30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Train:  1 h 30 min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 15 min
2
Key West
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
4
Islamorada
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Marco Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h
6
St. Augustine
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  17 h 15 min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  9 h
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Philadelphia

4
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.
Kids will enjoy The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Central Park, explore the world behind art at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, wander the streets of Times Square, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New York City planning tool .

Philadelphia to New York City is an approximately 1.5-hour bus ride. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Philadelphia in May: highs in New York City hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Fort Zachary Taylor. Popular historic sites such as Truman Little White House and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens are in your itinerary. Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, explore and take pictures at The Overseas Highway, enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Key West online tour itinerary maker .

Getting from New York City to Key West by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, expect nights in Key West to be warmer, around 77°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Marathon, Florida Keys

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Visiting The Turtle Hospital and Bahia Honda State Park will get you outdoors. Bring the kids along to Sombrero Beach and Pigeon Key Foundation. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, kick back and relax at Sunset Park Beach, and take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Marathon trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bahia Honda State Park, Sunset Park Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

3
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada ©
Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center will thrill your kids. Take a break from the city and head to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. There's much more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, take in the exciting artwork at Old Road Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of History of Diving Museum.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Islamorada online route planner .

You can drive from Marathon to Islamorada in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Islamorada sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Key Largo
Highlights from your plan
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park ©
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
nights
Marco Island

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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Speed Boats Tours. Kids will appreciate attractions like Eco Endeavors and Cape Romano. There's still lots to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, partake in some friendly competition at Xtreme Escape Game, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and choose your vessel at Rose Marina Boat Rentals.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Marco Island planner .

You can drive from Islamorada to Marco Island in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Islamorada in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Marco Island, with lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. On the 31st (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, then visit a coastal fixture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Augustine Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Crescent Beach, pause for some photo ops at Castillo de San Marcos, and then steep yourself in history at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our St. Augustine trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Marco Island to St. Augustine takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Marco Island in May, expect nights in St. Augustine to be about the same, around 67°F, while days are slightly colder, around 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Crescent Beach Public Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine ©
Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glacier Point and Pothole Dome. Escape the urban bustle at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park and Yosemite Falls. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, stroll through May Lake Trailhead, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from St. Augustine to Yosemite National Park in 17.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from St. Augustine in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around 43°F, while days are slightly colder, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Mob Museum and Titanic. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Valley of Fire State Park and Wynn Las Vegas. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, listen to music at Bellagio Fountains, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 9 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 103°F and lows are around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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