22 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

22 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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22 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Wellfleet
— 3 nights
+3
ferry + foot + bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Siesta Key
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

6
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.
Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Do your shopping at Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co.. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Sandy Hook to see Gateway National Recreation about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, stroll through Central Park, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read New York City road trip planning website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to New York City is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Johannesburg to New York City. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Johannesburg in December: high temperatures in New York City hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Wellfleet.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
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

3
nights
Wellfleet

Wellfleet ©
Wellfleet is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, and is located halfway between the "tip" and "elbow" of Cape Cod. On the 28th (Fri), kick back and relax at Herring Cove Beach. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Cape Cod National Seashore and then enjoy the sea views from The Three Sisters Lighthouses.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Wellfleet trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from New York City to Wellfleet takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Wellfleet reach 7°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Wellfleet

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Provincetown, The Three Sisters Lighthouses, Corn Hill Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore
Highlights from your plan
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Long Point ©
Long Point
Herring Cove Beach ©
Herring Cove Beach

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Visiting Tidal Basin and National Zoological Park will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a sense of history and politics at The White House, see the interesting displays at National Archives Museum, and gain insight at Georgetown University.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC online trip itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wellfleet to Washington DC. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Wellfleet in December: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 13°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Siesta Key.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Siesta Key

Siesta Key ©
Siesta Key draws most of its visitors with soft, white-quartz sand beaches and translucent ocean water.
Escape the urban bustle at Siesta Beach and Saint Pete Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Clearwater Beach and Honeymoon Island State Park. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Crescent Beach, stroll through Venice Beach, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Sarasota National Cemetery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Siesta Key holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Siesta Key in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in January, expect Siesta Key to be much hotter, temps between 25°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Siesta Key

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Honeymoon Island State Park, Sarasota National Cemetery, Saint Pete Beach, Clearwater Beach, Venice Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sarasota National Cemetery ©
Sarasota National Cemetery
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach

3
nights
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at South Beach and Haulover Beach Park. Take a break from the city and head to Shark Valley and Anhinga Trail. When in Miami Beach, make a side trip to see Aventura Mall in Aventura, approximately 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Lincoln Road, get a taste of the local shopping with Collins Avenue, buy something for everyone on your list at Shops at Merrick Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Miami Beach day trip app .

You can drive from Siesta Key to Miami Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and tram. In January, Miami Beach is somewhat warmer than Siesta Key - with highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Bayside Marketplace, Aventura Mall, Haulover Beach Park, Village of Merrick Park
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

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