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: Dubai
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
2
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Washington DC
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  4​h 45​min
4
Sandwich
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Provincetown
— 5 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Dubai

5
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.
Fifth Avenue and American Museum of Natural History are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, explore and take pictures at Central Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Chapel.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read New York City itinerary planning site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to New York City is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in August, expect New York City to be much colder, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

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

4
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Dry Tortugas National Park. The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Alan S. Maltz Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Key West by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in August; daily highs in Key West reach 38°C and lows reach 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Antietam National Battlefield and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle--about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC travel route planner .

You can fly from Key West to Washington DC in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Key West in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Washington DC, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sandwich.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

National Museum of the Marine Corps, Antietam National Battlefield, 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

3
nights
Sandwich

Sandwich ©
Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. Popular historic sites such as Edward Gorey House and Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum are in your itinerary. Heritage Museums & Gardens and John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Sandwich side-trips: Chatham Lighthouse Beach (in Chatham), Highfield Hall & Gardens (in Falmouth) and Nobska Point Lighthouse (in Woods Hole). There's much more to do: grab your bike and head to Shining Sea Bikeway, kick back and relax at Corporation Beach, get curious at Sandwich Glass Museum, and contemplate the long history of Hoxie House.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sandwich trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Sandwich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in August: high temperatures in Sandwich hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Provincetown.

Things to do in Sandwich

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Falmouth, Yarmouth Port, John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum, Craigville Beach, Chatham Lighthouse 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cape Cod National Seashore and Corn Hill Beach. Get some cultural insight at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum and Chatham Marconi Maritime Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Provincetown: Nauset Beach (in Orleans) and Eastham (Salt Pond Visitor Center, Coast Guard Beach, & more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Point, learn about winemaking at Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod, enjoy the sand and surf at Marconi Beach, and take in the waterfront at MacMillan Wharf.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Provincetown online itinerary planner .

Getting from Sandwich to Provincetown by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Provincetown are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Provincetown

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Eastham, Cape Cod National Seashore, Corn Hill Beach, Nauset Beach, Marconi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Long Point ©
Long Point

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