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: Birmingham
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Miami
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
3
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Birmingham

1
night
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.
On the 31st (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami trip itinerary maker app .

Birmingham to Miami is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Miami when traveling from Birmingham in August, with lows around 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Village of Merrick Park
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
South Beach ©
South Beach

3
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.
Do your shopping at Alan S. Maltz Gallery and 7 Artists & Friends. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Key West Cemetery. Take a break from Key West with a short trip to National Key Deer Refuge in Big Pine Key, about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Key West journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. September in Key West sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

National Key Deer Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

3
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 St. Patrick's Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fifth Avenue and Ellis Island. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City route tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Key West to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Key West in September: high temperatures in New York City hover around 80°F and lows are around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

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