22 days in East Coast of USA & West Coast Itinerary

22 days in East Coast of USA & West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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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
Train
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Dennis

— 3 nights
Dennis is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, located near the center of Cape Cod. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum and Captain Penniman House. Take a break from the city and head to Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises and Cape Cod National Seashore. Change things up with these side-trips from Dennis: Nauset Beach (in Orleans) and Eastham (Nauset Light Beach & Coast Guard Beach). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Craigville Beach.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dennis trip maker site.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Dennis is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from East Africa Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Addis Ababa in August: high temperatures in Dennis hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Dennis

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Museum-lovers will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

Getting from Dennis to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Dennis in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in New York City, 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

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 3 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.
Let the collections at National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Washington National Cathedral and Georgetown University. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC visit planning site.

Take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

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.
On the 31st (Tue), see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, then stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Santa Monica State Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour planner.

Fly from Washington DC to Los Angeles in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles. Expect slightly colder evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Washington DC in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, pause for some serene contemplation at Yosemite Valley Chapel, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park sightseeing planning site.

Drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (27°C), and nights are cooler (3°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 6th (Mon), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then get curious at Exploratorium, and then stop by Chinatown.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco visit planning site.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums · Neighborhoods

Seattle

— 2 nights

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 8th (Wed): stroll through Alki Beach, then don't miss a visit to Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum and then examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle online travel route planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors