30 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

30 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock East Coast of USA itinerary planner
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Fly
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Sarasota
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sanibel Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Naples
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Marco Island
— 2 nights
Unknown
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Everglades National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Key West
— 4 nights
Drive
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Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Islamorada
— 2 nights
Drive
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Key Largo
— 2 nights
Fly
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St. Augustine
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights

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Sarasota — 2 nights

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. state of Florida. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Treasure Island Beach and St. Pete Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Fort De Soto Park. Take a break from Sarasota with a short trip to Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center in Apollo Beach, about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Myakka River State Park, explore the world behind art at The Ringling, and enjoy the sand and surf at Siesta Beach.

Plan my day in Sarasota using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

New York City to Sarasota is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in January, expect Sarasota to be much hotter, temps between 72°F and 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Sanibel Island.
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Sanibel Island — 2 nights

Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, then admire all the interesting features of Sanibel Causeway, and then walk around Pond Apple Park. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bowman's Beach, and then stroll through Captiva Beach.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sanibel Island trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Sarasota to Sanibel Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in January, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Naples.
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Naples — 3 nights

Discover out-of-the-way places like Corkscrew Swamp and Barefoot Beach Preserve. Visiting Lowdermilk Beach and Lovers Key State Park will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Fort Myers Beach) and Fort Myers (Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve & Edison and Ford Winter Estates).

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sanibel Island to Naples takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Marco Island.
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Marco Island — 2 nights

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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): kick back and relax at Tigertail Beach and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at South Marco Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Island Bike Shop & Bicycle Rentals.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Marco Island trip app.

Marco Island is just a stone's throw from Naples. Traveling from Naples in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Marco Island, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Everglades National Park.
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Everglades National Park — 3 nights

Largest Subtropical Wilderness in the United States

A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S. Overflow from Lake Okeechobee into the Florida Bay formed these wetlands, which are home to manatees, American crocodiles, Florida panthers, and an array of wading birds, land birds, and birds of prey.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shark Valley Visitor Center and Pa-hay-okee Trail. Visiting Anhinga Trail and Mahogany Hammock will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Gumbo Limbo Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Mrazek Pond, and look for all kinds of wild species at Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Everglades National Park planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Marco Island to Everglades National Park. Traveling from Marco Island in January, Everglades National Park is a bit warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Key West.
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Key West — 4 nights

Conch Republic

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.
Visiting Fort Zachary Taylor and The Overseas Highway will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dry Tortugas National Park and Truman Little White House. There's much more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends Key West, and go for a walk through Key West Garden Club.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Key West sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Everglades National Park to Key West in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. January in Key West sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marathon.
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Marathon — 2 nights

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park, then take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Marathon driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Islamorada.
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Islamorada — 2 nights

The Village of Islands

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 26th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at Florida Keys History & Discovery Center, then stroll around Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery - MM82. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Library Beach Park, stroll through Anne's Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Indian Key State Historic Site.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Islamorada trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Marathon to Islamorada in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Islamorada are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Key Largo.
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Key Largo — 2 nights

Diving Capital of the World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, then surround yourself with nature on Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours, and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then meet the residents at Island Dolphin Care, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Grecian Rocks.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Key Largo online attractions planner.

Key Largo is just a stone's throw from Islamorada. Traveling from Islamorada in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Key Largo, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to fly to St. Augustine.
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St. Augustine — 3 nights

St. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fort Clinch State Park and Beach at Daytona Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at St. Augustine Beach and Ormond Beach. Go for a jaunt from St. Augustine to Daytona Beach to see Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery, gain insight at Flagler College, enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our St. Augustine tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Key Largo to St. Augustine takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, St. Augustine is little chillier than Key Largo - with highs of 65°F and lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to New York City.
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New York City — 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Patrick's Cathedral and St. Paul's Chapel. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read New York City vacation site.

Traveling by flight from St. Augustine to New York City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from St. Augustine in February, with highs in New York City at 46°F and lows at 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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