28 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

28 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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28 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  27​h
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Miami
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Marathon
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
7
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Adelaide

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience (in Frederick) and Urban Axes Baltimore (in Baltimore). The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC sightseeing tool .

Adelaide, Australia to Washington DC is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 14 hours traveling from Adelaide to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Adelaide in December, with highs in Washington DC at 12°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience, Urban Axes Baltimore
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Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience ©
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

5
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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.
Have a day of magic on the 25th (Wed) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 28th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. It doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure and discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Orlando trip planning app .

You can fly from New York City to Orlando in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, Orlando is much warmer than New York City - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

4
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.
Explore Miami's surroundings by going to Everglades National Park (Osceola panthers, Anhinga Trail, & more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, get in on the family fun at Jungle Island, browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace, and have fun at Lock & Load Miami.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Miami trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Orlando to Miami in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Orlando in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Miami, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

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

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Marathon side-trips: Islamorada (Fishing Charters & Tours & Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Pigeon Key Foundation, get outside with Gemini Dream Charters, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Marathon road trip planner .

You can drive from Miami to Marathon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Islamorada
Highlights from your plan
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park ©
Fishing Charters & Tours
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©

1
night
Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key ©
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge, and then shop like a local with Artists in Paradise Gallery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Big Pine Key trip itinerary planner .

Big Pine Key is just a short distance from Marathon. In January, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Artists in Paradise Gallery ©
Artists in Paradise Gallery

4
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.
Key West is known for wildlife, adventure, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, head outdoors with The Schooner Wolf - Private Charters, admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Key West trip planner .

You can take a bus from Big Pine Key to Key West in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Key West sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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