24 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

24 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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24 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly + bus:  13​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Princeton
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Falmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Salem
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Washington DC
— 4 nights
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  4​h
6
Roanoke
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, take a stroll through Times Square, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary maker .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to New York City is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. June in New York City sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Princeton.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2
nights
Princeton

Princeton ©
Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): stroll around Grounds For Sculpture, explore the world behind art at Princeton University Art Museum, and then explore and take pictures at Princeton University. Here are some ideas for day two: get lost in a book at Princeton Public Library and then find something for the whole family at Six Flags Great Adventure.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Princeton itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from New York City to Princeton takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Princeton can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Falmouth.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Grounds For Sculpture, Six Flags Great Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Grounds For Sculpture ©
Grounds For Sculpture
Princeton Public Library ©
Princeton Public Library
Princeton University ©
Princeton University

2
nights
Falmouth

Falmouth ©
Falmouth is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States; Barnstable County is coextensive with Cape Cod. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the world behind art at Highfield Hall & Gardens, then enjoy the sand and surf at Old Silver Beach, then grab your bike and head to Shining Sea Bikeway, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob). Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, explore and take pictures at Coonamessett Farm, observe the fascinating underwater world at Woods Hole Science Aquarium, then enjoy the sea views from Nobska Point Lighthouse, and finally admire the natural beauty at Spohr Gardens.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Falmouth online vacation planner .

You can drive from Princeton to Falmouth in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Princeton in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Falmouth, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Salem.

Things to do in Falmouth

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Heritage Museums & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Old Silver Beach ©
Old Silver Beach
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob) ©

2
nights
Salem

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Peabody Essex Museum, then contemplate the long history of The House of the Seven Gables, then take an in-depth tour of Salem Witch Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a stroll through Pickering Wharf, and then walk around Salem Witch Trials Memorial.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Salem tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Falmouth to Salem in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. July in Salem sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Peabody Essex Museum ©
Peabody Essex 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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC sightseeing website .

Getting from Salem to Washington DC by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Salem in July, expect Washington DC to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Roanoke.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Roanoke

Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. On the 10th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Taubman Museum of Art, then examine the collection at Virginia Museum of Transportation, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Black Dog Architectural Salvage & Antiques, and finally walk around Mill Mountain Star and Park. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, then see the interesting displays at O. Winston Link Museum, and then stop by Chocolatepaper.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Roanoke trip maker .

You can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight from Washington DC to Roanoke in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Washington DC in July, Roanoke is slightly colder at night with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Roanoke

Tours Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Mill Mountain Star & Park ©
Mill Mountain Star & Park
O. Winston Link Museum ©
O. Winston Link Museum

4
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Have a day of magic on the 12th (Fri) at Walt Disney World Resort. Have a day of magic on the 15th (Mon) at Magic Kingdom Park. It doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Orlando online trip planner .

You can fly from Roanoke to Orlando in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Roanoke in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Orlando. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square, and finally appreciate the history behind Florida Keys Historical Military Memorial. On your second day here, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then don't miss a visit to Southernmost Point, and then make a trip to Duval Street.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Key West trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Key West takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 32°C in Key West. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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