31 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

31 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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31 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  13​h 45​min
1
Everglades National Park, Florida
— 4 nights
Bus:  4​h 45​min
2
Big Pine Key, Florida Keys
— 1 night
Bus:  45​min
3
Key West
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Siesta Key, Florida
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: London

4
nights
Everglades National Park, Florida

Everglades National Park ©
A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S.
Visiting Shark Valley and Mahogany Hammock will get you outdoors. Take a break from Everglades National Park with a short trip to Robert Is Here Fruit Stand in Homestead, about 50 minutes away. Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Everglades National Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Anhinga Trail, trek along Gumbo Limbo Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Shark River Slough.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Everglades National Park travel itinerary planner .

London, UK to Everglades National Park is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from London to Everglades National Park, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from London in January, with highs in Everglades National Park at 29°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Robert Is Here, Everglades National Park
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail

1
night
Big Pine Key, Florida Keys

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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Pine Key online tour builder .

You can take a bus from Everglades National Park to Big Pine Key in 5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Big Pine Key can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marathon
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

5
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.
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Key West Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Fort Zachary Taylor and Dry Tortugas National Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and steep yourself in history at Oldest House & Garden Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Key West trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Big Pine Key to Key West takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

6
nights
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale ©
Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
Popular historic sites such as Lincoln Road and Freedom Tower are in your itinerary. Visiting South Beach and Fort Lauderdale Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Lauderdale: Panther Ridge Conservation Center (in Wellington), John D. MacArthur Beach State Park (in North Palm Beach) and Art Deco Historic District (in Miami Beach). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Haulover Beach Park, don't miss a visit to Bayside Marketplace, stroll through Lake Worth Beach, and shop like a local with Aventura Mall.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Fort Lauderdale trip itinerary app .

Fly from Key West to Fort Lauderdale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Key West in January since evenings lows in Fort Lauderdale dip to 18°C. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Siesta Key.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Miami, John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, Lake Worth Beach, Panther Ridge Conservation Center
Highlights from your plan
Panther Ridge Conservation Center ©
Panther Ridge Conservation Center
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach

2
nights
Siesta Key, Florida

Siesta Key ©
Siesta Key draws most of its visitors with soft, white-quartz sand beaches and translucent ocean water.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach, stroll through Crescent Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Turtle Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Siesta Key trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Fort Lauderdale to Siesta Key by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in January, Siesta Key is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Siesta Key

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Venice Beach
Highlights from your plan
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Crescent Beach ©
Crescent Beach
Turtle Beach ©
Turtle Beach

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Popular historic sites such as Washington National Cathedral and Arlington National Cemetery are in your itinerary. Step out of Washington DC to go to Triangle and see National Museum of the Marine Corps, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and explore the activities along Tidal Basin.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Siesta Key to Washington DC in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Siesta Key in January, things will get cooler in Washington DC: highs are around 8°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Arlington, National Museum of the Marine Corps
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

6
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Head to Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co.for plenty of shopping. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Gateway National Recreation in Sandy Hook, approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Times Square, stroll through Central Park, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read New York City trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in New York City when traveling from Washington DC in January, with lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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