49 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

49 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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49 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  24​h
1
Miami
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Key Largo
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Islamorada
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Marathon
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Key West
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Orlando
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Provincetown
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
10
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Get in touch with nature at Shark Valley and South Beach. Head to Lincoln Road and Espanola Wayfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami: Everglades National Park (Gumbo Limbo Trail, Pineland Trail, & more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Collins Avenue, browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, and shop like a local with Aventura Mall.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Miami trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Miami is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to Miami. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Village of Merrick Park, Aventura Mall
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail
South Beach ©
South Beach

3
nights
Key Largo

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.
Get in touch with nature at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and Scuba & Snorkeling. Go for a jaunt from Key Largo to Everglades National Park to see Anhinga Trail about 48 minutes away. Spend the 26th (Thu) peacefully gliding across the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. There's still lots to do: take a tour of Spiegel Grove, look for gifts at Shell World Florida Keys, and pause for some serene contemplation at Key Largo Baptist Church.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Key Largo road trip site .

Getting from Miami to Key Largo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Key Largo sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Anhinga Trail
Highlights from your plan
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and A Lil' Tail Charters will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Old Road Gallery and Bass Pro Shops. Get out of town with these interesting Islamorada side-trips: Everglades National Park (Flamingo & Mahogany Hammock). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with Takedown Charters, and shop like a local with Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Islamorada road trip planning site .

Drive from Key Largo to Islamorada in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Everglades National Park
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mahogany Hammock ©
Mahogany Hammock

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bahia Honda State Park and Sombrero Beach. Get in touch with nature at National Key Deer Refuge and Crane Point Museum & Nature Center. Next up on the itinerary: get advice or help at Pigeon Key Foundation, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Marathon trip website .

Traveling by car from Islamorada to Marathon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Marathon, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Big Pine Key, Sunset Park Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©

6
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.
Get some historical perspective at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens and Curry Mansion. Get in touch with nature at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West trip planner .

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
Fishing Charters & Tours

6
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.
Take a break from Orlando with a short trip to Stetson Mansion in DeLand, about 1h 15 min away. Pack the 11th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. Pack the 15th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort, laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks, buy something for everyone on your list at The Mall at Millenia, and discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Orlando online trip builder .

Fly from Key West to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in January, things will get little chillier in Orlando: highs are around 25°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Stetson Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

4
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.
Visit Washington National Cathedral and Georgetown University for their historical value. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Baltimore (Urban Axes Baltimore & Sagamore Spirit Distillery). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, explore the world behind art at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and wander the streets of Old Town.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in January, with highs in Washington DC at 7°C and lows at -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Baltimore, Old Town
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and Trinity Church. Shop till you drop at Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co.. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in January, New York City is little chillier at night with lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Provincetown.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Times Square ©
Times Square
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

4
nights
Provincetown

Provincetown ©
A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cape Cod National Seashore and Race Point Beach. Visiting Long Point and Nauset Beach will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Yarmouth Port (Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum & Edward Gorey House), Chatham (Chatham Lighthouse Beach & Pilgrim's Landing) and Eastham (Nauset Light Beach & Captain Penniman House). There's much more to do: stroll through Herring Cove Beach, view the masterpieces at Charles-Baltivik Gallery and Sculpture Garden, kick back and relax at Marconi Beach, and see the interesting displays at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Provincetown day trip website .

Fly from New York City to Provincetown in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. In January in Provincetown, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Boston.

Things to do in Provincetown

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yarmouth Port, Eastham, Chatham, Nauset Beach, Marconi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Long Point ©
Long Point

3
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Visit Orchard House and North Bridge for their historical value. Head to Newbury Street and Copley Squarefor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Concord (Walden Pond State Reservation & The Old Manse). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Church, enjoy some music at TD Garden, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Boston road trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Provincetown to Boston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Boston are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Concord, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Brookline Booksmith
Highlights from your plan
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Walden Pond State Reservation ©
Walden Pond State Reservation
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery

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