8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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New York City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Sarasota
— 1 night
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New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and Empire State Building. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and take in the pleasant sights at The High Line.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New York City travel itinerary planner.

Louisville to New York City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Louisville in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 22 — 25:

Orlando

— 3 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Family-friendly places like Walt Disney World Resort and Universal's Islands of Adventure will thrill your kids. Pack the 28th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Orlando trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Orlando takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, Orlando is a bit warmer than New York City - with highs of 88°F and lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sarasota.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:

Sarasota

— 1 night
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. On the 29th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at South Lido Park, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Catherine's Florida Charters, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Cat Depot.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sarasota driving holiday website.

Getting from Orlando to Sarasota by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Sarasota are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sarasota

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 28 — 29:

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.

Southwest Gulf Coast travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Fishing Charters & Tours