31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Rome
Fly + bus + subway:  12​h 45​min
Washington DC
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
New York City
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
New Orleans
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Seattle
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Rome

8
days
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.
Let the collections at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center and National Air and Space Museum capture your imagination. Visit Gettysburg National Military Park and Arlington National Cemetery for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Skyline Drive (in Shenandoah National Park), Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (in Harpers Ferry) and Copper Fox Distillery (in Sperryville). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial, and admire the striking features of George Washington's Mount Vernon.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner .

Rome, Italy to Washington DC is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight, bus, and subway. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, flight, bus, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Rome to Washington DC. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Gettysburg, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Copper Fox Distillery, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center ©
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

7
days
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Ponquogue Beach in Hampton Bays, approximately 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, take a stroll through Times Square, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock Observation Deck.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ponquogue Beach, Brooklyn Bridge
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

6
days
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Garden District and St. Louis Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Street and The National WWII Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Orleans: Port Hudson State Historic Site (in Jackson), Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow) and Vacherie (Oak Alley Plantation & Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of French Quarter, contemplate the long history of Oakley Plantation at Audubon State Historic Site, get to know the fascinating history of Bourbon Street, and examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from New York City to New Orleans by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in New Orleans. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Saint Francisville, Vacherie, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Port Hudson State Historic Site
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Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Royal Street ©
Royal Street

6
days
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour. Step off the beaten path and head to The Museum of Flight and Finnriver. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Chimacum Corner Farmstand (in Chimacum), Ed Munro Seahurst Park (in Burien) and Point No Point Lighthouse & Park (in Hansville). Dedicate the 11th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kerry Park, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and examine the collection at Museum of Pop Culture.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle vacation planning website .

Getting from New Orleans to Seattle by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in October, expect Seattle to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

#Tours, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Chimacum, Ed Munro Seahurst Park, Point No Point Lighthouse & Park, Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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