12 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

12 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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12 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
2
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  4​h 45​min
4
Sandwich
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Provincetown
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Zurich

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.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Times Square and Ellis Island. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City planning app .

Zurich, Switzerland to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in July: high temperatures in New York City hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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.
On the 2nd (Fri), contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Key West Firehouse Museum, see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, then stop by Isle Cook Key West, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Key West in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in August; daily highs in Key West reach 38°C and lows reach 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Adventure Outdoors
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Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 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 explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Washington DC tour itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Key West to Washington DC in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Key West in August, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sandwich.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
Sandwich

Sandwich ©
Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): make a trip to Plymouth Rock, then engage your brain at Sandwich Glass Museum, then examine the collection at Heritage Museums & Gardens, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Craigville Beach.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sandwich trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Washington DC to Sandwich by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in August: high temperatures in Sandwich hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Provincetown.

Things to do in Sandwich

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Plymouth Rock, Craigville Beach
Highlights from your plan
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Sandwich Glass Museum ©
Sandwich Glass Museum
Craigville Beach ©
Craigville Beach

3
nights
Provincetown

Provincetown ©
A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
On the 7th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum and then kick back and relax at Cape Cod National Seashore. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Point, admire the masterpieces at Provincetown Town Hall, and then stroll through Nauset Beach.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Provincetown trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Sandwich to Provincetown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Provincetown

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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