28 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

28 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Williamsburg
— 3 nights
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St. Augustine
— 3 nights
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Orlando
— 3 nights
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Sanibel Island
— 1 night
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Marco Island
— 1 night
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Key West
— 4 nights
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Marathon
— 2 nights
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Islamorada
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Washington DC — 3 nights

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 explore and learn at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and National Gallery of Art. Get some historical perspective at Arlington National Cemetery and Washington National Cathedral. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, see the interesting displays at International Spy Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC driving holiday website.

Sydney, Australia to Washington DC is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Washington DC at 12°C and lows at 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to New York City.
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New York City — 4 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get some historical perspective at St. Patrick's Cathedral and 9/11 Memorial. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), go for a walk through Central Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Church, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Williamsburg.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Williamsburg — 3 nights

Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Get some cultural insight at Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement. Step off the beaten path and head to Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Bruton Parish Episcopal Church. There's more to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Yorktown Battlefield and steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Williamsburg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Williamsburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in December, expect nights in Williamsburg to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to fly to St. Augustine.
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St. Augustine — 3 nights

St. St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. and Fort Clinch State Park will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum and Lightner Museum. And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach, don't miss a visit to St. George Street, and steep yourself in history at Villa Zorayda Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read St. Augustine online tour planner.

Getting from Williamsburg to St. Augustine by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Williamsburg in December, things will get somewhat warmer in St. Augustine: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Orlando.
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Orlando — 3 nights

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.
Take a break from Orlando with a short trip to Boat Tours & Water Sports in Saint Cloud, about 38 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 25th (Sun) at Walt Disney World Resort. It doesn't end there: make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park and get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Orlando takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from St. Augustine, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Orlando, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Sanibel Island.
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Sanibel Island — 1 night

Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Bowman's Beach and then stroll through J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sanibel Island trip planner.

Fly from Orlando to Sanibel Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Sanibel Island are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Marco Island.
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Marco Island — 1 night

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. On the 28th (Wed), zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then enjoy the sand and surf at South Marco Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Marco Island trip maker.

Drive from Sanibel Island to Marco Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Key West.
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Key West — 4 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as Fort Zachary Taylor and Key West Cemetery are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum and The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. Spend the 30th (Fri) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House, and see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Marco Island to Key West by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Marco Island in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Key West. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.
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Marathon — 2 nights

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Turtle Hospital, and then kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Marathon trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Marathon, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Islamorada.
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Islamorada — 1 night

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
On the 4th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then view the masterpieces at Pasta Pantaleo Signature Gallery.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Islamorada trip itinerary builder tool.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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