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: Paris
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  12​h 15​min
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Charleston
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Miami
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
7
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Eastham
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h
End: Paris

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Air and Space Museum and Washington National Cathedral. You'll explore and learn at National Gallery of Art and The National Archives Museum. Take a break from Washington DC with a short trip to National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, and get engrossed in the history at Newseum.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner .

Paris, France to Washington DC is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in May: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, National Museum of the Marine Corps
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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
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Step out of the city life by going to Folly Beach Public Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Popular historic sites such as Fort Sumter National Monument and Nathaniel Russell House are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Charleston to Awendaw to see The Center for Birds of Prey about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with a fishing tour and appreciate the extensive heritage of Charleston History Tours.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Charleston tour itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Washington DC to Charleston in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Charleston, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Folly Beach, The Center for Birds of Prey
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Center for Birds of Prey ©
The Center for Birds of Prey
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument

1
night
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, then take a stroll through Art Deco Historic District, then kick back and relax at South Beach, and finally wander the streets of Lincoln Road.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami itinerary planning site .

Fly from Charleston to Miami in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Charleston in May, expect Miami to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Miami

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Miami Beach
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Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach

2
nights
Key Largo

Key Largo ©
The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Anhinga Trail. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Key Largo trip planner .

Drive from Miami to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Key Largo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Islamorada, Anhinga Trail
Highlights from your plan
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 4th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge, and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Sunset Park Beach, identify plant and animal life at Pigeon Key Foundation, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Marathon trip planner .

Getting from Key Largo to Marathon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Pine Key, Sunset Park Beach
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Pigeon Key Foundation ©
Pigeon Key Foundation

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.
Appreciate the collections at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Alan S. Maltz Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Zachary Taylor and Truman Little White House. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and contemplate the long history of Curry Mansion.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Key West online trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Times Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New York City online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Key West to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Key West in June: high temperatures in New York City hover around 31°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Eastham.

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 ©
American Museum of Natural History

1
night
Eastham

Eastham ©
Eastham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. On the 15th (Sat), get your bearings at Salt Pond Visitor Center and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Cod National Seashore. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Coast Guard Beach, kick back and relax at Nauset Beach, and then explore the galleries of Chatham Marconi Maritime Center.

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You can drive from New York City to Eastham in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In June, Eastham is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Eastham

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

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