17 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

17 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock East Coast of USA attractions planner

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Miami
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Cape May
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Boston
— 5 nights
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Miami

— 2 nights

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Lincoln Road and then identify plant and animal life at Shark Valley Visitor Center.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Miami trip maker tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Miami is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. In September, Miami is warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Key West

— 2 nights

Conch Republic

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 4th (Fri): kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, and finally stop by Emerald's International.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Key West day trip website.

Getting from Miami to Key West by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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 6th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Washington DC planner.

Getting from Key West to Washington DC by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Key West in September, with highs in Washington DC at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Cape May

— 2 nights

The Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort

Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get outside with Cape May Tennis Club, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Washington Street Gallery. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, then get outside with EcoVentures, and then look for gifts at Eddies Surf & Supply.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape May trip planner.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Cape May takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect nights in Cape May to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Shop till you drop at Fifth Avenue and Gagosian Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in nature's colorful creations at Hallett Nature Sanctuary, get a taste of the local shopping with Agora Gallery, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cape May to New York City in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus, tram, and train. In September, daytime highs in New York City are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Boston

— 5 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.
Head to Newbury Street and Samuell Day Galleryfor some retail therapy. Heritage Museums & Gardens and McDermott Glass Studio are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Gloucester), Nauset Beach (in Orleans) and Coast Guard Beach (in Eastham). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Craigville Beach, grab your bike and head to Shining Sea Bikeway, admire the natural beauty at Highfield Hall & Gardens, and contemplate the waterfront views at Cape Cod Canal.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Boston day trip app.

Fly from New York City to Boston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get a bit cooler in Boston: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Boston

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.

New Jersey travel guide

3.9
Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.