11 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

11 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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11 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  24​h
1
Buffalo
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
2
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
3
Key West
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Key Largo
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

1
day
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
On the 15th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Buffalo road trip planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to Buffalo is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Eastern Standard Time is minus 15 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in Buffalo hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Niagara Falls
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

2
nights
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.
On the 16th (Fri), appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, then take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, then take a stroll through Times Square, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Buffalo to New York City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Buffalo in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

1
night
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 18th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Alan S. Maltz Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then shop like a local with 7 Artists & Friends, then contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, and finally admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor. On your second day here, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Key West online tour itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Key West in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in August: high temperatures in Key West hover around 38°C and lows are around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Museums
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

3
nights
Key Largo

The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
On the 20th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Coral Castle, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stop by Shell World Florida Keys. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): sample the tasty concoctions at Florida Keys Brewing Company and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Key Largo trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Key West to Key Largo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Key Largo are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Islamorada, Coral Castle
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

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