15 days in Florida, New York City & New Orleans Itinerary

15 days in Florida, New York City & New Orleans Itinerary

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15 days in Florida, New York City & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Shuttle:  26​h
1
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  6​h
4
New York City
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h
5
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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 1st (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center. Here are some ideas for day two: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then admire the majestic nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Key Largo attractions planner.

Sydney, Australia to Key Largo is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -15 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in November, Key Largo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Swim with Dolphins

2
nights
Marathon, Florida Keys

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 3rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, and then take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Marathon itinerary planning site .

Getting from Key Largo to Marathon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
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.
On the 5th (Thu), cast your line with a fishing tour, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, and then visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Keep things going the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more 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 December in Key West, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Met Cloisters. Discover out-of-the-way places like Greenwich Village and St. Patrick's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and take a stroll through Times Square.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City route builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Key West to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Key West in December, things will get colder in New York City: highs are around 10°C and lows about 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square

4
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Explore hidden gems such as Garden District and Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Step out of New Orleans to go to Wallace and see Whitney Plantation, which is approximately 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: put a fun spin on your tour with Escape My Room New Orleans, examine the collection at Haunted Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street, and explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans route builder tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in December, you will find days in New Orleans are somewhat warmer (16°C), and nights are warmer (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Whitney Plantation
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Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

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