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: London
Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Boston
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h
3
Sandwich
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  6​h
7
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: London

3
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 Gorham Mountain Trail. Step out of Bar Harbor to go to Winter Harbor and see Schoodic Point, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, take in the dramatic natural features at Otter Cliff, and trek along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bar Harbor tour itinerary planning site .

London, UK to Bar Harbor is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Bar Harbor. In July, daily temperatures in Bar Harbor can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Schoodic Point
Highlights from your plan
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Schoodic Point ©
Schoodic Point

3
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Get some cultural insight at Museum of Fine Arts and John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library. Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House and The House of the Seven Gables will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Gloucester) and Peabody Essex Museum (in Salem). There's more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery and steep yourself in history at The Paul Revere House.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Boston visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Bar Harbor to Boston takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bar Harbor in August; daily highs in Boston reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Sandwich.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Salem, Cambridge, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery

2
nights
Sandwich

Sandwich ©
Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. On the 7th (Fri), examine the collection at Heritage Museums & Gardens, contemplate the long history of Edward Gorey House, then see the interesting displays at John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum, and finally deepen your understanding at Chatham Marconi Maritime Center. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Sandwich Glass Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Highfield Hall & Gardens, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob), and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Shining Sea Bikeway.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sandwich day trip planning app .

Take a bus from Boston to Sandwich in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Sandwich are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Sandwich

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Falmouth, Edward Gorey House, John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum, Chatham Marconi Maritime Center
Highlights from your plan
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center ©
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Edward Gorey House ©
Edward Gorey House

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Get a sense of the local culture at Our Lady of Victory Basilica and Niagara Falls Discovery Center. Take a break from the city and head to Cave of the Winds and Niagara Falls. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, hike along Niagara Gorge Trail, and admire the majestic nature at Whirlpool State Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Niagara Falls trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Sandwich to Niagara Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Niagara Jet Adventures, Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Washington National Cathedral and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Triangle to see National Museum of the Marine Corps about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get engrossed in the history at Newseum, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and examine the collection at The National Archives Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC route planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Niagara Falls in August: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 36°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

National Museum of the Marine Corps, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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

2
nights
Key West

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then shop like a local with 7 Artists & Friends, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Key West trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Key West takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Washington DC in August, with lows around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
7 Artists & Friends Gallery ©
7 Artists & Friends Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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 some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel for their historical value. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Key West to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Key West in August: high temperatures in New York City hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

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

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