22 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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Fly
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New York City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Wildwood
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Dennis
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Boston
— 4 nights
Fly to Frankfurt, Train to Dusseldorf

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New York City — 3 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.
Shop till you drop at Fifth Avenue and FAO Schwarz. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, wander the streets of Times Square, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

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Dusseldorf, Germany to New York City is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dusseldorf to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Dusseldorf in July; daily highs in New York City reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Wildwood.
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Wildwood — 2 nights

Wildwood is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Washington Street Mall, then browse the different shops at Stainton's, and then enjoy the sand and surf at North Wildwood Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Out of the Past Antiques, shop like a local with Ocean Galleries, then look for gifts at The Well Dressed Olive, and finally kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach.

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You can drive from New York City to Wildwood in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Wildwood are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Eastern Market, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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You can drive from Wildwood to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Wildwood in July, you will find days in Washington DC are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can fly to Key West.
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Key West — 3 nights

Conch Republic

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Alan S. Maltz Gallery and 7 Artists & Friends Key West. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Vandenberg Wreck, view the masterpieces at Guild Hall Gallery, and hunt for treasures at Sunset Celebration.

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Getting from Washington DC to Key West by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Washington DC in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Key West, with lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to fly to Dennis.
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Dennis — 4 nights

Dennis is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, located near the center of Cape Cod. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Marconi Beach and Coast Guard Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Antiques Center of Yarmouth and Pilgrim's Landing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dennis: Nauset Light Beach (in Eastham), Nauset Beach (in Orleans) and Corn Hill Beach (in Truro). And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gray's Beach, and kick back and relax at Corporation Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Key West to Dennis takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Key West in July: high temperatures in Dennis hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Portland.
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Portland — 3 nights

The Forest City

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Five Islands Farm and Abacus Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Ogunquit Museum of American Art (in Ogunquit), Popham Beach State Park (in Phippsburg) and Hardy Boat Cruises (in New Harbor). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Mast Cove Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and take in the exciting artwork at W. Robert Paine Gallery.

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You can drive from Dennis to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Dennis in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Portland, with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Boston.
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Boston — 4 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year.
Head to Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Copley Placefor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Gloucester (Local Colors & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Newbury Street, look for gifts at Newbury Comics, get a taste of the local shopping with Boston Public Market, and make a trip to Charles Street.

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Getting from Portland to Boston by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portland in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Boston, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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