12 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

12 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock East Coast of USA route planner

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Fly to Miami, Shuttle to Marathon
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Marathon
— 1 night
Drive
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Key West
— 2 nights
Fly
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Panama City Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Fort Walton Beach
— 2 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 3 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly

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Marathon

— 1 night

Heart of the Florida Keys

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 5th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center and then snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Marathon sightseeing planner.

Jackson to Marathon is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Jackson in June since evenings lows in Marathon dip to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Key West

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Fort Zachary Taylor, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, then view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, and finally take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West travel planning site.

Drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Key West are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Panama City Beach

— 1 night

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
On the 9th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at St. Andrews State Park, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Panama City Beach itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Key West to Panama City Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Key West in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 72°F in Panama City Beach. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fort Walton Beach.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Fort Walton Beach

— 2 nights
Fort Walton Beach is a city in southern Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): stroll through Navarre Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pensacola Beach. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Henderson Beach State Park and then see some colorful creatures with AJ's Water Adventures.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Fort Walton Beach trip planning site.

You can drive from Panama City Beach to Fort Walton Beach in 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June in Fort Walton Beach, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Fort Walton Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

New York City

— 3 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Bring the kids along to The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at New York Public Library, admire the striking features of Chrysler Building, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and make a trip to Empire State Building.

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Traveling by flight from Fort Walton Beach to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Walton Beach to New York City is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Fort Walton Beach in June, with highs in New York City at 80°F and lows at 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and then examine the collection at The National Archives Museum.

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Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip