19 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

19 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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New York City
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Provincetown
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Niagara Falls
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Washington DC
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Miami
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Key West
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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.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fifth Avenue. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Times Square, stroll around Central Park, get a tailor-made plan with Narwhal Yacht Charters, and get a taste of the local shopping with SoHo.

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Cape Town, South Africa to New York City is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Cape Town to New York City. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in August: highs in New York City hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Provincetown.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Provincetown

— 2 nights

Birthplace of American Liberty

A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum and Provincetown Art Association and Museum. Visiting Cape Cod National Seashore and Herring Cove Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Nauset Beach in Orleans (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Marconi Beach, browse the collection at Provincetown Library, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Corn Hill Beach.

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Traveling by flight from New York City to Provincetown takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in August; daily highs in Provincetown reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Provincetown

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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Niagara Falls

— 1 night

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 28th (Tue), Head underground at Cave of the Winds and then don't miss a visit to Schoellkopf Power Station. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Niagara Gorge Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Provincetown to Niagara Falls takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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 30th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally explore the activities along Tidal Basin. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral, and then meet the residents at National Zoological Park.

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You can fly from Niagara Falls to Washington DC in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Niagara Falls in August, with highs in Washington DC at 36°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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Miami

— 3 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.
Get outdoors at Shark Valley Visitor Center and Anhinga Trail. Visit Lincoln Road and Art Deco Historic District for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Slough Slog in Everglades National Park (about 48 minutes away). There's more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall.

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You can fly from Washington DC to Miami in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Washington DC in August, Miami is a bit warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Shopping · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Key West

— 3 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.
Get some historical perspective at Fort Zachary Taylor and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens. Get in touch with nature at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Go for a jaunt from Key West to Big Pine Key to see National Key Deer Refuge about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with Fun In The Sun Key West, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

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Getting from Miami to Key West by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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