13 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 4 nights
Key West
— 4 nights
— 4 nights
Shuttle to Miami, Fly to Oslo


New York City — 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as St. Patrick's Cathedral and 9/11 Memorial are in your itinerary. Head to Fifth Avenue and FAO Schwarzfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, get great views at Top of the Rock, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New York City travel route app.

Oslo, Norway to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Oslo to New York City. Traveling from Oslo in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New York City, with lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can fly to Key West.
Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Key West — 4 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.
Key Lime Bike Tours has been added to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fort Zachary Taylor and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Get some historical perspective at Saint Mary Star of the Sea and Key West Cemetery. Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of The Overseas Highway, make a trip to Truman Little White House, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and stop by Blue.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Key West trip planner.

Fly from New York City to Key West in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Key West hover around 30°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Marathon.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Marathon — 4 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Turtle Hospital and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Dolphin Research Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier) and Islamorada (Zero Dress Code Boutique & Pasta Pantaleo Signature Gallery). It doesn't end there: stroll through Bahia Honda State Park and kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Marathon trip builder site.

You can drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches
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United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.