17 days in Washington DC, Florida & New York City Itinerary

17 days in Washington DC, Florida & New York City Itinerary

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17 days in Washington DC, Florida & New York City Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  19​h
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
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.
Attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Washington DC is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight, bus, and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -10 hour difference. While traveling from New Delhi, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 12°C to lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Bahia Honda State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to National Key Deer Refuge (in Big Pine Key) and Marathon (Sombrero Beach, Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, & more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, stop by Isle Cook Key West, and admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West trip site .

Getting from Washington DC to Key West by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in December, things will get much hotter in Key West: highs are around 30°C and lows about 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Marathon, Big Pine Key
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge

3
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
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.
Attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Magic Kingdom Park make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 26th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Pack the 28th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando online visit planner .

You can drive from Key West to Orlando in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Key West in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Orlando. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
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Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

4
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.
Attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, make a trip to Grand Central Terminal, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Orlando to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Orlando in December: high temperatures in New York City hover around 10°C and lows are around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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