6 days in United States Itinerary

6 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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New York City
— 1 night
Fly
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Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly
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Key West
— 3 nights
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New York City

— 1 night

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 17th (Sat), go for a walk through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, then appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, then go for a walk through Times Square, and finally explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Before you visit New York City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Newark to New York City is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August in New York City, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Washington DC are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Key West.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Key West

— 3 nights

Conch Republic

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.
Relax by the water at Fort Zachary Taylor and Bahia Honda State Park. Take a break from the city and head to The Turtle Hospital and The Overseas Highway. Step out of Key West to go to Marathon and see Sombrero Beach, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West trip maker tool.

You can fly from Washington DC to Key West in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Washington DC in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.