17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly + shuttle:  13​h 30​min
1
Marathon
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Key West
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Marco Island
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Dublin

3
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Get in touch with nature at Dolphin Research Center and Crane Point Museum & Nature Center. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sombrero Beach and Bahia Honda State Park. When in Marathon, make a side trip to see Fishing Charters & Tours in Islamorada, approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge and identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Marathon tour planning site .

Dublin, Ireland to Marathon is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Dublin to Marathon, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in March, expect Marathon to be much warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bahia Honda State Park, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©

4
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Dry Tortugas National Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Key West route maker .

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daytime highs in Key West are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Speed Boats Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parasailing & Paragliding and South Marco Beach. There's still lots to do: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Marco Island trip planner .

Getting from Key West to Marco Island by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Key West in March since evenings lows in Marco Island dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Speed Boats Tours

1
night
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then take a stroll through Royal Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and then wander the streets of Garden District.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read New Orleans trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Marco Island to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Marco Island in March, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Garden District ©
Garden District

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe and then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, then contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville online day trip planner .

Getting from New Orleans to Nashville by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from New Orleans in March since evenings lows in Nashville dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

1
night
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks and then contemplate the long history of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Memphis sightseeing tool .

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Memphis are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Peabody Ducks ©
The Peabody Ducks

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