I put Hawaii for my eighth because I want to say that have been there. I also think it would be a cool experience for me. I did not put it closer to my first because I do not want to be so far away from home and I think it would be weird and different to be on an island.
I would put Orleans as my seventh because I would like to see the festivals held there every night. I also put this as my seventh because I think it would be less crowded than New York or Florida.