22 days in New York City, New Orleans & Florida Itinerary

22 days in New York City, New Orleans & Florida Itinerary

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22 days in New York City, New Orleans & Florida Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
2
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Panama City Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Sanibel Island
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Marco Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
6
Key West
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Key Largo
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
9
St. Augustine
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Edinburgh

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): admire all the interesting features of The High Line. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

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Edinburgh, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Edinburgh to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in June, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Tours Museums
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Times Square ©
Times Square
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

3
nights
New Orleans

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and St. Louis Cathedral. Escape the urban bustle at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and Ultimate Swamp Adventures. Change things up with a short trip to Kliebert & Sons Gator Tours in Ponchatoula (about 1 hour away). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, take a stroll through Royal Street, look for gifts at Boutique du Vampyre, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to New Orleans. Traveling from New York City in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kliebert & Sons Gator Tours, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Ultimate Swamp Adventures
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ultimate Swamp Adventures ©
Ultimate Swamp Adventures

1
night
Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach ©
Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): kick back and relax at Panama City Beach, then browse the different shops at Pier Park, and then take in the waterfront at Village of Baytowne Wharf. On the next day, do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Panama City Beach online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Panama City Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Panama City Beach. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Panama City Beach, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Village of Baytowne Wharf
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Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Swim with Dolphins

1
day
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bowman's Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sanibel Island trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Panama City Beach to Sanibel Island in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Sanibel Island can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach

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 10th (Wed): race across the water with a speed boat tour and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Marco Island attractions tool .

Drive from Sanibel Island to Marco Island in 1.5 hours. In June in Marco Island, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Key West.

Things to do in Marco Island

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
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Speed Boats Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Kayaking & Canoeing. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Truman Little White House. There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, cruise along The Overseas Highway, learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Key West trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by ferry from Marco Island to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Fishing Charters & Tours
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
Marathon

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 16th (Tue), get interesting insight from Tours, then snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge, and then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Marathon online day trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

National Key Deer Refuge
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Fishing Charters & Tours
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and then stroll through Anhinga Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): cast your line with a fishing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Key Largo day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Marathon to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Key Largo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Key Largo

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Anhinga Trail
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John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park ©
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Fishing Charters & Tours

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night
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 20th (Sat): stroll through St. Augustine Beach, browse the exhibits of St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, and finally sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery. On your second day here, make a trip to St. George Street, then look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, and then admire all the interesting features of Flagler College.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the St. Augustine day trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car from Key Largo to St. Augustine in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. In June, daytime highs in St. Augustine are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

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