15 days in Florida, New York City & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

15 days in Florida, New York City & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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15 days in Florida, New York City & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Titusville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Key West
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h
4
New York City
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  36​h
End: Brisbane

1
night
Titusville

Titusville ©
America's "Space City," Titusville sits on the Indian River, just west of Kennedy Space Center, the origin point of every NASA human space flight since 1968.
Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum and then get a taste of the local shopping with Antilles Trading Company.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Titusville trip app .

Brisbane, Australia to Titusville is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Brisbane to Titusville due to the time zone difference. In April in Titusville, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Orlando.

Things to do in Titusville

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Antilles Trading Company
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Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum ©
Antilles Trading Company ©
Antilles Trading Company

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Stetson Mansion and Madame Tussauds Orlando. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Escape Game Orlando and Zombie Outbreak Orlando. Have a day of magic on the 8th (Wed) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 9th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Next up on the itinerary: discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip app .

You can drive from Titusville to Orlando in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In April in Orlando, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stetson Mansion
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Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
The Escape Game Orlando ©
The Escape Game Orlando
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

1
night
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.
Fort Zachary Taylor has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, then stop by Isle Cook Key West, then explore the galleries of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and finally admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor. On the next day, brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West trip planner .

You can fly from Orlando to Key West in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 27°C in Key West. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
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've now added Central Park to your itinerary. On the 12th (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, then admire the majestic nature at Empire Fulton Ferry State Park, then admire the natural beauty at Great Neck Steppingstone Park, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Demarest Nature Center. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial and then wander the streets of Times Square.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New York City day trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Key West to New York City in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In April, New York City is cooler than Key West - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Demarest Nature Center, Empire Fulton Ferry State Park, Great Neck Steppingstone Park
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Central Park ©
Central Park
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grand Canyon South Rim. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): hike along South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Yaki Point, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and finally get great views at Powell Point. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Mather Point and then stroll through Rim Trail.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in April since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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