USA:-America's-sultry-south

1-3,New Orleans

Spending time in the Big Easy should come with a health warning – it’s seriously contagious and one visit will never be enough. You’re guaranteed a memorable vacation at the city known for its jazz, Cajun cuisine, and of course Mardi Gras festivities. Stroll through the historic French Quarter and explore the boutiques, restaurants, clubs, galleries and original architecture from the 18th Century French settlers. When the sun sets, party on Bourbon Street, watch live music on Frenchman Street or take a paddle steamer cruise along the mighty Mississippi.

4h03m to Destin

3h25m to Destin

4-6,Destin

Escape to Florida’s Panhandle and feel the warm breeze from the Gulf of Mexico. Walk along the trails that meander among the white sand dunes at Henderson Beach State Park or take a relaxing break at one of the city’s many golf courses.

2h36m to Tallahasee

3h05m to Tallahasee

7-9,Tallahasee

Experience First Fridays in Railroad Square Art Park, where visitors can stroll among art galleries for free on the first Friday of every month in Florida’s state capital. Then check out the Tallahassee Automobile and Collectibles Museum for a history lesson about vintage cars and roadsters.

2h39m to Jacksonville

2h45m to Jacksonville

10-12,Jacksonville

Get to know more of Jacksonville as you relax at its stunning beaches or paddle your way through its pretty waterways. Don’t forget to visit the most popular tourist spot in the city, the Downtown Riverfront, where you can hop from place to place on the Downtown Trolley or by water taxi.

2h16m to Orlando

3h05m to Orlando

4h24m to Orlando

13-15,Orlando

Discover your inner child with a visit to Orlando’s magical Walt Disney World, where you can visit Cinderella’s castle. Universal Orlando beckons, where the world of Harry Potter awaits, but there’s plenty more besides. For something a little different, chill out with a stroll around the Harry P. Leu Gardens, a calming oasis of tropical planting.

3h30m to Naples Florida

1h00m to Naples Florida

4h24m to Orlando

16-18,Miami

Plunge into world-famous Miami Beach where you’ll find beachfront hotels, shops, restaurants and people-watching in abundance. Don’t forget to visit the historic Art Deco buildings that line Ocean Drive and the surrounding streets, before venturing further afield to watch the domino players of Little Havana or taking a boat tour to see the expensive mansions that line the city’s waterways.