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: Dublin
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Miami Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
6
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Dublin

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Discovery Cove and Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 4th (Sun) at Walt Disney World Resort. It doesn't end there: make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando holiday planning site .

Dublin, Ireland to Orlando is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Dublin to Orlando. Traveling from Dublin in August, expect Orlando to be much hotter, temps between 39°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
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Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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 6th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Collins Avenue, then take a stroll through Lincoln Road, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Miami Beach trip planner .

Getting from Orlando to Miami Beach by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August in Miami Beach, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
Collins Avenue ©
Collins Avenue

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends, then steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, and finally view the masterpieces at Collections Key West. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Key West Firehouse Museum, examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, then stop by Isle Cook Key West, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunset Celebration, and finally explore the world behind art at The Studios of Key West.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Key West travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Miami Beach to Key West takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Key West are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Shopping Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

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.
On the 9th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then examine the collection at The National Archives Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner .

You can fly from Key West to Washington DC in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Key West in August, Washington DC is slightly colder at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
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.
Get some cultural insight at Fifth Avenue and 9/11 Memorial. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New York City tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

2
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Paul Revere House, then get a taste of the local shopping with Charles Street, then wander the streets of Newbury Street, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, get engrossed in the history at Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, then stop by Brookline Booksmith, and finally browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston day trip site .

Getting from New York City to Boston by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in August, Boston is little chillier at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, Brookline Booksmith
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House

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