23 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

23 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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23 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Portland
+2
Fly + bus + train:  8​h
1
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Nantucket
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sandwich
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Provincetown
— 5 nights
+3
ferry + foot + bus + Fly:  10​h
End: Portland

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.
You'll explore and learn at National Air and Space Museum and The National Archives Museum. Visit Washington National Cathedral and Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens for their historical value. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park, get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, and take an in-depth tour of Newseum.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Portland to Washington DC is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Portland in July, expect Washington DC to be a bit warmer, temps between 89°F and 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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

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.
9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Central Park, examine the collection at New York Public Library, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Frick Collection.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the New York City day trip planning website .

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. July in New York City sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Nantucket.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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 ©

3
nights
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Museum-lovers will appreciate Whaling Museum and Egan Maritime's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum. Great Point Light and Sankaty Head Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jetties Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Madaket Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nantucket road trip site .

Fly from New York City to Nantucket in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from New York City in July, expect Nantucket to be a bit cooler, temps between 76°F and 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Sandwich.

Things to do in Nantucket

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Jetties Beach ©
Jetties Beach
Whaling Museum ©
Whaling Museum

3
nights
Sandwich

Sandwich ©
Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Craigville Beach and Brown's Bank. Appreciate the collections at Heritage Museums & Gardens and Plimoth Plantation. Explore Sandwich's surroundings by going to Falmouth (Highfield Hall & Gardens & Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob)). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Silver Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandy Neck Beach, examine the collection at Sandwich Glass Museum, and don't miss a visit to Plymouth Rock.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sandwich trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Nantucket to Sandwich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Sandwich are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Provincetown.

Things to do in Sandwich

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Falmouth, Plymouth, Craigville Beach
Highlights from your plan
Craigville Beach ©
Craigville Beach
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Sandwich Glass Museum ©
Sandwich Glass Museum

5
nights
Provincetown

Provincetown ©
A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chatham Marconi Maritime Center and Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum. You'll get in some beach time at Cape Cod National Seashore and Long Point. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Provincetown: Nauset Beach (in Orleans) and Eastham (Nauset Light Beach & Coast Guard Beach). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Marconi Beach, take a leisurely stroll along MacMillan Wharf, get a sense of history and politics at Provincetown Town Hall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Herring Cove Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Provincetown vacation builder site .

Getting from Sandwich to Provincetown by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Provincetown are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. On the 29th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Eastham, Nauset Beach, Chatham Marconi Maritime Center, Marconi Beach, Highland Light
Highlights from your plan
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center ©
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach

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