8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Chicago
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly + shuttle:  8​h 30​min
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
Chicago

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center and then go for a walk through Central Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary builder.

Chicago to New York City is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to New York City. In March, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 35°F. You will leave for Marathon on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in New York City

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park ©
Central Park
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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Marathon

Marathon
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park, take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, and then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Marathon trip builder.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from New York City to Marathon takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from New York City in March, things will get much warmer in Marathon: highs are around 81°F and lows about 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Key West.

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Bahia Honda State Park
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The Turtle Hospital
The Turtle Hospital
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House, admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally don't miss a visit to Southernmost Point. On the next day, take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Key West travel planner.

You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in March, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

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Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Kayaking & Canoeing

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