22 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

22 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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22 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
2
Everglades National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  5​h 30​min
3
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

3
nights
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Do your shopping at Lincoln Road and Aventura Mall. Visit Art Deco Historic District and Freedom Tower for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Miami Beach to Miami to see Dolphin Mall about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, shop like a local with Collins Avenue, head outdoors with Venetian Pool, and browse the different shops at Shops at Merrick Park.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Miami Beach vacation website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Miami Beach is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Miami Beach. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Miami Beach, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Miami, Coral Gables, Aventura Mall, Oleta River State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
Aventura Mall ©
Aventura Mall

3
nights
Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park ©
A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S.
Take a break from the city and head to Shark Valley and Gumbo Limbo Trail. Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Everglades National Park. There's still lots to do: hike along Anhinga Trail.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Everglades National Park route app .

Traveling by bus from Miami Beach to Everglades National Park takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Everglades National Park
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Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail

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.
For shopping fun, head to Uva Wine Shop & Bar or Peppers Of Key West. You'll explore and learn at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Truman Little White House. Go for a jaunt from Key West to Big Pine Key to see National Key Deer Refuge about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, stop by De La Gallery, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Key West sightseeing planner .

Take a bus from Everglades National Park to Key West in 5.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

National Key Deer Refuge
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Get in touch with nature at Tidal Basin and National Zoological Park. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, get a sense of history and politics at The White House, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Key West to Washington DC takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Key West in January; daily highs in Washington DC reach 8°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

6
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.
You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art. Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary builder app .

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 January, expect a bit cooler with lows of -5°C in New York City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

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

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