11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Lancaster
— 2 nights
+3
train + foot + Fly + shuttle:  9​h
2
Key Largo
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Siesta Key
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
St. Augustine
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Get some cultural insight at Gettysburg National Cemetery and Little Round Top. Get some historical perspective at Valley Forge National Historical Park and Jennie Wade House. Get out of town with these interesting Lancaster side-trips: Gettysburg (Shriver House Museum & Dobbin House Tavern). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Wheatland, examine the collection at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Woodward Hill Cemetery.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lancaster trip planner.

Washington DC to Lancaster is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Washington DC in October since evenings lows in Lancaster dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Key Largo.

Things to do in Lancaster

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
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Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Shriver House Museum ©
Shriver House Museum

1
day
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 19th (Sat), get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Key Largo trip itinerary app .

Getting from Lancaster to Key Largo by combination of train, flight, and shuttle takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lancaster in October: highs in Key Largo hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Tours Parks
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Swim with Dolphins

2
nights
Miami Beach

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.
On the 20th (Sun), kick back and relax at Bal Harbor Beach and then kick back and relax at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Surfside Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, and then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Miami Beach planning app .

Getting from Key Largo to Miami Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Miami Beach sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Siesta Key.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Surfside Beach, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
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Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park ©
Surfside Beach ©
Surfside Beach
South Beach ©
South Beach

2
nights
Siesta Key

Siesta Key ©
Siesta Key draws most of its visitors with soft, white-quartz sand beaches and translucent ocean water.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): kick back and relax at Manasota Key Beach, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at North Jetty Beach. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Siesta Key Rum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Turtle Beach, and then kick back and relax at Crescent Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Siesta Key trip planner.

You can drive from Miami Beach to Siesta Key in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Miami Beach in October, Siesta Key is slightly colder at night with lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Siesta Key

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

North Jetty Beach, Siesta Key Rum, Manasota Key Beach, Venice Beach
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Turtle Beach ©
Turtle Beach
Crescent Beach ©
Crescent Beach
Venice Beach ©
Venice Beach

3
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Take a break from the city and head to Ormond Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Vilano Beach and Andy Romano Beachfront Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Wild Reserve, take in the history at Mission of Nombre de Dios, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, and browse the exhibits of St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine.

Start your trip to St. Augustine by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Siesta Key to St. Augustine takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Siesta Key in October, plan for a bit cooler days in St. Augustine, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Ormond Beach
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Vilano Beach ©
Vilano Beach
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach
St. Augustine Wild Reserve ©
St. Augustine Wild Reserve

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