23 days in West Coast & East Coast of USA Itinerary

23 days in West Coast & East Coast of USA Itinerary

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Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Carmel
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly to Boston, Ferry to MacMillan Pier, Provincetown, MA
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Eastham
— 2 nights
Drive
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Pioneer Square, view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Seattle tour planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Seattle is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 13.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Ahmedabad in July, with highs in Seattle at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, cruise along Tioga Pass, hike along Four Mile Trail, and make a trip to Washburn Point.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seattle to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Seattle in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Carmel

— 1 night
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Carmel trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in Carmel hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien are in your itinerary. Golden Gate Bridge and Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and take a stroll through Chinatown.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. July in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Air and Space Museum and The National Archives Museum. Get some cultural insight at National Gallery of Art and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Step out of Washington DC to go to Triangle and see National Museum of the Marine Corps, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Washington DC in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. Traveling from San Francisco to Washington DC, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in Washington DC reach 37°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Eastham.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eastham

— 2 nights
Eastham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. Get outdoors at Cape Cod National Seashore and Nauset Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Nauset Light Beach and Long Point. Take a break from Eastham with a short trip to Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich, about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: engage your brain at Chatham Marconi Maritime Center, learn about winemaking at Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod, and get engrossed in the history at Salt Pond Visitor Center.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Eastham road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Washington DC to Eastham takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in July, with highs in Eastham at 30°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Eastham

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. American Museum of Natural History and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, steep yourself in history at Ellis Island, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Eastham to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Eastham in July, with highs in New York City at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods