15 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

15 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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15 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + bus + train:  11​h 15​min
1
Washington DC
— 4 nights
2
New York City
— 5 nights
3
Hampton Bays
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Wellfleet
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: London

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Washington DC itinerary planner.

London, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Washington DC. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Washington DC reach 36°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tomb of the Unknowns
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Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's much more to do: stroll through Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock Observation Deck.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in New York City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hampton Bays.

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 ©
American Museum of Natural History

2
nights
Hampton Bays

Hampton Bays ©
Hampton Bays is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, New York, United States. On the 30th (Thu), kick back and relax at Cooper's Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ponquogue Beach. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at William Floyd Estate and then enjoy the sand and surf at Misquamicut State Beach.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Hampton Bays visit planner.

You can drive from New York City to Hampton Bays in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in August, Hampton Bays is slightly colder at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Wellfleet.

Things to do in Hampton Bays

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

William Floyd Estate, Cupsogue Beach County Park, Misquamicut State Beach, Cooper's Beach
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Ponquogue Beach ©
Ponquogue Beach
William Floyd Estate ©
William Floyd Estate
Misquamicut State Beach ©
Misquamicut State Beach

2
nights
Wellfleet

Wellfleet ©
Wellfleet is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, and is located halfway between the "tip" and "elbow" of Cape Cod. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Transfiguration, stroll through Nauset Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Corn Hill Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Cape Cod National Seashore, browse the collection at Provincetown Library, and then take in the waterfront at MacMillan Wharf.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Wellfleet tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Hampton Bays to Wellfleet takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wellfleet

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Orleans, Provincetown, Cape Cod National Seashore, Corn Hill Beach
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Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Corn Hill Beach ©
Corn Hill Beach

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