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: Tampa
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
4
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Tampa

2
nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ormond Beach and Cocoa Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum. Take a break from Orlando with a short trip to Beach at Daytona Beach in Daytona Beach, about 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Orlando trip itinerary planning site .

Tampa to Orlando is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Orlando

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ormond Beach, Fishing Charters & Tours, Beach at Daytona Beach, Cocoa Beach, Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach

1
night
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island, cruise along Park Loop Road, and then take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, and then identify plant and animal life at Shore Path.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Bar Harbor takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in May, expect Bar Harbor to be cooler, temps between 60°F and 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road

2
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.
You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Central Park, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, make a trip to Times Square, and admire the striking features of Empire State Building.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bar Harbor to New York City takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, New York City is somewhat warmer than Bar Harbor - with highs of 69°F and lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
The Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Dry Tortugas National Park. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Fishing Charters & Tours. Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, browse the exhibits of Truman Little White House, and cruise along The Overseas Highway.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Key West trip maker .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Key West in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in Key West hover around 88°F and lows are around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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