20 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

20 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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20 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Sydney
Fly + shuttle:  29​h
Marathon
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Savannah
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
St. Augustine
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 45​min
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
Sydney

3
days
Marathon

Marathon
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Turtle Hospital and Dolphin Research Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marathon: Islamorada (Robbie's of Islamorada, History of Diving Museum, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park, take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Park Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Marathon trip itinerary maker.

Sydney, Australia to Marathon is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Eastern Standard Time is minus 15 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

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Islamorada, Sunset Park Beach, Bahia Honda State Park
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The Turtle Hospital
The Turtle Hospital
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

3
days
Key West

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fort Zachary Taylor and The Overseas Highway. Popular historic sites such as Truman Little White House and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum are in your itinerary. Spend the 6th (Wed) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours and look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Key West online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Savannah.

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Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

3
days
Savannah

Savannah ©
Savannah is the oldest city in the U.S.
Explore hidden gems such as Bonaventure Cemetery and Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fort Pulaski National Monument and The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Savannah: Hilton Head (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Coligny Beach). There's lots more to do: add some entertainment to your itinerary with Historic Savannah Theatre, admire the striking features of Mickve Israel Temple, explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery, and play a few rounds at The Club at Savannah Harbor.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Savannah itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Savannah takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Key West in December, plan for slightly colder days in Savannah, with highs around 22°C, while nights are colder with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors Historic Sites Golf

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Hilton Head, Tybee Island
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Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument

3
days
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
St. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum and Colonial Quarter. St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum and Lightner Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Augustine Beach, identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, and explore and take pictures at Flagler College.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our St. Augustine trip builder.

Traveling by car from Savannah to St. Augustine takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Savannah in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in St. Augustine, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

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Parks Museums Wildlife
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3
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New York City

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. There's still lots to do: stroll through Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our New York City itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from St. Augustine to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect colder weather when traveling from St. Augustine in December: highs in New York City hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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