16 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

16 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
New York City
— 3 nights
2
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
3
Everglades National Park
— 2 nights
4
Key Largo
— 2 nights
5
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
6
Key West
— 3 nights
7
Washington DC
— 2 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore 9/11 Memorial and New York Public Library. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ellis Island and St. Jean Baptiste Roman Catholic Church. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Times Square, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kings County Distillery, and admire the striking features of Chrysler Building.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New York City travel itinerary planner.

Philadelphia to New York City is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

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Miami Beach

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.
On the 21st (Tue), take a stroll through Collins Avenue, take a stroll through Lincoln Road, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, and finally stroll through South Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Haulover Beach Park, thenhead outdoors with JP Outfitters Inc., thenexplore the world behind art at Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA), and finally get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Miami Beach road trip planning app.

You can fly from New York City to Miami Beach in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from New York City in April; daily highs in Miami Beach reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Outdoors Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Haulover Beach Park, JP Outfitters Inc., Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA), Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Highlights from your plan
Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA) ©
Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA)
South Beach ©
South Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park ©
A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Shark Valley Visitor Center and then trek along Gumbo Limbo Trail. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Mahogany Hammock, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Pineland Trail, thenidentify plant and animal life at Anhinga Trail, and finally identify plant and animal life at Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Everglades National Park attractions app.

You can take a bus from Miami Beach to Everglades National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Everglades National Park can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Key Largo.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks Wildlife Trails
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery, get interesting insight from Tours, thenindulge your thirst for a good beer at Florida Keys Brewing Company, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Grecian Rocks, thensee the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove, thenidentify plant and animal life at Molasses Reef, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Florida Keys Visitor Center.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Key Largo travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Everglades National Park to Key Largo takes 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Key Largo when traveling from Everglades National Park in April, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Islamorada
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center ©
Spiegel Grove ©
Spiegel Grove

1
night
Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key ©
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): cast your line with a fishing tour and then kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Big Pine Key trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Big Pine Key takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Key Largo in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Big Pine Key. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Key West.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Truman Little White House and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Crane Point Museum & Nature Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Key West: Sunset Park Beach (in Key Colony Beach) and Sombrero Beach (in Marathon). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Fort Zachary Taylor, and identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Key West road trip planning website.

Drive from Big Pine Key to Key West in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Key West are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marathon, Sunset Park Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

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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.
On the 1st (Fri), examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, thenadmire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Georgetown University. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, thenexamine the collection at The National Archives Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Washington DC travel route app.

You can fly from Key West to Washington DC in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Key West in April, plan for slightly colder days in Washington DC, with highs around °F, while nights are much colder with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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