11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Houston
Drive:  6​h
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Key West
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Miami
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h
Pensacola
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Houston

2
days
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 28th (Fri): stop by Faulkner House Books and then make a trip to Jackson Square. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, and then don't miss a visit to French Quarter.

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Houston to New Orleans is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Houston in July: highs in New Orleans hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 80°F. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Orlando.

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Garden District
French Quarter
St. Louis Cathedral

3
days
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Beach at Daytona Beach. When in Orlando, make a side trip to see Cocoa Beach in Cocoa Beach, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, try out the rides at World of Disney, and get some fabulous bargains at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets.

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Fly from New Orleans to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Orlando: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Beaches Outdoors Parks

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Cocoa Beach, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Beach at Daytona Beach
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Beach at Daytona Beach
Cocoa Beach

1
day
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.
On the 3rd (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, then enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

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Fly from Orlando to Key West in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Key West are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Miami.

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Key West Cemetery

1
day
Miami

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
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Do a combination of flight and tram from Key West to Miami in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pensacola.

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Miami Beach
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Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District
South Beach

2
days
Pensacola

Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Joe Patti's Seafood, contemplate the long history of Fort Barrancas, and then brush up on your military savvy at National Naval Aviation Museum.

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You can do a combination of tram and flight from Miami to Pensacola in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Pensacola can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pensacola

Museums Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Spas & Wellness, Topsail Beach State Preserve
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National Naval Aviation Museum
Spas & Wellness
Fort Barrancas

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