12 days in East Coast of USA & Philadelphia Itinerary

12 days in East Coast of USA & Philadelphia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

12 days in East Coast of USA & Philadelphia Itinerary

Start: Des Moines
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Ocean City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Des Moines

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 parks, museums, nightlife, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City visit app .

Des Moines to New York City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Ocean City.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

1
night
Ocean City

Ocean City is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. On the 2nd (Sun), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cape May County Park & Zoo, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ocean City planning website .

Traveling by car from New York City to Ocean City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from New York City in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 64°F in Ocean City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Ocean City

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Cape May County Park & Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Cape May County Park & Zoo ©
Cape May County Park & Zoo
Speed Boats Tours

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 3rd (Mon), walk around Wissahickon Valley Park, then see the interesting displays at Please Touch Museum, and then stroll around Franklin Square.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Ocean City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park
Please Touch Museum ©
Please Touch Museum
Franklin Square ©
Franklin Square

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 4th (Tue), learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally explore the activities along Tidal Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral, and then get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC attractions planning app .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

4
nights
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.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, fun & games, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, make a splash at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, and laugh and play at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Plan my trip to Orlando with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Washington DC to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

Similar Plans

15 days in New York City BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in East Coast of USA BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in New York City & Los Angeles BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 13 days in Doylestown, Williamstown & New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM UKRAINE April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 36 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Los Angeles & New York City BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, kids, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in New York City, California & Las Vegas BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Colorado, Atlanta & New York City BY A USER FROM DOMINICAN REPUBLIC October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans