24 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

24 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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24 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  26​h
Everglades National Park
— 4 nights
bus + train + bus:  3​h 30​min
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
bus + tram + Fly:  2​h 45​min
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  27​h
Melbourne

3
days
Everglades National Park

A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S.
Take a break from the city and head to Shark Valley and Gumbo Limbo Trail. Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Everglades National Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Anhinga Trail and contemplate the waterfront views at Shark River Slough.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Everglades National Park trip itinerary maker.

Melbourne, Australia to Everglades National Park is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Melbourne to Everglades National Park. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Everglades National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Everglades National Park
Highlights from your plan
Anhinga Trail
Everglades National Park

3
days
Miami Beach

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Lincoln Road and Freedom Tower are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Aventura Mall and Bayside Marketplacefor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Collins Avenue, examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, and stroll through Haulover Beach Park.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Miami Beach travel planner.

You can take a bus from Everglades National Park to Miami Beach in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Everglades National Park in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Miami Beach, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Shopping Sightseeing

Side Trips

Miami, Oleta River State Park, Aventura Mall, Haulover Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
South Beach
Lincoln Road
Aventura Mall

3
days
Key West

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Truman Little White House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Zachary Taylor and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens. Spend the 8th (Fri) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, stop by Peppers Of Key West, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Key West itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus, tram, and flight from Miami Beach to Key West takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dry Tortugas National Park

3
days
Washington DC

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
You'll explore and learn at National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Your inner history buff will appreciate Washington National Cathedral and Tomb of the Unknowns. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and examine the collection at Newseum.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Key West to Washington DC in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Key West in December, things will get colder in Washington DC: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Sightseeing Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tomb of the Unknowns
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art

2
days
Niagara Falls

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 14th (Thu), explore the activities along Niagara Falls and then look for gifts at Smokin Joes Native Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex, admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls vacation trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Niagara Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Washington DC in December, things will get little chillier in Niagara Falls: highs are around 2°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds
Bridal Veil Falls

5
days
New York City

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co.. Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, look for gifts at Strand Bookstore, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the New York City itinerary maker.

Getting from Niagara Falls to New York City by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Niagara Falls in December, with highs in New York City at 11°C and lows at 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Sightseeing Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History

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