16 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

16 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock East Coast of USA tour itinerary planner

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Key West
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 4 nights
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New York City

— 5 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and Rockefeller Center. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, get great views at Top of the Rock, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New York City itinerary builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to New York City. In December, daytime highs in New York City are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 4 nights
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.
Family-friendly places like National Zoological Park and Washington National Cathedral will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC sightseeing planning website.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in December, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Key West.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Key West

— 2 nights

Conch Republic

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Fort East Martello Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Key West Aquarium, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Key West Local Luxe -Jewelry Store. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, then stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West online day trip planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Key West by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in December, with highs in Key West at 79°F and lows at 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Orlando

— 4 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Universal's Islands of Adventure. The adventure continues: make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park and find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip planner.

You can fly from Key West to Orlando in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Orlando when traveling from Key West in December, with lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks