Sunshine States (Ex New York) 2020-21
Day 1: New York City to Washington, District of Columbia
Meet with the gang bright and early in NYC before we hit the road to Philadelphia. Note: cheesesteak recommended. Tonight, see Washington all lit up on an illumination tour and make the most of your night with a chance to bond with the crew over dinner.
Day 2: Washington, D.C.
‘Gram yourself in front of some of the USA’s most iconic buildings, recreate famous movie moments, play spot the senator... Today you can get a real feel for the powerhouse that is DC. Get your bearings and tick off all the must-see places with an optional segway or bike tour. However you travel, this is the place to clue yourself up on all things American history and visit some of the many memorials, monuments and museums.
Day 3: Washington, D.C. to Charlotte, North Carolina
Swap the capital for North Carolina’s biggest city. Take it easy with a stroll around Charlotte’s museums and sample some old-school foodie classics, or opt in to go fast and furious on a Speedway tour.
Day 4: Charlotte to Savannah, Georgia, South Carolina
Sample the charm of Charleston, then it’s onwards to Savannah.
Day 5: Savannah
Slow the pace with an optional Slow Ride pub crawl, or simply take a wander around the city. Watch out for horse-drawn carriages!
Day 6: Savannah to Orlando, Florida
Roll into Orlando today, where there’s year-round sunshine and a certain friendly mouse reigns supreme.
Day 7: Orlando
Opt in to spend the day with the characters you loved as a kid at Walt Disney World – or, for the thrill-seeking option, make sure you check out Universal Studios to unleash your inner movie buff. Did we mention you can also go to the Kennedy Space Center today if you so choose? So. Many. Options.
Day 8: Orlando to Miami
B’bye Magic Kingdom and mouse ears, we’re off for an Everglades airboat tour on the way to Miami. After a driving tour of the city, you can thank Miami’s distinct Latin flair for our seriously tasty dinner.
Day 9: Miami
Take a trip to Little Havana to people-watch in the cafés, stroll by pretty pastel houses and dodge the Speedo-clad skaters of South Beach, or take an optional speed boat trip. After an authentic Cuban dinner, see Miami come to life at night (if this place could get more lively) and join a club crawl.
Day 10: Miami to Florida Gulf Coast
Ease into things in Florida’s Gulf Coast by throwing yourself into the nightlife at one of its many beach bars.
Day 11: Florida Gulf Coast to Panama City Beach
‘Gators, begone! We’re off to seek out turquoise waters and sandy beaches. At Panama City Beach you can while away the afternoon shopping, exploring or just plain lying around doing very little.
Day 12: Panama City Beach to New Orleans, Louisiana
A relaxing day by the beach will just about ready you for the awesome assault on the senses that is New Orleans. Music lovers will be spoilt for choice with all of the city’s jazz clubs and dancing spots. Foodies will have a hard time picking between gumbo and po-boys, jambalaya and muffulettas, beignets and bananas Foster. Maybe just try ‘em all.
Day 13: New Orleans
Today’s the day to tick off any leftover items on your ‘things I MUST do in the Bayou’ list. Swing dance in NOLA, creep yourself out in one of the ‘Cities of the Dead’, find out what a steam calliope sounds like, or just have a taste of true New Orleans crawfish. Today’s optionals? We’re glad you asked. Choose from a swamp tour, a cooking demo or a paddleboat cruise.
Day 14: New Orleans
One more breakfast, then we’re outta here. Swap numbers and start planning the next grand adventure.
13 nights accommodation in hotels
- motels and lodges
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