26 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

26 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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26 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Miami
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
6
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Shark Valley Visitor Center, examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum, and then stroll through Lincoln Road. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Collins Avenue and then get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Miami trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Miami is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Eastern Standard Time is minus 15 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Melbourne in June, with highs in Miami at 37°C and lows at 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Aventura Mall, Shark Valley Visitor Center
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Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

2
nights
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 (Tue): fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Island Dolphin Care, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Key Largo travel planning site .

Getting from Miami to Key Largo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Key Largo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

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 18th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, explore the gorgeous colors at Sombrero Reef, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Marathon route planner .

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Pine Key
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center

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.
Appreciate the collections at Alan S. Maltz Gallery and The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, cast your line with a fishing tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Vandenberg Wreck, and take in the exciting artwork at Art On Duval Key West.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Key West trip maker .

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Family-friendly places like Discovery Cove and Walt Disney World Resort will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, don't miss a visit to Disney's Hollywood Studios, admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Orlando.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Orlando trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Key West to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Key West in June since evenings lows in Orlando dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Biltmore and then get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Philip DeAngelo Studio, sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, then have some family-friendly fun at Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, and finally take a peaceful walk through DuPont State Recreational Forest.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Asheville trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Orlando to Asheville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Orlando in June; daily highs in Asheville reach 33°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

DuPont State Recreational Forest, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, Zipline
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery of Art and The National Archives Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg (about 1h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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Do a combination of car and flight from Asheville to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Asheville in June since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Antietam National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
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.
Attractions like Central Park and American Museum of Natural History make great kid-friendly stops. Head to Fifth Avenue and Tiles For Americafor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, examine the collection at New York Public Library, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the New York City tour itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in June, plan for slightly colder days in New York City, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial