43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Mount Isa
Fly + Drive:  33​h
1
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Coral Gables
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Islamorada
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Big Pine Key, Florida Keys
— 2 nights
Bus:  45​min
6
Key West
— 4 nights
Ferry:  3​h
7
Naples
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
9
New York City
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
10
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
11
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Mount Isa

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Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Head to Lincoln Road and Espanola Wayfor plenty of shopping. Bring the kids along to Collins Avenue and South Beach. Take a break from Miami Beach with a short trip to Aventura Mall in Aventura, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace, take in the exciting artwork at Lik Miami, and steep yourself in history at Barnacle State Historic Site.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Miami Beach road trip planner.

Mount Isa, Australia to Miami Beach is an approximately 33-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -15 hour difference. Traveling from Mount Isa in April, expect nights in Miami Beach to be a bit warmer, around 25°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Coral Gables.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Miami, Aventura Mall
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Aventura Mall ©
Aventura Mall
South Beach ©
South Beach

3
nights
Coral Gables

Coral Gables ©
Coral Gables, officially the City of Coral Gables, is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, located southwest of Downtown Miami. Head to Village of Merrick Park and Sawgrass Millsfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coral Gables: Everglades National Park (Shark Valley Visitor Center, Anhinga Trail, & more). There's more to do: look for gifts at Divers Direct Miami.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Coral Gables holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Miami Beach to Coral Gables in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Coral Gables

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Sawgrass Mills
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail ©
Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail

3
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pasta Pantaleo Signature Gallery and Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery. Bring the kids along to Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and Anne's Beach. Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with a fishing tour, meet the residents at Island Dolphin Care, observe the fascinating underwater world at Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder, and stop by Zero Dress Code Boutique.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Islamorada trip planner .

Drive from Coral Gables to Islamorada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Key Largo
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder ©

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.
For shopping fun, head to Christina's Consignment Boutique or Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Pigeon Key Foundation and Sombrero Beach. Step out of Marathon with an excursion to Fishing Charters & Tours in Cudjoe Key--about 42 minutes away. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center and explore the gorgeous colors at Sombrero Reef.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Marathon itinerary planner.

You can drive from Islamorada to Marathon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Marathon are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

2
nights
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 28th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with Artists in Paradise Gallery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Long Beach, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then stop by Out of the Blue Gallery.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Big Pine Key vacation planner .

Big Pine Key is just a short distance from Marathon. In April, daily temperatures in Big Pine Key can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Alan S. Maltz Gallery and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to 7 Artists & Friends and Collections Key Westfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, see the vivid underwater world at Western Dry Rocks, look for gifts at Rock House Masterpieces, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunset Celebration.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Key West itinerary website .

You can take a bus from Big Pine Key to Key West in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in April, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

3
nights
Naples

Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. Do your shopping at Walker Farms and Lorne's Art Gallery. Attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Captain Jack Boat Tours (in Matlacha) and Speed Boats Tours (in Everglades City). There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and look for all kinds of wild species at Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education & Experience Center.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples attractions planner .

Ride a ferry from Key West to Naples in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Naples, with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Lorne's Art Gallery, Walker Farms, Speed Boats Tours, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Captain Jack Boat Tours ©
Captain Jack Boat Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Bring the kids along to Discovery Cove and Happily Ever After Fireworks. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and Timothy's Gallery. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort, make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park, get some fabulous bargains at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets, and get your game on at Nomadic.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando route maker site .

Drive from Naples to Orlando in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Winter Park
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fifth Avenue and 9/11 Memorial. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at FAO Schwarz and West Village. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiles For America, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City road trip planner .

Fly from Orlando to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Orlando in May; daily highs in New York City reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park ©
Central Park
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, then stop by The King's English Bookshop, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Art at the Main Gallery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Salt Lake City in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In May in Salt Lake City, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Art at the Main Gallery ©
Art at the Main Gallery
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
Temple Square ©
Temple Square

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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.
Head to The Grove and Hammer Museumfor plenty of shopping. Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Montana Avenue, Annenberg Community Beach House, & more) and Anaheim (The Disney Gallery, Disneyland Park, & more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, take in the exciting artwork at Hauser & Wirth, listen to music at Melrose Trading Post, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

Getting from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Salt Lake City in May, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Beverly Hills
Highlights from your plan
The Grove ©
The Grove
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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