck Steppingstone Park, and finally stop by FAO Schwarz. Here are some ideas for day two: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Times Square.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New York City road trip website.

Traveling by car from East Hampton to New York City takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from East Hampton in July, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to fly to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

Niagara Falls

— 1 night

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
On the 17th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, and then get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Niagara, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Walden Galleria Mall.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Niagara Falls attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Niagara Falls takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Niagara Falls is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Washington DC

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the activities along Tidal Basin, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and finally appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC holiday planning website.

Traveling by flight from Niagara Falls to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Niagara Falls in July, with highs in Washington DC at 37°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to fly to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Virginia Beach

— 3 nights

The Resort City

Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Attractions like Brock Environmental Center - Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Fishing Charters & Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Visiting Virginia Beach and First Landing State Park will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandbridge Beach, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach vacation planning tool.

You can fly from Washington DC to Virginia Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

Myrtle Beach

— 2 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Kids will appreciate attractions like Broadway at the Beach and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Take a break from the city and head to Litchfield Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. When in Myrtle Beach, make a side trip to see All Saints Church in Pawleys Island, approximately Pawleys Island away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtle Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, look for gifts at Harrelson's Seafood Market, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach tour site.

Traveling by flight from Virginia Beach to Myrtle Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. In July in Myrtle Beach, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Charleston

— 3 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and then hunt for treasures at Charleston City Market. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Nathaniel Russell House and then kick back and relax at Folly Beach Public Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Charleston road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ponte Vedra Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:

Ponte Vedra Beach

— 2 nights
Ponte Vedra Beach is an unincorporated seaside community in St. On the 28th (Thu), kick back and relax at Jacksonville Beach and then get in on the family fun at Adventure Landing Jacksonville Beach. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Mickler's Landing Beach and then tee off at TPC at Sawgrass Stadium Course.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ponte Vedra Beach day trip planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Ponte Vedra Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July, daily temperatures in Ponte Vedra Beach can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Ponte Vedra Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

Orlando

— 4 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.
Bring the kids along to Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Springs. Shop till you drop at The Mall at Millenia and Orlando International Premium Outlets. There's more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Orlando trip planner.

Getting from Ponte Vedra Beach to Orlando by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Orlando are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cape Canaveral.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 3:

Cape Canaveral

— 2 nights
Cape Canaveral is a city in Brevard County, Florida. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Jetty Park Beach & Pier and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the sky in a new way at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at Beach Pole Fitness.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Canaveral trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Orlando to Cape Canaveral takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Cape Canaveral can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Cape Canaveral

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Fort Lauderdale

— 2 nights

Venice of America

Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
On the 5th (Fri), kick back and relax at Hollywood Beach and then cast your line with a fishing tour. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Sawgrass Mills, then take an in-depth tour of Stranahan House, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Lauderdale Beach.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fort Lauderdale trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Cape Canaveral to Fort Lauderdale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Fort Lauderdale, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

Miami

— 1 day

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.
On the 7th (Sun), stroll through South Beach, then get a taste of the local shopping with Lincoln Road, then take a stroll through Espanola Way, and finally make a trip to Bayside Marketplace.

For reviews and more tourist information, use the Miami trip tool.

Getting from Fort Lauderdale to Miami by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Miami sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can fly to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:

Key West

— 5 nights

Conch Republic

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like 7 Artists & Friends Gallery and Sunset Celebration. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Alan S. Maltz Gallery and Rodriguez Cigar Factory. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, view the masterpieces at The Studios of Key West, browse the exhibits of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Key West trip builder.

You can fly from Miami to Key West in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Key West, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fort Myers Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 12:

Fort Myers Beach

— 4 nights
Fort Myers Beach is a town located on Estero Island in Lee County, Florida, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Lowdermilk Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Fort Myers Beach and Bowman's Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort Myers Beach: Fifth Avenue South (in Naples) and Edison and Ford Winter Estates (in Fort Myers). There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Trico Shrimp Co, shop like a local with Harbour View Gallery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lovers Key State Park.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fort Myers Beach attractions site.

Getting from Key West to Fort Myers Beach by ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 28°C in Fort Myers Beach. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Fort Myers Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 16:

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · 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.

Coastal South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens · Beaches

Florida travel guide

4.4
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.