35 days in United States, U.S. Virgin Islands & Bahamas Itinerary

35 days in United States, U.S. Virgin Islands & Bahamas Itinerary

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35 days in United States, U.S. Virgin Islands & Bahamas Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC, United States
— 5 nights
Fly + foot:  4​h 45​min
3
Miami, United States
— 5 nights
tram + Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Nassau, Bahamas
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h
5
Marsh Harbour, Bahamas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Orlando, United States
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
7
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
— 1 night
+3
Drive + Fly + Drive + ferry:  1​h 30​min
8
Caneel Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  45​min
9
Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

5
nights
New York City, United States

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.
Visit Grey Towers National Historic Site and St. James General Store for their historical value. Relax by the water at Jenkinson's Boardwalk and Ocean Grove Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Callie's Candy Kitchen (in Mountainhome), The Fudge Shoppe (in Flemington) and The Crossings Premium Outlets (in Tannersville). And it doesn't end there: stop by Stockton Market, take a stroll through West Village, get a taste of the local shopping with SoHo, and buy something for everyone on your list at Peddler's Village.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our New York City online itinerary builder .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City. Traveling from London in July, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

#Shopping, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Stockton Market, St. James General Store, Ocean Grove Beach, Peddler's Village, The Crossings Premium Outlets
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The Crossings Premium Outlets ©
The Crossings Premium Outlets
Grey Towers National Historic Site ©
Grey Towers National Historic Site
Ocean Grove Beach ©
Ocean Grove Beach

5
nights
Washington DC, United States

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery and Mountain Mystic Trading Company. Head to Strasburg Emporium Antiques and The Lion Potter of Gettysburgfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg), Bay Country Shop (in Cambridge) and Gettysburg (Eisenhower National Historic Site & Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elms Beach Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Bay Country Shop, R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery, Elms Beach Park, Mountain Mystic Trading Company
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Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Eisenhower National Historic Site ©
Eisenhower National Historic Site

5
nights
Miami, United States

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Get some historical perspective at Coral Castle and Art Deco Tours. Head to Robert Is Here and DSW Shoe Warehousefor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Anhinga Trail (in Everglades National Park), Mizner Park (in Boca Raton) and Las Olas Beach (in Fort Lauderdale). Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring nature at Everglades National Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haulover Beach Park, browse the different shops at Village of Merrick Park, wander the streets of Espanola Way, and get a taste of the local shopping with Bal Harbour Shops.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and tram from Washington DC to Miami takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July in Miami, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Nassau.

Things to do in Miami

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Shopping

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Bal Harbour, Homestead, Mizner Park, Village of Merrick Park
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Haulover Beach Park ©
Haulover Beach Park
Las Olas Beach ©
Las Olas Beach
Art Deco Tours ©
Art Deco Tours

4
nights
Nassau, Bahamas

Nassau ©
On a trip to Nassau you can immerse yourself in a dynamic city atmosphere or spend your days lazing on the soft golden sands.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bahama Art and Handicraft and Jaws Beach. Head to Coin of the Realm and The Bahamas Rum Cake Factoryfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: stop by Craft Cottage Bahamas, don't miss a visit to The Cloisters Nassau, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in nature's colorful creations at Versailles Gardens and French Cloister.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nassau travel route builder site .

Getting from Miami to Nassau by combination of tram and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Marsh Harbour.

Things to do in Nassau

#Shopping, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Paradise Island
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Marina Village ©
Marina Village
Jaws Beach ©
Jaws Beach
Arawak Cay ©
Arawak Cay

2
nights
Marsh Harbour, Bahamas

Marsh Harbour ©
Marsh Harbour is a town in Abaco Islands, Bahamas, with a population of 5,314.The settlement lies on a peninsula just off the Great Abaco Highway, which runs south through Great Abaco to Cherokee Point and Little Harbour. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Windward Point, then enjoy the sea views from Hope Town Lighthouse, and then admire all the interesting features of Abaco Neem Limited. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Nunjack Cay, enjoy the sand and surf at Mermaid Reef, then look for gifts at Milo's Fruit Stand, and finally look for gifts at Vernon's Grocery.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Marsh Harbour trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Nassau to Marsh Harbour by combination of bus and flight takes about 2 hours. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Marsh Harbour

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Great Abaco Island, Windward Point
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Nunjack Cay ©
Nunjack Cay
Hope Town Lighthouse ©
Hope Town Lighthouse
Abaco Neem Limited ©
Abaco Neem Limited

6
nights
Orlando, United States

Orlando ©
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Beach at Daytona Beach and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Orlando International Premium Outlets and World of Disney. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orlando: Cocoa Beach (Cocoa Beach, The Florida Key Lime Pie Company, & more), The Posh Pineapple (in New Smyrna Beach) and Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory (in Daytona Beach). There's much more to do: get some fabulous bargains at Orlando Premium Outlets - Vineland Avenue, cool off at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Andy Romano Beachfront Park, and wander the streets of International Drive.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Orlando online sightseeing planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Marsh Harbour to Orlando. In August, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

#Shopping, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Cocoa Beach, Daytona Beach, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, The Posh Pineapple, Andy Romano Beachfront Park
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Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach
Cocoa Beach ©
Cocoa Beach

1
night
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

St. Croix ©
The largest of the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): look for gifts at Crucian Gold, enjoy the sand and surf at Shoy Beach, and then explore the activities along Isaac Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Judith's Fancy, then stop by ib designs, then steep yourself in history at Scale House, and finally steep yourself in history at Estate Mount Washington Plantation.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our St. Croix journey maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Orlando to St. Croix. Traveling from Orlando to St. Croix, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in St. Croix can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Caneel Bay.

Things to do in St. Croix

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors
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Shoy Beach ©
Shoy Beach
Isaac Bay ©
Isaac Bay
Crucian Gold ©
Crucian Gold

1
night
Caneel Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands

Caneel Bay ©
On the 17th (Fri), stroll through Oppenheimer Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, then stop by Kro-gu, and finally stop by Mongoose Junction.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Caneel Bay trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and ferry from St. Croix to Caneel Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or ride a ferry. In August in Caneel Bay, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Charlotte Amalie.

Things to do in Caneel Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Cruz Bay, Mongoose Junction
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Oppenheimer Beach ©
Oppenheimer Beach
Mongoose Junction ©
Mongoose Junction

3
nights
Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands

Charlotte Amalie ©
One of the most visited cruise ship destinations in the Caribbean, the town of Charlotte Amalie is known around the world for its duty-free jewelry, perfume, and liquor shops.
On the 18th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Frederick Lutheran Church, stop by Kay's Fine Jewelry, look for gifts at Dynasty Dazzlers, look for gifts at Gold Mine Inc., then stop by Eden Jewelers, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beracha Veshalom Vegimulth Hasidim Synagogue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Trident Jewels & Time, hunt for treasures at Market Square, stop by Tropical Creations, then explore the striking landscape at Drake's Seat, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bluebeard's Beach.

To plan Charlotte Amalie vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Caneel Bay to Charlotte Amalie in an hour. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Charlotte Amalie are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Charlotte Amalie

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

St. Thomas, Bluebeard's Beach
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Dynasty Dazzlers ©
Dynasty Dazzlers
Eden Jewelers ©
Eden Jewelers
Kay's Fine Jewelry ©
Kay's Fine Jewelry

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