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: Melbourne
Fly + Bus:  26​h
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Key West
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Miami, Florida
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Kids will enjoy The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park. Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. There's much more to do: make a trip to Times Square, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip maker app .

Melbourne, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Eastern Standard Time is minus 15 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in June, with highs in New York City at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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.
On the 13th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planner .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in June, you will find days in Washington DC are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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.
On the 15th (Sat), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then shop like a local with 7 Artists & Friends, then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally view the masterpieces at Alan S. Maltz Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Key West trip builder website .

Getting from Washington DC to Key West by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Washington DC in June, with lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

2
nights
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 17th (Mon), meet the residents at Island Dolphin Care, then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then get interesting insight from Tours. On the next day, explore the gorgeous colors at Spiegel Grove and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Before you visit Key Largo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Key West to Key Largo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Miami, Florida

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall, then admire the verdant scenery at Shark Valley, and then browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Lik Miami, take a stroll through Lincoln Road, then get a taste of the local shopping with Collins Avenue, and finally admire the striking features of Art Deco Historic District.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Miami day trip app .

You can drive from Key Largo to Miami in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Miami, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 21st (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Shark Valley Visitor Center, Aventura Mall
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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