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
1
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Islamorada
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
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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nights
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, make a trip to Collins Avenue, appreciate the history behind Holocaust Memorial, then get a tailor-made plan with Art Deco Walks, then wander the streets of Ocean Drive, and finally examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Miami Beach online sightseeing planner .

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. In May, daily temperatures in Miami Beach can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. 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.
Theater of the Sea has been added to your itinerary.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Islamorada road trip tool

You can drive from Miami Beach to Islamorada in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Islamorada are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 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 plan Marathon vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Islamorada to Marathon by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. You'll set off for Key West on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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2
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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): don't miss a visit to Duval Street.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Key West route planner

Getting from Marathon to Key West by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Key West are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough 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 striking landscape of Everglades National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Everglades National Park tour itinerary planning app

Getting from Key West to Everglades National Park by bus takes about 6 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Everglades National Park can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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. Before you visit Naples, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Everglades National Park to Naples by bus takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Everglades National Park in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Naples. On the 15th (Tue), you'll travel to Fort Myers.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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1
night
Fort Myers

Fort Myers
Fort Myers is the county seat and commercial center of Lee County, Florida, United States. For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort Myers trip maker website .

Traveling by bus from Naples to Fort Myers takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Fort Myers are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 16th (Wed), you're off toFort 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 other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Fort Lauderdale vacation planning tool .

You can drive from Fort Myers to Fort Lauderdale in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Fort Lauderdale can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 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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nights
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.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip planning website .

Getting from Fort Lauderdale to New Orleans by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fort Lauderdale to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in May: highs in New Orleans hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Fri) before leaving for Houma.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

1
night
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 Oak Alley Plantation, Whitney Plantation and Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): examine the collection at Whitney Plantation and then steep yourself in history at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Houma journey builder app .

You can drive from New Orleans to Houma in 1.5 hours. Traveling from New Orleans in May, expect nights in Houma to be a bit cooler, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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. To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Baton Rouge tour itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Houma to Baton Rouge in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in May, and nighttime lows around 21°C. On the 19th (Sat), you'll travel to Lafayette.

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. On the 19th (Sat), see the top attractions with Atchafalaya Basin Landing & Marina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): get interesting insight from Cajun Country Swamp Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cathedral of St John the Evangelist.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lafayette road trip planning app .

Getting from Baton Rouge to Lafayette by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Lafayette can reach 34°C, while at night they dip 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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nights
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, Navy Pier, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip maker tool

You can fly from Lafayette to Chicago in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lafayette in May: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 26°C and lows are around 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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