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: Fort Lauderdale
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
4
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Charleston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and then get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the gorgeous colors at Spiegel Grove and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Key Largo travel planner .

Fort Lauderdale to Key Largo is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Key Largo can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Marathon

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 18th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge, and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pigeon Key Foundation.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Marathon tour planning tool .

You can drive from Key Largo to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in June, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Big Pine Key
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Pigeon Key Foundation ©
Pigeon Key Foundation

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and 7 Artists & Friends. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Key West trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, daytime highs in Key West are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like 9/11 Memorial and New York Public Library. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Key West to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, New York City is slightly colder than Key West - with highs of 80°F and lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at National Zoological Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip planning website .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): cast your line with a fishing tour and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument, look for all kinds of wild species at The Center for Birds of Prey, and then go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Charleston road trip tool .

Getting from Washington DC to Charleston by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

The Center for Birds of Prey, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Center for Birds of Prey ©
The Center for Birds of Prey
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument

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