11 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

11 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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11 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Nantucket
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Eastham
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Falmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

2
nights
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Great Point Light, then pause for some serene contemplation at Unitarian Universalist Meeting House Nantucket, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jetties Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nantucket online trip itinerary planner .

Minneapolis to Nantucket is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Minneapolis to Nantucket, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Minneapolis in July, plan for little chillier days in Nantucket, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Eastham.

Things to do in Nantucket

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cisco Beach ©
Cisco Beach
Great Point Light ©
Great Point Light
Madaket Beach ©
Madaket Beach

3
nights
Eastham

Eastham ©
Eastham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. We've included these beaches for you: Cape Cod National Seashore and Nauset Light Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Nauset Beach, steep yourself in history at First Encounter Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coast Guard Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Salt Pond Visitor Center.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Eastham travel route planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Nantucket to Eastham in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Falmouth.

Things to do in Eastham

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Cod National Seashore, Marconi Beach, Coast Guard Beach, Nauset Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Coast Guard Beach ©
Coast Guard Beach

2
nights
Falmouth

Falmouth ©
Falmouth is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States; Barnstable County is coextensive with Cape Cod. On the 16th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Highfield Hall & Gardens, then enjoy the sand and surf at Gray's Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Corporation Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Craigville Beach, kick back and relax at Old Silver Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob).

To see where to stay and tourist information, read our Falmouth trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Eastham to Falmouth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. July in Falmouth sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to New York City.

Things to do in Falmouth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gray's Beach, Corporation Beach, Craigville Beach
Highlights from your plan
Craigville Beach ©
Craigville Beach
Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob) ©
Old Silver Beach ©
Old Silver Beach

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.
9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, explore and take pictures at The High Line, and contemplate the long history of Ellis Island.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip planning site .

Getting from Falmouth to New York City by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Falmouth in July, with highs in New York City at 86°F and lows at 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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