16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: George Town, Penang Island
Fly:  14​h
1
Daytona Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cocoa Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Islamorada
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Key West
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Fort Lauderdale
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Clearwater
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  31​h
End: George Town, Penang Island

1
night
Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach ©
The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
On the 8th (Mon), explore and take pictures at Daytona International Speedway. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Beach at Daytona Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Daytona Beach online trip planner .

George Town, Malaysia to Daytona Beach is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12 hours traveling from George Town to Daytona Beach. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Cocoa Beach.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach
Daytona International Speedway ©
Daytona International Speedway

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night
Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach ©
Situated in one of Florida's busiest vacation areas, Cocoa Beach burst onto the world scene in the 1960s, when it became a popular setting for parades honoring the nation's "Apollo" astronauts.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): stroll around Lori Wilson Park, look for gifts at Ron Jon Surf Shop, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cocoa Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cocoa Beach trip builder tool .

Getting from Daytona Beach to Cocoa Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Cocoa Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cocoa Beach ©
Cocoa Beach
Ron Jon Surf Shop ©
Ron Jon Surf Shop
Lori Wilson Park ©
Lori Wilson Park

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take a stroll through Collins Avenue, explore and take pictures at Lincoln Road, then admire the landmark architecture of Art Deco Historic District, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): wander the streets of Ocean Drive, enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, and then take in the waterfront at Miami Beach Boardwalk.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Miami Beach trip planner .

Drive from Cocoa Beach to Miami Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. July in Miami Beach sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Lock & Load Miami
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Collins Avenue ©
Collins Avenue

2
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
On the 13th (Sat), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Beer Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anne's Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, and finally identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Islamorada trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Miami Beach to Islamorada takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Dolphin Research Center, Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
On the 15th (Mon), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get a taste of the local shopping with 7 Artists & Friends, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On your second day here, get interesting insight from Tours, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and then shop like a local with Alan S. Maltz Gallery.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Key West travel route planning site .

Traveling by bus from Islamorada to Key West takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale ©
Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): kick back and relax at Hollywood Beach, then stop by To the Moon, and then stroll through Fort Lauderdale Beach.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort Lauderdale travel route site .

Fly from Key West to Fort Lauderdale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Fort Lauderdale are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Clearwater.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Hollywood Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Hollywood Beach ©
Hollywood Beach
To the Moon ©
To the Moon

4
nights
Clearwater

Clearwater ©
Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
Kids will enjoy Busch Gardens and Clearwater Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Legoland Florida Resort (in Winter Haven) and Siesta Beach (in Siesta Key). The adventure continues: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, do a tasting at Murielle Winery, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, and gain insight at Church of Scientology Information Center.

To find out how to plan a trip to Clearwater, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Fort Lauderdale to Clearwater takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Clearwater can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Clearwater

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Legoland Florida Resort, Siesta Beach, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Highlights from your plan
Legoland Florida Resort ©
Legoland Florida Resort
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ©
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach

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