42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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42 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Durango
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  9​h 15​min
3
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Islamorada
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Key West
— 7 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 45​min
7
Sanibel Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Sarasota
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Washington DC
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
New York City
— 7 nights
End: New York City

4
nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Getty Center The Publications and Griffith Observatory. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica Farmers Market (in Santa Monica) and Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Amoeba Music, appreciate the history behind Guitar Center, shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles travel planner.

New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 61°F. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Durango.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Camarillo Premium Outlets
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

3
nights
Durango

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): look for gifts at Toh-Atin Gallery and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Long House and then hike along Petroglyph Point Hike.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Durango trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Durango takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Durango is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you will find days in Durango are somewhat warmer (84°F), and nights are a bit cooler (45°F). You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Wed) before leaving for Key Largo.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trip

Mesa Verde National Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Long House ©
Long House
Petroglyph Point Hike ©
Petroglyph Point Hike

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 20th (Thu): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Molasses Reef and then stroll through Harry Harris Park.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Key Largo vacation trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Durango to Key Largo in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Durango to Key Largo, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durango in June, expect much hotter with lows of 75°F in Key Largo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Spiegel Grove ©
Spiegel Grove
Molasses Reef ©
Molasses Reef

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.
Get in touch with nature at Key Largo Adventures and Kayaking & Canoeing. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lobster Trap Art Gift Shop and Gallery and Florida Keys Brewing Co. There's still lots to do: choose your vessel at A1A Watersports, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room, enjoy the sand and surf at Anne's Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at The Rain Barrel Artisan Village.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Islamorada itinerary builder.

Islamorada is just a stone's throw from Key Largo. In June, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Anne's Beach ©
Anne's Beach

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bahia Honda State Park and Kayaking & Canoeing. Escape the urban bustle at Sombrero Reef and Crane Point Museum & Nature Center. Next up on the itinerary: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, look for gifts at Hawks Cay Marina Dockside Store, and head off the coast to Pigeon Key.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Marathon custom trip planner.

You can drive from Islamorada to Marathon in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Marathon are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center
The Tackle Box ©
The Tackle Box

7
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Zachary Taylor and Truman Little White House. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Dry Tortugas National Park. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Wanderlust KW, take in the waterfront at Sunset Pier, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West vacation trip planner.

Getting from Marathon to Key West by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Key West

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

3
nights
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Escape the urban bustle at Bowman's Beach and Fort Myers Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sanibel Island travel itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Key West to Sanibel Island in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Key West in July, expect little chillier with lows of 75°F in Sanibel Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Sarasota.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Fort Myers Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach
Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach

3
nights
Sarasota

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. We've included these beaches for you: Siesta Beach and Venice Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Nokomis Beach and Mixon Fruit Farms. Go for a jaunt from Sarasota to Englewood to see Manasota Key Beach about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: revel in the low prices at Ellenton Premium Outlets, stroll the grounds of Sarasota National Cemetery, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sarasota trip generator.

You can drive from Sanibel Island to Sarasota in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Sarasota sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 76°F at night. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Sarasota

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ellenton Premium Outlets, Siesta Beach, Manasota Key Beach, Nokomis Beach, Venice Beach
Highlights from your plan
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Venice Beach ©
Venice Beach
Nokomis Beach ©
Nokomis Beach

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and Old Town. Step off the beaten path and head to Skyline Drive and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Breezy Point Beach and Campground (in Chesapeake Beach) and Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and take an in-depth tour of Ford's Theatre.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC itinerary builder.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Sarasota to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Skyline Drive, Antietam National Battlefield, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Breezy Point Beach, Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©

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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.
Shop till you drop at Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co.. You'll get in some beach time at Ponquogue Beach and Cupsogue Beach County Park. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, make a trip to 9/11 Memorial, admire the landmark architecture of Grand central terminal, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New York City itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in New York City sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Ponquogue Beach, Cupsogue Beach County Park
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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