9 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

9 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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9 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Fort Wayne
+2
Fly + foot + train:  5​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Miami
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
3
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
4
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Fort Wayne

4
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 Fifth Avenue and Times Square. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, examine the collection at New York Public Library, explore and take pictures at Central Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip maker tool .

Fort Wayne to New York City is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May in New York City, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): kick back and relax at South Beach, then shop like a local with Collins Avenue, then take a stroll through Lincoln Road, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Miami road trip app .

Fly from New York City to Miami in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in May, with highs in Miami at 87°F and lows at 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Miami Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Collins Avenue ©
Collins Avenue

1
night
Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key ©
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Artists in Paradise Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Big Pine Key vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Miami to Big Pine Key takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Big Pine Key are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Beaches Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Artists in Paradise Gallery ©
Artists in Paradise Gallery

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, and finally view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, view the masterpieces at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Key West online trip maker .

You can take a bus from Big Pine Key to Key West in an hour. Another option is to drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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