21 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

21 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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21 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly + bus:  16​h
1
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
3
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
5
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Brewster
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Bucharest

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, race across the water with a speed boat tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, and snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge.

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Bucharest, Romania to New York City is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Bucharest to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bucharest in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New York City, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

2
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island. Go for a jaunt from Bar Harbor to Winter Harbor to see Schoodic Point about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain and trek along Gorham Mountain Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bar Harbor online journey planner .

Getting from New York City to Bar Harbor by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in August; daily highs in Bar Harbor reach 28°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Schoodic Point
Highlights from your plan
Acadia National Park ©
Acadia National Park
Gorham Mountain Trail ©
Gorham Mountain Trail
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain

2
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.
7 Artists & Friends and Key West Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Dry Tortugas National Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and explore the gorgeous colors at Vandenberg Wreck.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Key West road trip planning site .

You can fly from Bar Harbor to Key West in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. When traveling from Bar Harbor in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Key West, with highs around 38°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC road trip planner .

Fly from Key West to Washington DC in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Key West in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Washington DC, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Get in touch with nature at Cave of the Winds and Devil's Hole State Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, trek along Niagara Wine Trail USA, get engrossed in the history at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, and get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Niagara Falls trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Niagara Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in August: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Brewster.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Niagara Jet Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Devil's Hole State Park ©
Devil's Hole State Park

4
nights
Brewster

Brewster ©
Brewster is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sandwich Glass Museum and Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cape Cod National Seashore and Nauset Beach. Explore Brewster's surroundings by going to Corn Hill Beach (in Truro), Provincetown (Herring Cove Beach & Long Point) and Shining Sea Bikeway (in Falmouth). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Nauset Light Beach, stroll through Parkers River Beach, take an in-depth tour of Chatham Marconi Maritime Center, and get outside with The Goose Hummock.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Brewster route planner .

Explore your travel options from Niagara Falls to Brewster with the Route module. In August, daily temperatures in Brewster can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brewster

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Provincetown, Eastham, Orleans, Marconi Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore
Highlights from your plan
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Shining Sea Bikeway ©
Shining Sea Bikeway

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