15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 45​min
2
Miami
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): have fun at Battlefield Vegas, then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip website .

London, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 45°C and lows reach 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas

1
day
Miami

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then explore and take pictures at Marlins Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Miami travel planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Miami in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: highs in Miami hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Marlins Park ©
Marlins Park

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 4th (Sun), zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Key Largo trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Miami to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Key Largo can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
nights
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 5th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, then take in the views from Old Seven Mile Bridge, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Marathon travel route planning website .

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Dry Tortugas National Park and The Overseas Highway. There's much more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Key West travel site .

Traveling by bus from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at Korean War Veterans Memorial. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial, steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Key West to Washington DC takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Key West in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Washington DC, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at 8th Ave Jetty and Chelsea Market. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Ocean Grove Beach in Ocean Grove, approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, make a trip to Empire State Building, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New York City road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

8th Ave Jetty, Ocean Grove Beach
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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