26 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

26 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  27 h
1
Key West
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Key Largo
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
3
Everglades National Park, Florida
— 4 nights
+3
Bus + Train + Tram + Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Orlando, Florida
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Melbourne

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Key West side-trips: National Key Deer Refuge (in Big Pine Key) and Sombrero Beach (in Marathon). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Key West Aquarium, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and examine the collection at Oldest House & Garden Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West online tour itinerary maker.

Melbourne, Australia to Key West is an approximately 27- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or fly. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Melbourne to Key West due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in January: highs in Key West hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

National Key Deer Refuge, Sombrero Beach
Highlights from your plan
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Boat Tours & Water Sports

3
nights
Key Largo

Key Largo ©
The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Step out of Key Largo to go to Marathon and see Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, grab your bike and head to Florida Keys Visitor Center, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and immerse yourself in nature at Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Key Largo trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Key West to Key Largo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Key West in January, plan for little chillier nights in Key Largo, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Key Largo

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Islamorada, Crane Point Museum & Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Fishing Charters & Tours
Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center ©

4
nights
Everglades National Park, Florida

Everglades National Park ©
A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S.
Everglades National Park is known for wildlife, trails, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Gumbo Limbo Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Mrazek Pond, look for all kinds of wild species at Mahogany Hammock, and appreciate the views at Shark Valley Visitor Center.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Everglades National Park tour planner.

Getting from Key Largo to Everglades National Park by bus takes about 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Everglades National Park can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail

4
nights
Orlando, Florida

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort, admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, have some family-friendly fun at Nomadic, and test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Orlando.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Orlando trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Everglades National Park to Orlando in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Everglades National Park in January, things will get a bit cooler in Orlando: highs are around 25°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

4
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Billy Goat Trail (in Potomac) and Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience (in Frederick). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC day trip planner.

You can fly from Orlando to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in January, expect Washington DC to be cooler, temps between 7°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Billy Goat Trail, Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience
Highlights from your plan
Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience ©
Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

5
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, have some family-friendly fun at The Rink at Rockefeller Center, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and contemplate the long history of Ellis Island.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New York City driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Washington DC in January since evenings lows in New York City dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Statue of Liberty National Monument

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