16 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

16 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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16 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Bern
+2
train + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
2
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Provincetown
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + bus + Fly + train:  13​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.
For shopping fun, head to Fifth Avenue or SoHo. Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. The adventure continues: examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and don't miss a visit to Empire State Building.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New York City day trip planning website .

Bern, Switzerland to New York City is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square

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.
Popular historic sites such as Fort Zachary Taylor and Key West Cemetery are in your itinerary. Head to Alan S. Maltz Gallery and KEPart Studio-Galleryfor some retail therapy. Go for a jaunt from Key West to Big Pine Key to see National Key Deer Refuge about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West travel route builder .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Key West takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in August; daily highs in Key West reach 38°C and lows reach 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

National Key Deer Refuge
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Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Air and Space Museum and The National Archives Museum. Washington National Cathedral and Arlington National Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and stroll through National Zoological Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC driving holiday planning tool .

Getting from Key West to Washington DC by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in August, expect little chillier with lows of 25°C in Washington DC. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Provincetown.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Arlington
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): revel in the low prices at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, explore the galleries of Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and finally admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, then shop like a local with Walden Galleria Mall, and then try your luck at Seneca Niagara Casino.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Niagara Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in August: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Provincetown.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Fun & Games Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Buffalo, Walden Galleria Mall
Highlights from your plan
Walden Galleria Mall ©
Walden Galleria Mall
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

2
nights
Provincetown

Provincetown ©
A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Heritage Museums & Gardens and Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Nauset Beach and Herring Cove Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Provincetown: Edward Gorey House (in Yarmouth Port) and Plymouth (Plimoth Plantation & Plymouth Rock). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Race Point Beach, view the masterpieces at Charles-Baltivik Gallery and Sculpture Garden, take in the waterfront at MacMillan Wharf, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Provincetown vacation builder tool .

Fly from Niagara Falls to Provincetown in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Provincetown can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Plymouth, Edward Gorey House, Heritage Museums & Gardens, Nauset Beach
Highlights from your plan
Herring Cove Beach ©
Herring Cove Beach
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach

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