49 days in St. Petersburg, Detroit & New York City Itinerary

49 days in St. Petersburg, Detroit & New York City Itinerary

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49 days in St. Petersburg, Detroit & New York City Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
St. Petersburg
— 17 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  7​h
2
Detroit
— 14 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
New York City
— 15 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

17
nights
St. Petersburg

Located on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, St.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Clearwater Beach and Caladesi Island State Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pass-a-Grille and Sarasota National Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Petersburg: Siesta Key (Crescent Beach, Siesta Beach, & more), Nokomis (Nokomis Beach, Cool Breeze Boat & Jet Ski Rentals, & more) and Apollo Beach Nature Preserve (in Apollo Beach). Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at De Soto National Memorial. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Saint Pete Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Beach, tour the water at your own pace with Allure Boat Rentals, and admire the majestic nature at Stump Pass Beach State Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg driving holiday planning app .

Sydney, Australia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to St. Petersburg is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get a bit warmer in St. Petersburg: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Detroit.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Englewood, Venice, Sarasota, Madeira Beach, Nokomis
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach

14
nights
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Detroit Institute of Arts and Toledo Museum of Art. Kids will appreciate attractions like Island Lake State Recreation Area and Maumee Bay State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Detroit: Kellogg Park (in Plymouth), West Bloomfield (Drake Sports Park & Shenandoah Country Club) and The Preserve Golf Club (in Fenton). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, play a few rounds at Timber Trace Golf Club, see the interesting displays at The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Creature Conservancy.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Detroit itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from St. Petersburg to Detroit takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from St. Petersburg in October, expect Detroit to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Mon) before leaving for New York City.

Things to do in Detroit

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Toledo, Taylor, Dearborn, Oregon, Ann Arbor
Highlights from your plan
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark ©
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point

15
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. Attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Bronx Zoo (in Bronx), Ocean Grove Beach (in Ocean Grove) and Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, make a trip to Wall Street, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the New York City road trip planning website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Detroit to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Detroit in November, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 16°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gateway National Recreation, Bronx Zoo, Ocean Grove Beach
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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