17 days in East Coast of USA, Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Woodstock Itinerary

17 days in East Coast of USA, Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Woodstock Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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Miami
— 1 night
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Train
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New York City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Dennis
— 3 nights
Drive
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Boothbay Harbor
— 1 night
Drive
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Woodstock
— 2 nights
Drive
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Boston
— 2 nights
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Miami

— 1 night

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Wynwood Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Britto Central, take a stroll through Lincoln Road, then kick back and relax at South Beach, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Miami. September in Miami sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 77°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Miami

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 2 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
On the 29th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, then contemplate the long history of Walker Sisters' Cabin, and then contemplate the long history of Little Greenbrier School. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grotto Falls Parking, then get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and finally hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Miami in September, with highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park at 83°F and lows at 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Washington DC

— 2 nights
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 1st (Fri): see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and finally hunt for treasures at Eastern Market.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Washington DC online itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Let the collections at 9/11 Memorial and New York Public Library capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, and make a trip to Rockefeller Center.

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Traveling by train from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in New York City are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dennis.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Dennis

— 3 nights
Dennis is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, located near the center of Cape Cod. Visiting Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises and Nauset Light Beach will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Maps of Antiquity and Cape Cod Maritime Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Chatham Lighthouse Beach (in Chatham), Nauset Beach (in Orleans) and Corn Hill Beach (in Truro). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Coast Guard Beach, steep yourself in history at Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Craigville Beach.

Before you visit Dennis, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Dennis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from New York City in October, expect Dennis to be slightly colder, temps between 64°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Dennis

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor

— 1 night
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. On the 9th (Sat), see majestic marine mammals with Cap'n Fish's Cruises, see the interesting displays at Boothbay Railway Village, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Wilson Memorial Chapel.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Boothbay Harbor trip planner.

You can drive from Dennis to Boothbay Harbor in 4.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Dennis in October since evenings lows in Boothbay Harbor dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Woodstock.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Woodstock

— 2 nights
Woodstock is the shire town of Windsor County, Vermont, United States. On the 10th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Billings Farm & Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Vermont Institute of Natural Science, and then explore the striking landscape at Quechee Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Eshqua Bog Natural Area.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Woodstock route builder tool.

Getting from Boothbay Harbor to Woodstock by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or fly. In October in Woodstock, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Woodstock

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Boston

— 2 nights

Beantown

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Church, then contemplate the long history of The House of the Seven Gables, then see the interesting displays at Salem Witch Museum, and finally look for gifts at Crow Haven Corner. On the next day, buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, contemplate the long history of The Paul Revere House, then get lost in a book at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Boston tour planner.

You can drive from Woodstock to Boston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Woodstock in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Boston, with lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip