18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Miami Beach
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Miami Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Islamorada
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
3
Marathon
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Key West
— 2 nights
drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Everglades National Park
— 1 night
drive:  2 h
6
Naples
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Fort Myers
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Fort Lauderdale
— Few hours
Fly:  5 h
9
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
10
Houma
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
11
Baton Rouge
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
12
Lafayette
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
13
Chicago
— 5 nights
End: Chicago

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Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Haulover Beach Park, Wynwood, Little Havana, and other attractions. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, take a stroll through Collins Avenue, appreciate the history behind Holocaust Memorial, then take in the local highlights with Art Deco Walks, then take a stroll through Ocean Drive, and finally see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Miami Beach day trip site .

If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major airports are Miami International Airport, Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport and Palm Beach International Airport. May in Miami Beach sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. You'll set off for Islamorada on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Miami, Haulover Beach Park
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Haulover Beach Park ©
Haulover Beach Park
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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Islamorada

Islamorada ©
Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
You've now added Theater of the Sea to your itinerary.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Islamorada online attractions planner .

You can drive from Miami Beach to Islamorada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Islamorada can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Theater of the Sea ©
Theater of the Sea

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Marathon

Marathon
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Marathon tour app .

Getting from Islamorada to Marathon by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. On the 12th (Sat), you're off toKey West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Key West

Key West ©
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Southernmost Point, The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, Truman Little White House, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): make a trip to Duval Street.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Key West trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Duval Street ©
Duval Street
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

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Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park ©
A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S.
On the 14th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Everglades National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Everglades National Park trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Key West to Everglades National Park takes 5.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Everglades National Park can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Naples.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Everglades National Park
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Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Everglades National Park ©
Everglades National Park

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Naples

Naples
Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Naples itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Everglades National Park to Naples in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Everglades National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Naples, with lows of 24°C. You'll set off for Fort Myers on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Fort Myers

Fort Myers
Fort Myers is the county seat and commercial center of Lee County, Florida, United States. To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Fort Myers itinerary planner.

You can drive from Naples to Fort Myers in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. May in Fort Myers sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 16th (Wed), you'll travel to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Fort Myers

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale
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.
To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fort Lauderdale road trip app .

You can drive from Fort Myers to Fort Lauderdale in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Fort Lauderdale are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. You'll set off for New Orleans on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Outdoors Tours Parks
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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Garden District, Preservation Hall, Le Monde Creole Tour, and other attractions. On the 16th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip builder .

Getting from Fort Lauderdale to New Orleans by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in May, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Houma.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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Houma

Houma ©
Houma is the largest city in and the parish seat of Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, and the largest principal city of the Houma - Bayou Cane - Thibodaux Metropolitan Statistical Area. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Whitney Plantation and Oak Alley Plantation. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): examine the collection at Whitney Plantation and then contemplate the long history of Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site.

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Traveling by car from New Orleans to Houma takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from New Orleans in May, you will find days in Houma are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in Houma

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vacherie, Whitney Plantation
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Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

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Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. For other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Baton Rouge driving holiday planning app .

Explore your travel options from Houma to Baton Rouge with the Route module. In May in Baton Rouge, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. You'll set off for Lafayette on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Atchafalaya Basin Landing & Marina as well as Cajun Country Swamp Tours. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): see the top attractions with Atchafalaya Basin Landing & Marina. Keep things going the next day: tour in harmony with nature at Cajun Country Swamp Tours, explore the activities along Lake Martin, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St John the Evangelist.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lafayette trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Baton Rouge to Lafayette takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Lafayette

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Breaux Bridge, Atchafalaya Basin Airboat Swamp Tours
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Cajun Country Swamp Tours ©
Cajun Country Swamp Tours
Acadian Village ©
Acadian Village
Cathedral of St John the Evangelist ©

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You've added Water Tower Place, 360 Chicago Observation Deck, Navy Pier, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Chicago trip planner.

Getting from Lafayette to Chicago by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Lafayette in May, expect Chicago to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Tours Theme Parks Shopping
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Big Bus Tours Chicago ©
Big Bus Tours Chicago
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower ©
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower
Navy Pier ©
Navy Pier

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