35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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35 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
New Orleans
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  4​h 45​min
2
St. Petersburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Sanibel Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Marco Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Marathon
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Amelia Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
St. Augustine
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
Panama City Beach
— 1 day
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  6​h
11
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
12
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Melbourne


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2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, then see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans journey planner.

Melbourne, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Melbourne to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you will find days in New Orleans are cooler (16°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Royal Street ©
Royal Street

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St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg ©
Located on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, St.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Siesta Beach, identify plant and animal life at Ted Sperling Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Ringling. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Saint Pete Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Treasure Island Beach, and then examine the collection at The Dali Museum.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg online tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to St. Petersburg in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. In December, St. Petersburg is a bit warmer than New Orleans - with highs of 27°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sarasota, Siesta Beach, Saint Pete Beach, Treasure Island Beach
Highlights from your plan
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach
The Dali Museum ©
The Dali Museum

3
nights
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bowman's Beach and Fort Myers Beach. Get some cultural insight at Tower Gallery and St. Isabel Catholic Church. Explore Sanibel Island's surroundings by going to Fort Myers Beach (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Lovers Key State Park). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, kick back and relax at Captiva Beach, and examine the collection at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sanibel Island journey app .

You can drive from St. Petersburg to Sanibel Island in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from St. Petersburg in December: highs in Sanibel Island hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Myers Beach, Captiva Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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. Visit Barefoot Beach Preserve and Lowdermilk Beach for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Venture out of the city with trips to Naples (Fifth Avenue South & Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary) and Speed Boats Tours (in Everglades City). There's still lots to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and don't miss a visit to Marco Island Center for the Arts.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Marco Island tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Sanibel Island to Marco Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Marco Island are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Naples, Barefoot Beach Preserve, Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Barefoot Beach Preserve ©
Barefoot Beach Preserve

2
nights
Key Largo

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours, view the masterpieces at Old Road Gallery, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Alligator Reef Light House, view the masterpieces at Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and finally admire the majestic nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Key Largo sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Marco Island to Key Largo in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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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.
Relax by the water at Bahia Honda State Park and Calusa Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Turtle Hospital and Fishing Charters & Tours. Take a break from Marathon with a short trip to Out of the Blue Gallery in Big Pine Key, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Sombrero Beach, and take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Marathon trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Key Largo to Marathon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Marathon are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Big Pine Key
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Truman Little White House and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Dry Tortugas National Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway, cast your line with a fishing tour, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and look for gifts at Isle Cook Key West.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Key West trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Amelia Island.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Overseas Highway ©
The Overseas Highway
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

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nights
Amelia Island

Amelia Island ©
The southernmost Sea Island off the coast of Florida, Amelia Island takes its name from Princess Amelia of England.
Take a break from the city and head to Fort Clinch State Park and Amelia River Golf Club. Get a sense of the local culture at Fernandina Beach Pinball Museum and Amelia SanJon Gallery. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Seaside Park, play a few rounds at The Golf Club at North Hampton, stroll through Amelia Island State Park, and stop by Pelindaba Lavender Amelia Island.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Amelia Island trip maker .

Getting from Key West to Amelia Island by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Key West in December, expect Amelia Island to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Amelia Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Fort Clinch State Park ©
Fort Clinch State Park
Amelia Island State Park ©
Amelia Island State Park
Fernandina Beach Pinball Museum ©
Fernandina Beach Pinball Museum

3
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum and Fort Matanzas National Monument. Relax by the water at St. Augustine Beach and Frank Butler County Park West. There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery, see the interesting displays at The Lightner Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, and admire all the interesting features of Flagler College.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the St. Augustine online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Amelia Island to St. Augustine takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daily temperatures in St. Augustine can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Fort Matanzas National Monument ©
Fort Matanzas National Monument

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day
Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach ©
Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Camp Helen State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Panama City Beach vacation planner.

Drive from St. Augustine to Panama City Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from St. Augustine in December since evenings lows in Panama City Beach dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Camp Helen State Park
Highlights from your plan
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach
Camp Helen State Park ©
Camp Helen State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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.
Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Get some cultural insight at 9/11 Memorial and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and take a stroll through Times Square.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Panama City Beach to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. When traveling from Panama City Beach in December, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in New York City: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Frick Collection ©
Frick Collection

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and then explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip site .

Getting from New York City to Los Angeles by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in January, expect Los Angeles to be much warmer, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk