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: Sydney
Fly + Bus:  25​h
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Key West
— 5 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): examine the collection at New York Public Library, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and then admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, then wander the streets of Times Square, and then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary planning app .

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Eastern Standard Time is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get much warmer in New York City: highs are around 35°C and lows about 26°C. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

5
nights
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.
Let the collections at Truman Little White House and Mel Fisher Maritime Museum capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and The Overseas Highway. Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West road trip planning tool .

Getting from New York City to Key West by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from New York City in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 31°C in Key West. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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The Overseas Highway ©
The Overseas Highway
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Park Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach.

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Drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Marathon sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bahia Honda State Park, Sunset Park Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

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