11 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

11 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock East Coast of USA trip itinerary planner

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New York City
— 2 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly
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Key West
— 3 nights
Drive
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Big Pine Key
— 1 night
Drive
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Miami Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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DeLand
— 1 night
Fly

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New York City

— 2 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Times Square and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip builder site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to New York City. In December in New York City, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Washington DC

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and then examine the collection at International Spy Museum. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC travel route builder site.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Key West

— 3 nights

Conch Republic

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fort Zachary Taylor and The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saint Mary Star of the Sea and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, and view the masterpieces at Alan S. Maltz Gallery.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Key West journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Key West takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Washington DC in December, expect Key West to be much hotter, temps between 79°F and 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Big Pine Key

— 1 night
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. On the 22nd (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park, and then relax and rejuvenate at SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Big Pine Key trip planner.

Traveling by car from Key West to Big Pine Key takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. December in Big Pine Key sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas

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Miami Beach

— 1 night

The World's Playground

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): wander the streets of Collins Avenue, appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach, and finally wander the streets of Lincoln Road.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Miami Beach driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Big Pine Key to Miami Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Miami Beach can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to DeLand.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

DeLand

— 1 night
DeLand is a city in the U.S. On the 24th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Stetson Mansion and then surround yourself with nature on Blue Heron River Tours Inc.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our DeLand online attractions planner.

Drive from Miami Beach to DeLand in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Miami Beach in December, with highs in DeLand at 75°F and lows at 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in DeLand

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife