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: Portland
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Buffalo
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Boston
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h
3
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Miami Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
7
Orlando
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Portland

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day
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, and then Head underground at Cave of the Winds.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Buffalo sightseeing planner .

Portland to Buffalo is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Portland to Buffalo. In June, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Niagara Falls
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): wander the streets of Newbury Street, stop by Brookline Booksmith, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and finally browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Boston sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Buffalo to Boston in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Boston are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Brookline Booksmith
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Brookline Booksmith ©
Brookline Booksmith
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Faneuil Hall Marketplace ©
Faneuil Hall Marketplace

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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.
On the 30th (Sun), make a trip to 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. On your second day here, wander the streets of Fifth Avenue and then explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read New York City day trip tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June in New York City, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Shopping
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park ©
Central Park

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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 2nd (Tue), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the activities along Tidal Basin. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Washington DC tour builder app .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

2
nights
Key West

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get a tailor-made plan with Fun In The Sun Key West, then take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Collections Key West. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then take in the exciting artwork at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Key West trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Key West takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): wander the streets of Collins Avenue, then shop like a local with Lincoln Road, then buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace, and finally take a stroll through Espanola Way.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Miami Beach trip planner .

Getting from Key West to Miami Beach by combination of flight, tram, and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Miami Beach can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Bayside Marketplace
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Collins Avenue ©
Collins Avenue
Bayside Marketplace ©
Bayside Marketplace

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): try out the rides at Discovery Cove.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Orlando day trip planner .

You can drive from Miami Beach to Orlando in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Orlando sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Parks Theme Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove

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