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: Sydney
Fly + Bus:  25​h
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Miami Beach, Florida
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Key West
— 1 night
Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

5
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.
Head to Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co.for plenty of shopping. Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Times Square, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Ellis Island.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary maker tool .

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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 ©

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see the interesting displays at National Archives Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC route maker website .

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 May, expect nights in Washington DC to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

4
nights
Miami Beach, Florida

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Get some cultural insight at Lincoln Road and Art Deco Historic District. We've included these beaches for you: South Beach and Haulover Beach Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Miami Beach: Everglades National Park (Shark Valley & Anhinga Trail) and Aventura Mall (in Aventura). There's more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Shops at Merrick Park and make a trip to Bayside Marketplace.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Miami Beach online tour planner .

Getting from Washington DC to Miami Beach by combination of flight, tram, and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, Miami Beach is a bit warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Village of Merrick Park, Bayside Marketplace, Haulover Beach Park, Aventura Mall
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

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.
On the 17th (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, and finally stop by De La Gallery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Key West itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of bus, tram, and flight from Miami Beach to Key West in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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