16 days in New York City, Florida & Los Angeles Itinerary

16 days in New York City, Florida & Los Angeles Itinerary

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16 days in New York City, Florida & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
New York City
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
Key West
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
Islamorada
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
St. Augustine
— 3 nights
+3
bus + taxi + shuttle + Fly:  10​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

1
night
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.
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London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City. In December, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Key West.

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St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
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Chelsea Market

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at Truman Little White House and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Zachary Taylor and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens. There's still lots to do: cruise along The Overseas Highway, stop by Peppers of Key West, take in the exciting artwork at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Key West tour site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Key West in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In December, Key West is warmer than New York City - with highs of 30°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Marathon.

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2
nights
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 4th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital and then kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Marathon trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

3
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada ©
Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, stop by Petals With Pizzazz, and then look for gifts at Latitude 25 Clothing Company. On your second day here, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then take in the exciting artwork at Old Road Gallery, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Islamorada itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Marathon to Islamorada takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Islamorada can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Islamorada

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Key Largo, Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
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Old Road Gallery ©
Old Road Gallery
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, browse the exhibits of St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, and then look for gifts at Pop N Off. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach, then stop by Claude's Chocolate, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine sightseeing site .

You can drive from Islamorada to St. Augustine in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Islamorada in January, expect St. Augustine to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

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St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

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night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles online route planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, shuttle, and flight from St. Augustine to Los Angeles takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from St. Augustine to Los Angeles. While traveling from St. Augustine, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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