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: Bern
+2
train + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Miami Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
+2
train + Fly + train:  15​h 30​min
End: Bern

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fifth Avenue and 9/11 Memorial. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Ellis Island, take a stroll through Seaport District NYC, look for gifts at Tiffany & Co., and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the New York City journey planner .

Bern, Switzerland to New York City is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bern to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bern in July, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Eastern Market. On the next day, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, then pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC vacation builder .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours, then stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square, then take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, then make a trip to Truman Little White House, and finally explore and take pictures at Fort Zachary Taylor.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Key West in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): make a trip to Bayside Marketplace, then get a taste of the local shopping with Britto Central, then explore and take pictures at Lincoln Road, and finally take a stroll through Collins Avenue.

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Getting from Key West to Miami Beach by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Miami Beach are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bayside Marketplace
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Collins Avenue ©
Collins Avenue
Bayside Marketplace ©
Bayside Marketplace

3
nights
Orlando

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.
Visit Discovery Cove and Universal's Islands of Adventure for their historical value. Pack the 23rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Orlando day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Miami Beach to Orlando takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Whirlpool State Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, then step off the mainland to explore Three Sisters Island, and then head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Orlando to Niagara Falls in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Orlando in July; daily highs in Niagara Falls reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Niagara Jet Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Jet Adventures ©
Niagara Jet Adventures
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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