12 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

12 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 1 night
2
Newport
— 1 night
3
New York City
— 3 nights
4
Charleston
— 1 night
5
Savannah
— 3 nights
6
St. Augustine
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC attractions planning site.

Nashville to Washington DC is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Washington DC. In October in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Newport.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): see the world from above with Newport Helicopter Tours, then examine the collection at The Breakers, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliff Walk, and finally cruise along Ocean Drive Historic District.

Plan a Newport trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from Washington DC to Newport in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Washington DC in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Newport, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive
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The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Cliff Walk ©
Cliff Walk
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District

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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.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library capture your imagination. Explore hidden gems such as St. Patrick's Cathedral and Ellis Island. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New York City online itinerary planner.

Drive from Newport to New York City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Newport in October; daily highs in New York City reach 70°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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night
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument, then contemplate the long history of Boone Hall Plantation, and then walk around Joe Riley Waterfront Park.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Charleston trip tool.

You can fly from New York City to Charleston in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New York City in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Charleston, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Boone Hall Plantation
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Boone Hall Plantation ©
Boone Hall Plantation
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Joe Riley Waterfront Park ©
Joe Riley Waterfront Park

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Savannah

Savannah
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Explore hidden gems such as Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and Bonaventure Cemetery. Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum and Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Savannah's surroundings by going to Hilton Head (Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, Coligny Beach, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Olde Pink House, stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mickve Israel Temple, and stroll around Forsyth Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Savannah vacation builder website.

Getting from Charleston to Savannah by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Savannah, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island
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Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery

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St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
St. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery, then look for gifts at Whetstone Chocolates, then enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and finally stroll through St. Augustine Beach. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, then see the interesting displays at Lightner Museum, then deepen your understanding at Flagler College, and finally don't miss a visit to St. George Street.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the St. Augustine tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Savannah to St. Augustine takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Savannah in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in St. Augustine, with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Museums · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Distillery ©
St. Augustine Distillery
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

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