26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
New Haven
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Mystic
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Washington
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Miami Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Islamorada
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
New Haven

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting New Haven side-trips: New Britain Museum of American Art (in New Britain), Hartford (The Mark Twain House & Museum, Hog River Brewing Company, & more) and Still Hill Brewery (in Rocky Hill). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Yale University Art Gallery, get lost in a book at Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, gain insight at Yale University, and steep yourself in history at Hyland House Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the New Haven holiday builder tool .

Sydney, Australia to New Haven is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to New Haven. In January, New Haven is cooler than Sydney - with highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Mystic.

Things to do in New Haven

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Hartford, New Britain Museum of American Art, Sleeping Giant State Park, Hyland House Museum, Still Hill Brewery
Highlights from your plan
Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery
New Britain Museum of American Art ©

4
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mystic: Connecticut River Museum (in Essex) and East Haddam (Gillette Castle State Park & Allegra Farm And The Horsedrawn Carriage And Sleigh Museum Of New England). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mystic Aquarium, go for a walk through Mystic River Historical Society, make a trip to Mystic & Shoreline Visitor Information Center, and try your luck at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mystic trip planner .

Traveling by car from New Haven to Mystic takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Mystic, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Washington.

Things to do in Mystic

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

East Haddam, Groton, Tantaquidgeon Museum, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Florence Griswold Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Tantaquidgeon Museum ©
Tantaquidgeon Museum
Florence Griswold Museum ©
Florence Griswold Museum

4
nights
Washington

Washington ©
Washington is a rural town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, in the New England region of the United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Farmington (Winding Trails & Hill-Stead Museum), American Legion and Peoples State Forests (in Barkhamsted) and Room Escape Games (in West Hartford). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at New England Air Museum, make a trip to ACT of Connecticut, stroll around Northwest Park, and go for a walk through Soldiers' Monument and Memorial Park.

Before you visit Washington, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Mystic to Washington by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Farmington, Room Escape Games, Northwest Park, American Legion and Peoples State Forests, ACT of Connecticut
Highlights from your plan
Hill-Stead Museum ©
Hill-Stead Museum
Winding Trails ©
Winding Trails

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): wander the streets of Lincoln Road, then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, and finally take a stroll through Collins Avenue. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Ocean Drive, examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum, then take a leisurely stroll along Miami Beach Boardwalk, and finally stop by Wings Beachwear.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Miami Beach road trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Washington to Miami Beach. Traveling from Washington in January, things will get much warmer in Miami Beach: highs are around 29°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Lock & Load Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

2
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then admire the majestic nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Islamorada trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Miami Beach to Islamorada in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Islamorada sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Key Largo
Highlights from your plan
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 1st (Sat), kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park, then snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Marathon online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Islamorada to Marathon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

2
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.
On the 3rd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally don't miss a visit to Duval Street. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, and then take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Key West journey website .

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In February, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Orlando, make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, and then make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Disney's Hollywood Studios and then get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Orlando day trip website .

You can fly from Key West to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Orlando, with lows of 15°C. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Stetson Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion

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