16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Key West
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Marathon
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Islamorada
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Key Largo
— 1 night
taxi + bus:  2​h
5
Everglades National Park
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Miami
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
West Palm Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
St. Augustine
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Durham

4
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.
Visit Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum and Key West Cemetery for their historical value. The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, and examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West trip planner .

Durham to Key West is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Durham in December, things will get warmer in Key West: highs are around 79°F and lows about 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Kayaking & Canoeing
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park, and finally snap pictures at Old Seven Mile Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Marathon journey builder website .

You can take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Marathon are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Bahia Honda State Park, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center

1
night
Islamorada

Islamorada ©
Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
On the 27th (Fri), kick back and relax at Anne's Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alligator Reef Light House, and then head outdoors with A Lil' Tail Charters.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Islamorada travel planner.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Islamorada takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Islamorada, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Anne's Beach ©
Anne's Beach
Alligator Reef Light House ©
Alligator Reef Light House
A  Lil' Tail Charters ©
A Lil' Tail Charters

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, then get some fabulous bargains at Sandal Factory Outlet, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Grecian Rocks.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Key Largo trip planner .

You can drive from Islamorada to Key Largo in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Islamorada in December, Key Largo is slightly colder at night with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grecian Rocks ©
Grecian Rocks
Shark Diving
Sandal Factory Outlet ©
Sandal Factory Outlet

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the waterfront at West Lake Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Anhinga Trail, and then trek along Gumbo Limbo Trail.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Everglades National Park sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Key Largo to Everglades National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in December, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Miami.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail
West Lake Trail ©
West Lake Trail

2
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, and finally browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Miami trip planning tool .

Getting from Everglades National Park to Miami by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Miami, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to West Palm Beach.

Things to do in Miami

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Miami Beach
Highlights from your plan
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
South Beach ©
South Beach
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

1
night
West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach ©
With a warm climate and sandy stretches, it's no surprise that West Palm Beach is a popular vacation spot.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bethesda by the Sea and then take in the exciting artwork at The Box Gallery.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read West Palm Beach tour itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Miami to West Palm Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in December, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in West Palm Beach

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Jupiter, Bethesda by the Sea
Highlights from your plan
Riverbend Park ©
Riverbend Park
Manatee Lagoon ©
Manatee Lagoon
Bethesda by the Sea ©
Bethesda by the Sea

1
night
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): stroll through Vilano Beach, then take in the history at Mission of Nombre de Dios, then examine the collection at The Ximenez-Fatio House, and finally enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc.. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Memorial Presbyterian Church, and finally examine the collection at World Golf Hall of Fame.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read St. Augustine day trip tool .

Drive from West Palm Beach to St. Augustine in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and car; or take a bus. Traveling from West Palm Beach in January, expect St. Augustine to be slightly colder, temps between 65°F and 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Vilano Beach ©
Vilano Beach

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, then contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park, and then get to know the fascinating history of Silver Comet Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Atlanta vacation builder app .

Do a combination of car and flight from St. Augustine to Atlanta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from St. Augustine in January: high temperatures in Atlanta hover around 53°F and lows are around 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Silver Comet Trail, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Highlights from your plan
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park

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