12 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

12 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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12 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Miami, Florida
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Sarasota, Florida
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Sanibel Island
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Key West
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  8​h 30​min
End: New York City

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 27th (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art, and then appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and then get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New York City trip site .

Perth, Australia to New York City is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to New York City is minus 13 hours. In February, New York City is much colder than Perth - with highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sarasota.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

1
night
Sarasota, Florida

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take an in-depth tour of The Ringling and then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Lido Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sarasota trip itinerary tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Sarasota in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from New York City in March: high temperatures in Sarasota hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Sarasota

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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The Ringling ©
The Ringling

2
nights
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
On the 2nd (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), browse the fresh offerings at Sanibel Island Farmer's Market, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, look for gifts at Finnimore's Cycle Shop, then stop by Bailey's General Store, and finally kick back and relax at Gulfside Beach.

Before you visit Sanibel Island, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Sarasota to Sanibel Island in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Sanibel Island are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach
Gulfside Beach ©
Gulfside Beach
Sanibel Historical Museum and Village ©

2
nights
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.
On the 4th (Sun), stop by Peppers Of Key West. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Museum, then explore the galleries of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Key West online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sanibel Island to Key West takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Sanibel Island in March, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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2
nights
Marathon, Florida Keys

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 7th (Wed): kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, then view the masterpieces at Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery, and then see what you can catch with Robbie's of Islamorada.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Marathon online travel planner .

Getting from Key West to Marathon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Islamorada, 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

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