18 days in East Coast of USA & West Coast Itinerary

18 days in East Coast of USA & West Coast Itinerary

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Fly to General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, Drive to Dennis
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Dennis
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 1 night
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Dennis

— 3 nights
Dennis is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, located near the center of Cape Cod. Visit Cape Cod National Seashore and Craigville Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Eastham (Coast Guard Beach & Nauset Light Beach), MacMillan Wharf (in Provincetown) and Nauset Beach (in Orleans). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises and tour the pleasant surroundings at Parkers River Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dennis attractions planner.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Dennis is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Addis Ababa to Dennis. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Addis Ababa in August, with highs in Dennis at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Dennis

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

New York City

— 4 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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and walk around The High Line.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Dennis to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Dennis in August, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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 28th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, get your bearings at Library of Congress, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and finally pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC journey planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach. On the next day, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, then enjoy some diversion at California Science Center, then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Los Angeles takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Washington DC in August since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 1st (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take a memorable tour with YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online travel planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect cooler with lows of 7°C in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then take a stroll through Chinatown, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online trip builder.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Neighborhoods

Seattle

— 1 night

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seattle holiday planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Seattle sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums