11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Garden City
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Lexington
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Sandestin
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Orange
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
End: Garden City


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1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake Lawn Metairie, then head outdoors with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, and finally partake in some friendly competition at Escape My Room New Orleans.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read New Orleans road trip planning tool .

Garden City to New Orleans is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Garden City in August, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 82°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Savannah.

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Outdoors Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Ultimate Swamp Adventures
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Ultimate Swamp Adventures ©
Ultimate Swamp Adventures
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans
Immaculate Conception Church ©
Immaculate Conception Church

2
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Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Take a break from the city and head to Sea Pines Forest Preserve and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get some cultural insight at Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace and Mickve Israel Temple. When in Savannah, make a side trip to see The Church of the Cross in Bluffton, approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Olde Pink House, browse the exhibits of Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Pulaski National Monument.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Savannah trip tool .

You can fly from New Orleans to Savannah in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Savannah, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Savannah, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Tybee Island, Sea Pines Forest Preserve, The Church of the Cross
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Olde Pink House ©
Olde Pink House
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sea Pines Forest Preserve ©
Sea Pines Forest Preserve

1
night
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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 6th (Tue): take a stroll through Old Town, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then get to know the fascinating history of Capitol Hill, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC day trip planning site .

Getting from Savannah to Washington DC by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Old Town, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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Old Town ©
Old Town
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Lakefront Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In August in Chicago, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lexington.

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Parks Outdoors Trails
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Buckingham Fountain ©
Buckingham Fountain

1
night
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
On the 8th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Mary Todd Lincoln House, then immerse yourself in nature at Kentucky Horse Park, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lexington online trip maker .

Getting from Chicago to Lexington by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Lexington can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sandestin.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Parks Nature
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Mary Todd Lincoln House ©
Mary Todd Lincoln House
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Room Escape Games

1
night
Sandestin

Sandestin ©
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a 2400acre destination resort in Miramar Beach, Florida, United States, on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): make a trip to Destin Harbor Boardwalk, admire the majestic nature at Henderson Beach State Park, and then take a leisurely stroll along Village of Baytowne Wharf.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sandestin trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lexington to Sandestin. The time zone difference when traveling from Lexington to Sandestin is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Lexington in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Sandestin: highs are around 91°F and lows about 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Orange.

Things to do in Sandestin

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Destin
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Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park
The Village of Baytowne Wharf ©
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Destin Harbor Boardwalk ©
Destin Harbor Boardwalk

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nights
Orange

Orange
Orange is a city in Orange County, Texas, United States. On the 10th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Mae's Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Holly Beach.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Orange vacation planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sandestin to Orange. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 74°F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Orange

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cameron
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