15 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

15 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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15 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Orlando
1
Orlando
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Marathon
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
5
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Hilton Head
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Orlando

2
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Discovery Cove and Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 7th (Tue) at Walt Disney World Resort.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Orlando trip planning app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Orlando. May in Orlando sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Beaches
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Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

1
night
Key Largo

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and then choose your vessel at Key Largo Fishing Adventures.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Key Largo trip planner .

You can drive from Orlando to Key Largo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In May in Key Largo, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Transportation Tours
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Key Largo Fishing Adventures ©
Key Largo Fishing Adventures

1
night
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 11th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Pigeon Key Foundation, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Marathon online itinerary planner .

Getting from Key Largo to Marathon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center
Pigeon Key Foundation ©
Pigeon Key Foundation

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then take a tour by water with Fun In The Sun Key West. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

National Key Deer Refuge
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge

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.
Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Bring the kids along to The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, race across the water with a speed boat tour, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New York City visit planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Key West to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Key West in May, you will find days in New York City are little chillier (69°F), and nights are colder (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Family-friendly places like Tidal Basin and National Zoological Park will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary site .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
day
Hilton Head

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then identify plant and animal life at Commander Zodiac.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hilton Head vacation planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Hilton Head in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hilton Head when traveling from Washington DC in May, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Commander Zodiac ©
Commander Zodiac
Speed Boats Tours

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