16 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

16 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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16 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Brasilia
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Key West
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Sarasota
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h
7
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Brasilia

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.
Take a break from the city and head to The Overseas Highway and Fort Zachary Taylor. Your inner history buff will appreciate Truman Little White House and Key West Cemetery. The adventure continues: cast your line with a fishing tour, stop by Isle Cook Key West, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and shop like a local with 7 Artists & Friends.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Key West trip builder site .

Brasilia, Brazil to Key West is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Overseas Highway ©
The Overseas Highway
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): stroll through Sombrero Beach, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park. On your second day here, cast your line with a fishing tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, and then snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Marathon sightseeing planner.

Traveling by bus from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Marathon sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Key Largo

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then get a taste of the local shopping with Old Road Gallery, then look for gifts at Petals With Pizzazz, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Key Largo holiday planner.

Drive from Marathon to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Marathon in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Key Largo, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Sarasota.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Islamorada
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Old Road Gallery ©
Old Road Gallery

2
nights
Sarasota

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the masterpieces at The Ringling, then admire all the interesting features of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Siesta Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Dali Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Saint Pete Beach, and then stop by John's Pass Village and Boardwalk.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sarasota road trip tool .

Getting from Key Largo to Sarasota by car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Key Largo in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sarasota, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint Pete Beach, Siesta Beach, John's Pass Village & Boardwalk, The Dali Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Ringling ©
The Ringling
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach

2
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. On the 3rd (Thu), sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery, then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach, and then browse the exhibits of St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Fort Matanzas National Monument.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the St. Augustine online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sarasota to St. Augustine takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Sarasota in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in St. Augustine: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Fort Matanzas National Monument ©
Fort Matanzas National Monument

1
night
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): kick back and relax at Myrtle Beach, then catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Broadway at the Beach.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach day trip website .

Traveling by flight from St. Augustine to Myrtle Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from St. Augustine in January, things will get slightly colder in Myrtle Beach: highs are around 15°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel ©
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

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.
Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fifth Avenue. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and go for a walk through Central Park.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City day trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Myrtle Beach to New York City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Myrtle Beach in January, expect New York City to be little chillier, temps between 5°C and -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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