44 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

44 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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44 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Miami, Florida
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Key Largo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Key West
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Marco Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
St. Petersburg, Florida
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Orlando, Florida
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Boston
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  3​h
8
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Charleston
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Birmingham

4
nights
Miami, Florida

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Panther Ridge Conservation Center (in Wellington), Everglades National Park (Shark Valley Visitor Center & Gumbo Limbo Trail) and JP Outfitters Inc. (in Hollywood). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA), and see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Miami trip maker site .

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. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Birmingham in April: high temperatures in Miami hover around 85°F and lows are around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, JP Outfitters Inc., Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA)
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 27:
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Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail

3
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Key Largo: Anhinga Trail (in Everglades National Park) and Islamorada (Fishing Charters & Tours & Florida Keys Brewing Company). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Island Dolphin Care, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Key Largo tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Miami to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Key Largo sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Islamorada, Anhinga Trail
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Key West: Big Pine Key (National Key Deer Refuge & Bahia Honda State Park). Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, and look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

Start your trip to Key West by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Big Pine Key
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 5:
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get interesting insight from Tours, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Marco Island trip planner .

Getting from Key West to Marco Island by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Key West in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Marco Island, with lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Marco Island

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
St. Petersburg, Florida

Located on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, St.
On the 8th (Fri), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then admire the masterpieces at Imagine Museum, and then test your problem-solving skills at Outerlife Studios - Escape Room St. Pete.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg route maker app .

Drive from Marco Island to St. Petersburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Parasailing & Paragliding, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Fishing Charters & Tours
Find places to stay May 7 — 9:
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Parasailing & Paragliding

5
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, fun & games, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, admire the natural beauty at Harry P. Leu Gardens, get your game on at The Escape Game Orlando, and discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Orlando trip builder .

You can drive from St. Petersburg to Orlando in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Find places to stay May 9 — 14:
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Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld

5
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: Stanley park (in Westfield), Sandwich (Heritage Museums & Gardens & Sandwich Glass Museum) and Cape Cod Canal (in Buzzards Bay). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Otis House, engage your brain at Museum of Science, and get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Boston trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Boston takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Orlando in May, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Boston: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Sandwich, Falmouth, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cape Cod Canal, Stanley park
Find places to stay May 14 — 19:
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Stanley park ©
Stanley park

7
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, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New York City road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in New York City are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 19 — 26:
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

5
nights
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip maker site .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, expect nights in Washington DC to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Find places to stay May 26 — 31:
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Walking tours
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

5
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Go for a jaunt from Charleston to Awendaw to see The Center for Birds of Prey about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, cast your line with a fishing tour, admire the striking features of Drayton Hall, and contemplate the long history of Nathaniel Russell House.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Charleston journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Charleston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Charleston, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

H. L. Hunley, The Center for Birds of Prey
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 5:
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Middleton Place ©
Middleton Place
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

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