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: Houston
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Orlando
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
3
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Houston

1
night
Orlando

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.
On the 7th (Wed), discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando driving holiday planner.

Houston to Orlando is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Houston to Orlando due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

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Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove

2
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.
On the 9th (Fri), cast your line with a fishing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and then take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Key West trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Orlando to Key West in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Key West, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 81°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

4
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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Times Square, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, make a trip to Rockefeller Center, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Key West to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Key West in August; daily highs in New York City reach 84°F and lows reach 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

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

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.
On the 15th (Thu), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Washington DC online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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