10 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

10 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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10 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Cape May
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
4
Boston
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Ogunquit
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Lincoln
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Chicago


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2
nights
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

Before you visit Washington DC, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Chicago to Washington DC is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Washington DC is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Chicago in June, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Nature Parks
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
Cape May

Cape May ©
Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Stone Harbor Point, then get to know the resident critters at Cape May County Park & Zoo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape May City Beaches.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape May trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Cape May takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, Cape May is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 78°F and lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Stone Harbor Point, Cape May County Park & Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Cape May County Park & Zoo ©
Cape May County Park & Zoo
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches

3
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: don't miss a visit to Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, wander the streets of Times Square, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the New York City holiday maker tool .

Traveling by car from Cape May to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, tram, and train. June in New York City sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at Granary Burying Ground, then admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, and finally stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in July, plan for little chillier nights in Boston, with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Mount Auburn Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery

1
night
Ogunquit

Ogunquit ©
Ogunquit means "beautiful place by the sea" in the language of the Native Americans who inhabited the region long ago, and this remains an accurate description of this holiday destination today.
On the 5th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Drakes Island Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ogunquit online day trip planner .

You can drive from Boston to Ogunquit in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Ogunquit when traveling from Boston in July, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Drakes Island Beach, Nubble Lighthouse
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse
Drakes Island Beach ©
Drakes Island Beach

1
night
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
On the 6th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Franconia Notch State Park and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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Getting from Ogunquit to Lincoln by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Lincoln, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lincoln

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Franconia Notch State Park
Highlights from your plan
Franconia Notch State Park ©
Franconia Notch State Park

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