19 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

19 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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19 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  24​h
1
Miami
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

1
night
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 14th (Tue): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then explore the world behind art at Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA), then have fun at Lock & Load Miami, and finally examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then admire the natural beauty at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Miami trip tool .

Sydney, Australia to Miami is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to Miami. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect Miami to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Miami

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA), Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder, meet the residents at Island Dolphin Care, then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Spiegel Grove.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Key Largo online tour planner .

You can drive from Miami to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Key Largo are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
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Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, then view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then shop like a local with Alan S. Maltz Gallery.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West day trip planning website .

Getting from Key Largo to Key West by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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.
Pack the 19th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 20th (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Orlando route website .

You can fly from Key West to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in May, Orlando is little chillier at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, and get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC visit planner.

You can fly from Orlando to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, Washington DC is slightly colder than Orlando - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

5
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and make a trip to Rockefeller Center.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City online tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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