20 days in Melbourne, Florida & New York City Itinerary

20 days in Melbourne, Florida & New York City Itinerary

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20 days in Melbourne, Florida & New York City Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
1
Melbourne, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
2
Miami, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Key West, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Orlando, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
New York City, United States
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
nights
Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip builder website .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In March in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Miami, United States

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami: Island Dolphin Care (in Key Largo), Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier) and Everglades National Park (Shark Valley Visitor Center, Gumbo Limbo Trail, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, contemplate the long history of Barnacle State Historic Site, have fun at Lock & Load Miami, and examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Miami tour planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Miami in 23.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Melbourne to Miami, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Miami, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Key Largo, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
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Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail

3
nights
Key West, United States

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.
When in Key West, make a side trip to see National Key Deer Refuge in Big Pine Key, approximately 50 minutes away. Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Key West tour planner .

You can fly from Miami to Key West in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Key West are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

National Key Deer Refuge
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Orlando, United States

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, discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, get your game on at The Escape Game Orlando, and explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Orlando trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Orlando, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
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Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

5
nights
New York City, United States

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: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our New York City day trip planner .

You can fly from Orlando to New York City in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Orlando in April, with highs in New York City at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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