15 days in East Coast of USA & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

15 days in East Coast of USA & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

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15 days in East Coast of USA & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Orlando, Florida
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
4
Key West
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
5
Washington DC
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 45 min
6
Sandwich
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
End: New York City

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 museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the New York City sightseeing planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to New York City. In August in New York City, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

3
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, admire all the interesting features of Newfound Gap Road, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, and pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In September in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

3
nights
Orlando, Florida

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, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, make an unforgettable trip to Avatar Flight of Passage, try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and get your game on at Nomadic.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Orlando trip builder website.

You can fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in September, expect Orlando to be somewhat warmer, temps between 89°F and 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): shop like a local with Alan S. Maltz Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Key West tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Orlando to Key West in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Orlando in September, with lows around 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©

3
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Washington DC online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Washington DC takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Key West in September, expect Washington DC to be little chillier, temps between 82°F and 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sandwich.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
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 14th (Mon): examine the collection at Heritage Museums & Gardens, then engage your brain at Sandwich Glass Museum, then stroll through Shining Sea Bikeway, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Cape Cod Canal.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sandwich travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Sandwich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect Sandwich to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Sandwich

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trips

Shining Sea Bikeway, Cape Cod Canal
Highlights from your plan
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Sandwich Glass Museum ©
Sandwich Glass Museum
Cape Cod Canal ©
Cape Cod Canal

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