8 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

8 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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8 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Norfolk
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
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St. Augustine
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h
2
Key West
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Marathon
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h
4
Sanibel Island
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Norfolk

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night
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. On the 20th (Thu), sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the St. Augustine day trip planner.

Norfolk to St. Augustine is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight, taxi, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Norfolk in December, with highs in St. Augustine at 70°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Flagler College ©
Flagler College

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, then look for gifts at Isle Cook Key West, and finally look for gifts at Peppers of Key West. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Emerald's International.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Key West trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from St. Augustine to Key West in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from St. Augustine in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Key West: highs are around 79°F and lows about 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Fishing Charters & Tours
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

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Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, then kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and finally snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Marathon attractions planner.

You can take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

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night
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): kick back and relax at Bowman's Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sanibel Island journey planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Marathon to Sanibel Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from Marathon in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Sanibel Island, with lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): shop like a local with Fifth Avenue, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and finally browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and then get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Sanibel Island to New York City in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Sanibel Island in December, with highs in New York City at 48°F and lows at 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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