23 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

23 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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23 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + bus:  26​h
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Key West
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Marathon
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Islamorada
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Miami
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Head to Fifth Avenue and FAO Schwarzfor plenty of shopping. Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, take a stroll through Times Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the New York City day trip planning app .

Melbourne, 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 changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -15 hour difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: highs in New York City hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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 31st (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. Have a day of magic on the 1st (Wed) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

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Traveling by flight from New York City to Orlando takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, Orlando is warmer than New York City - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Beaches
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Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Audubon House & Tropical Gardens and Truman Little White House. Get in touch with nature at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, and view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Key West attractions tool .

You can fly from Orlando to Key West in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Key West. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bahia Honda State Park and Gemini Dream Charters. Step out of Marathon with an excursion to National Key Deer Refuge in Big Pine Key--about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Pigeon Key Foundation, enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Marathon road trip tool .

Traveling by bus from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Marathon, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Big Pine Key
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Pigeon Key Foundation ©
Pigeon Key Foundation

3
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Do your shopping at Pasta Pantaleo Signature Gallery and Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and A Lil' Tail Charters. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, get outside with Contagious Charters, admire the majestic nature at Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, and look for gifts at Bella Sol Fragrance Bar and Gifts.

Plan a Islamorada trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Marathon to Islamorada in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Islamorada can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park ©

5
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.
Shop till you drop at Lincoln Road and Aventura Mall. Visiting Shark Valley and Gumbo Limbo Trail will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Everglades National Park (Osceola panthers, Anhinga Trail, & more). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Collins Avenue, see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Miami day trip planning site .

You can drive from Islamorada to Miami in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Miami Beach, Aventura Mall
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail

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