21 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

21 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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21 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Springfield
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
Boston
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
Provincetown
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Wells
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Ventnor City
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Springfield

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days
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Heritage Museums & Gardens and Trinity Church. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mount Auburn Cemetery and Massachusetts State House. Go for a jaunt from Boston to Little Compton to see Goosewing Beach Preserve about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nahant Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Nantasket Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Boston trip itinerary planning website .

Springfield to Boston is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Springfield to Boston is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Provincetown.

Things to do in Boston

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Nahant Beach, Heritage Museums & Gardens, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Goosewing Beach Preserve, Nantasket Beach
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Nahant Beach ©
Nahant Beach
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts

3
days
Provincetown

Provincetown ©
A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Visit Corn Hill Beach and Herring Cove Beach for some beach relaxation. Get some cultural insight at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum and Provincetown Art Association and Museum. Step out of Provincetown with an excursion to Nauset Beach in Orleans--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Cape Cod National Seashore, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marconi Beach, and browse the collection at Provincetown Library.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Provincetown trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Boston to Provincetown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Wells.

Things to do in Provincetown

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Corn Hill Beach, Marconi Beach, Nauset Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore
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Corn Hill Beach ©
Corn Hill Beach
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach

3
days
Wells

Wells ©
Wells is a town in York County, Maine, United States. Get some historical perspective at Marginal Way Walkway and Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse. Relax by the water at Long Sands Beach and Ogunquit Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Wells Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, and cool off at Old Orchard Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Wells trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Provincetown to Wells takes 3.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Provincetown in July since evenings lows in Wells dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Wells

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, Old Orchard Beach, Long Sands Beach
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse ©
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse
Long Sands Beach ©
Long Sands Beach

5
days
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.
You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and Gateway National Recreation. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, make a trip to Times Square, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Wells to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Wells in August, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ventnor City.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

3
days
Ventnor City

Ventnor City ©
Ventnor City is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. Visit Ventnor City Beach and Cape May City Beaches for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ventnor City: Higbee Beach (in North Cape May), North Wildwood Beach (in North Wildwood) and Sunset Beach (in Lower Township). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildwood Beach and stop by Wildwood Boardwalk.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ventnor City journey maker app .

Traveling by car from New York City to Ventnor City takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ventnor City, with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Ventnor City

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Wildwood, North Wildwood Beach, Cape May City Beaches, Sunset Beach, Higbee Beach
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Ventnor City Beach ©
Ventnor City Beach
North Wildwood Beach ©
North Wildwood Beach
Sunset Beach ©
Sunset Beach

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days
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.
Appreciate the collections at National Air and Space Museum and The National Archives Museum. Washington National Cathedral and Tomb of the Unknowns will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip builder .

You can drive from Ventnor City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Ventnor City in August, with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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