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: Los Angeles
Fly:  7​h
1
Miami, Florida
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Eastham
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

1
day
Miami, Florida

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 28th (Sat), stroll through South Beach, take a stroll through Collins Avenue, then take a stroll through Lincoln Road, and finally browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Miami vacation builder .

Los Angeles to Miami is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Miami is 3 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 77°F in Miami. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Miami Beach
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Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Collins Avenue ©
Collins Avenue

2
nights
Key Largo

The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Key Largo online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Miami to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Key Largo, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

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 1st (Tue), see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then get a taste of the local shopping with Alan S. Maltz Gallery, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Western Dry Rocks and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Key West trip planner.

Getting from Key Largo to Key West by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in September, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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 3rd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Washington DC holiday tool .

You can fly from Key West to Washington DC in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Key West in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Washington DC, with highs around 71°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

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

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fifth Avenue and Times Square. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, examine the collection at New York Public Library, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the New York City trip planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in New York City, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Eastham.

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
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

2
nights
Eastham

Eastham ©
Eastham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. Get outdoors at Cape Cod National Seashore and Nauset Light Beach. Visit Nauset Beach and Chatham Lighthouse Beach for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: gain insight at Chatham Marconi Maritime Center, take an in-depth tour of Salt Pond Visitor Center, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Hill Rural Historic District.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Eastham trip planning website .

Traveling by car from New York City to Eastham takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Eastham hover around 63°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eastham

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Chatham, Nauset Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore
Highlights from your plan
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center ©
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center

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