21 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

21 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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21 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + bus:  26​h
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
3
St. Augustine
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
4
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

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.
Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Get some cultural insight at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel, contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to New York City is minus 15 hours. In December, New York City is cooler than Sydney - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and Gettysburg Museum of History. Popular historic sites such as Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Gettysburg (Eisenhower National Historic Site, Gettysburg National Military Park, & more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online trip planner .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. December in Washington DC sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Take a break from the city and head to Fort Matanzas National Monument and St. Augustine Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. and Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Lightner Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, and sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our St. Augustine trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to St. Augustine in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in December, with highs in St. Augustine at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Key Largo.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the majestic nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and then identify plant and animal life at Anhinga Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Key Largo holiday planner.

Getting from St. Augustine to Key Largo by combination of car, flight, and shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from St. Augustine in December, with highs in Key Largo at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and finally take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Marathon trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Marathon sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Truman Little White House and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum. Get some historical perspective at Fort Zachary Taylor and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours and admire all the interesting features of The Overseas Highway.

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You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

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