19 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

19 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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19 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  27​h
1
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  4​h 45​min
3
Sandwich
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Provincetown
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
Key West

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.
Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Alan S. Maltz Gallery and 7 Artists & Friends. Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, and see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Key West trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Key West is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Key West is minus 15 hours. In July, Key West is much warmer than Sydney - with highs of 37°C and lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Washington National Cathedral and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle--about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, see the interesting displays at Newseum, and get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planning app .

You can fly from Key West to Washington DC in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Key West in July since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Sandwich.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, National Museum of the Marine Corps
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
nights
Sandwich

Sandwich ©
Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. Visit Chatham Lighthouse Beach and Corporation Beach for some beach relaxation. Get a sense of the local culture at Heritage Museums & Gardens and John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sandwich: Nobska Point Lighthouse (in Woods Hole) and Edward Gorey House (in Yarmouth Port). The adventure continues: grab your bike and head to Shining Sea Bikeway, enjoy the sand and surf at Craigville Beach, get curious at Sandwich Glass Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Silver Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sandwich trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Sandwich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in July, with highs in Sandwich at 31°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Provincetown.

Things to do in Sandwich

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Falmouth, Craigville Beach, Edward Gorey House, John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum, Chatham Lighthouse Beach
Highlights from your plan
Craigville Beach ©
Craigville Beach
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Sandwich Glass Museum ©
Sandwich Glass Museum

3
nights
Provincetown

Provincetown ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum and Provincetown Art Association and Museum. Get in touch with nature at Cape Cod National Seashore and Long Point. Change things up with these side-trips from Provincetown: Eastham (Coast Guard Beach & Nauset Light Beach) and Nauset Beach (in Orleans). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Provincetown driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Sandwich to Provincetown in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Provincetown are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Provincetown

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Eastham, Cape Cod National Seashore, Nauset Beach, Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod
Highlights from your plan
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Long Point ©
Long Point

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. 9/11 Memorial and New York Public Library will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and examine the collection at Tenement Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read New York City online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Provincetown to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Provincetown in July: high temperatures in New York City hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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