20 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

20 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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20 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  19​h
1
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Key West
— 3 nights
bus:  45​min
3
Big Pine Key
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Miami
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

2
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.
On the 22nd (Mon), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the activities along Tidal Basin. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at National Zoological Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC day trip tool .

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, bus, and train. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from New Delhi to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in April; daily highs in Washington DC reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©

3
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.
Head to Alan S. Maltz Gallery and 7 Artists & Friendsfor plenty of shopping. Fort Zachary Taylor and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Key West trip app .

You can fly from Washington DC to Key West in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Washington DC, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Key West, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key West

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

2
nights
Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key ©
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. On the 27th (Sat), cast your line with a fishing tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Artists in Paradise Gallery, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Big Pine Key trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by bus from Key West to Big Pine Key takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Big Pine Key are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
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.
On the 29th (Mon), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Pigeon Key Foundation, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, then kick back and relax at Sunset Park Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Anne's Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Marathon travel planner .

Marathon is just a short distance from Big Pine Key. In April, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sunset Park Beach, Anne's Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
Pigeon Key Foundation ©
Pigeon Key Foundation
Sunset Park Beach ©
Sunset Park Beach

2
nights
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 1st (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Island Dolphin Care, and then identify plant and animal life at Anhinga Trail. On your second day here, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stop by Shell World Florida Keys.

To find ratings and more tourist information, use the Key Largo travel route builder website .

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key Largo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Marathon in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Key Largo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Miami.

Things to do in Key Largo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Islamorada, Anhinga Trail
Highlights from your plan
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): kick back and relax at South Beach, then take a stroll through Lincoln Road, then get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Village of Merrick Park. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, then get a taste of the local shopping with Collins Avenue, then take a stroll through Espanola Way, and finally browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Miami trip website .

Drive from Key Largo to Miami in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Miami, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Village of Merrick Park, Aventura Mall
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Aventura Mall ©
Aventura Mall

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fifth Avenue and Statue of Liberty National Monument. For shopping fun, head to Shopping Girlfriend NYC or Tiles For America. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Times Square, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the New York City road trip planning website .

Getting from Miami to New York City by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Miami in May, things will get a bit cooler in New York City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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