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Sunshine States (ex. New Orleans) 2018/19 (13 Days, New Orleans to New York or reverse)

From the landmark-filled US capital to the t-tapping energy of New Orleans, Orlando's white-knuckle rides and the people-watching paradise that is Miami, this trip really ds have it all. Thankfully between all those buzzing stops, you get to enjoy a little down time in the ol' South. And with a couple of days to laze by the beach, you'll be more than ready to take on the mighty sunshine states. Let's go!


Everglades airboat experience
Traditional Cuban dinner
Washington DC Illumination tour
10 Breakfasts
10 Lunches
10 Dinners
Tour Provider Topdeck
Number of Days
Price From
AUD $3,109
Start Location
New Orleans, USA
End Location
New Orleans, USA
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 48
Tour Style
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Day 1: New Orleans, Louisiana
Meet the crew and get ready to get down, the New Orleans way. If you arrive early, 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 last taste of true New Orlean crawfish.
Day 2: New Orleans to Panama City Beach, Florida
We're off to seek out turquoise waters and sandy beaches for an afternoon of shopping, mooching or just plain lying around doing very little. Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 3: Panama City Beach to Florida Gulf Coast
If you're still recovering from New Orleans, a chilled evening might be required. So ease into things in Florida's Gulf Coast with an optional sunset cruise. If Panama City Beach did the job of recharging your batteries, throw yourself into the nightlife at one of the many beach bars. Whatever you do, enjoy this balmy bit of beachside. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities -Sunset cruise over the Florida Gulf
Day 4: Florida Gulf Coast to Miami
Bienvenido a Miami, where the weather is hot and the characters are colourful. Tonight we roll into the land of ice cream-toned art deco buildings, Double Ds and Cuban deliciousness. Included today: -Driving tour of Miami Meals: -Breakfast
Day 5: Miami
Take a trip to Little Havana to people-watch in the cafes, while street musicians provide a Cuban backing track. Stroll by the pretty pastel houses and dodge the Speedo-clad skaters of South Beach. Or let the Hop On Hop Off bus tour show you the sights so you get your bearings and see more of the nooks and crannies of the city. After an authentic Cuban dinner, see Miami come to life at night (if this place could get more lively) and join a club crawl. Meals: -Dinner
Day 6: Miami to Orlando
The closest you'll get to flying...without really leaving the ground. Take an airboat tour, shoot across the Everglades and (almost) get tangled in the mangroves. After that, Mickey and friends will be just around the corner, and if you've outgrown him, there'll soon be candy floss and roller coasters to revive your inner child as we head to Orlando. Included today: -Everglades airboat experience
Day 7: Orlando
If you've got your swimmers, get splash-tastic at one of the water parks or visit a galaxy that's not so very far, far away with the Star Wars attractions at Walt Disney World. If theme parks just aren't your bag there are the botanical garden, wine bars, spas and shopping, or to hang out with the local foodies, try Ivanh Village for lunch or dinner. Also an option: explore Kennedy Space Center. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Walt Disney World -Universal Studios -Kennedy Space Center
Day 8: Orlando to Savannah, Georgia
Wave goodbye to the Magic Kingdom and mouse ears, you're en route to the bona fide southern belle that is Savannah. Tonight it's ghost tour time (if you dare). Not to scare you, but Savannah is one of America's most haunted cities. You'll wander through the spooky (yet beautiful) streets and visit haunted and historic houses, all while hearing bone-chilling tales of of ghosts and ghouls. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Ghost tour of Savannah
Day 9: Savannah
After a hopefully nightmare-free sleep, take in the 18th-century buildings and dreamy tree-lined walkways of Savannah. Pare the pace way back with an (optional) Slow Ride bike crawl, then have your own "life is like a box of chocolates" moment where Forrest Gump waited for the bus. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Slow-paced bike tour of Savannah
Day 10: Savannah to Wilmington, North Carolina via Charleston, South Carolina
Before hitting Wilmington, sample the charm of Charleston. They've got giant sea turtles, blooming lovely gardens to wander around, fancy-pants shops to peruse and a WWII aircraft carrier to clamber in. Safe to say, there's something for everyone. When you rock up to Wilmington, we'll drive around downtown to see the historical side of this North Carolinian city. Beer geeks rejoice, because this place knows a thing or two about craft beers and bottle shops. Included today: -Driving tour of Wilmington Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 11: Wilmington to Washington, District of Columbia
It's time to swap the pretty beaches of North Carolina for the bright lights of this nation's capital. Tomorrow will give you a chance to explore Washington by day, but tonight it's all about crossing that Potomac River into DC and enjoying an illuminated tour of the capital's monuments. The White House at night is a sight not to be missed. Included today: -Washington DC Night Illumination Tour Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 12: Washington, D.C.
Snap yourself in front of some of the US's most iconic buildings, recreate famous movie moments, spot a 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 Hop Off Hop Off Bus Tour is more your style you can see the city by segway or bike. 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. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Bike & segway tour
Day 13: Washington, D.C. to New York City, via Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
It's time to leave the capital behind for a pitstop in Philly. For a bird's eye view of the city, you can choose to head to the One Liberty Observation Deck. We'll do a driving tour of Philadelphia to see the sights - you'll channel your inner champ at the Rocky statue, feel the love as you swing by the Love statue - before heading for the bright lights of the Big Apple. Included today: -Driving tour of Philadelphia Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Entry to One Liberty Observation Deck