17 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

17 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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17 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
3
Richmond
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Raleigh
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Daytona Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
West Palm Beach
— 2 nights
+2
train + tram + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Zurich

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park and Chelsea Market. Bring the kids along to Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and take in the pleasant sights at The High Line.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Zurich to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in June, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 31°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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 24th (Mon), learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then learn about all things military at U.S. Naval Academy. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

U.S. Naval Academy, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

2
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Maymont, explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and then get in on the family fun at Kings Dominion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, and then admire the majestic nature at Pocahontas State Park.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Richmond sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Washington DC to Richmond in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Richmond are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in Richmond

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Room Escape Games, Kings Dominion, Pocahontas State Park
Highlights from your plan
Pocahontas State Park ©
Pocahontas State Park
Kings Dominion ©
Kings Dominion
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

2
nights
Raleigh

Raleigh
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): walk around Pullen Park, then engage your brain at Marbles Kids Museum, then learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Raleigh itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Richmond to Raleigh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Raleigh are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Raleigh

Childrens Museums Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Marbles Kids Museum ©
Marbles Kids Museum
Pullen Park ©
Pullen Park

2
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 29th (Sat), take a memorable tour with Tours, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then admire the local landmark of Pineapple Fountain. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour and then contemplate the long history of Magnolia Plantation & Gardens.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston sightseeing planner.

Drive from Raleigh to Charleston in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Raleigh in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Charleston, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

2
nights
Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach ©
The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
On the 1st (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at New Smyrna Town Beach, then explore and take pictures at Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens, then look for gifts at Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Beach at Daytona Beach. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Marine Science Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Point Park, and then kick back and relax at Andy Romano Beachfront Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Daytona Beach trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Charleston to Daytona Beach in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. July in Daytona Beach sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to West Palm Beach.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ponce Inlet, Andy Romano Beachfront Park, Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens, New Smyrna Town Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marine Science Center ©
Marine Science Center
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach
New Smyrna Town Beach ©
New Smyrna Town Beach

2
nights
West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach ©
With a warm climate and sandy stretches, it's no surprise that West Palm Beach is a popular vacation spot.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Lion Country Safari, pause for some serene contemplation at Bethesda by the Sea, and then kick back and relax at Jupiter Dog Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Jetty Park, then observe the fascinating underwater world at St. Lucie County Aquarium - Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit, and then explore the historical opulence of Fort Pierce Inlet State Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read West Palm Beach trip planner .

Traveling by car from Daytona Beach to West Palm Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in West Palm Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Pierce, Jupiter Dog Beach, Bethesda by the Sea, Putt'n Around, Lion Country Safari
Highlights from your plan
Lion Country Safari ©
Lion Country Safari
Putt'n Around ©
Putt'n Around
Fort Pierce Inlet State Park ©
Fort Pierce Inlet State Park

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