26 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

26 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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26 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
1
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
2
Pensacola Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
4
Everglades National Park
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + bus:  7​h 45​min
5
Siesta Key
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
6
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Wellfleet
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

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.
Visiting Tidal Basin and National Zoological Park will get you outdoors. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, head off the coast to Theodore Roosevelt Island Park, and hunt for treasures at Takoma Park Farmers Market.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Washington DC. In May, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pensacola Beach.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Theodore Roosevelt Island Park, Takoma Park Farmers Market
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach is an unincorporated community located on Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island, in Escambia County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Gulf Islands National Seashore - Florida District. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Pensacola Beach and then kick back and relax at Navarre Beach.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pensacola Beach day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Washington DC to Pensacola Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in May, with highs in Pensacola Beach at 84°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Pensacola Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Navarre Beach
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Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach
Gulf Islands National Seashore ©
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach

3
nights
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): wander the streets of Collins Avenue. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach, then get a taste of the local shopping with Bayside Marketplace, then shop like a local with Aventura Mall, and finally browse the different shops at Lincoln Road.

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You can do a combination of bus, flight, and tram from Pensacola Beach to Miami Beach in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, tram, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Pensacola Beach to Miami Beach. Traveling from Pensacola Beach in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Miami Beach, with lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami, Aventura Mall, Haulover Beach Park
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Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Aventura Mall ©
Aventura Mall

3
nights
Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park ©
A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S.
Escape the urban bustle at Shark Valley and Everglades National Park. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Anhinga Trail and hike along Gumbo Limbo Trail.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Everglades National Park using our trip planner.

Getting from Miami Beach to Everglades National Park by bus takes about 3.5 hours. In May in Everglades National Park, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Siesta Key.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Everglades National Park
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Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail

4
nights
Siesta Key

Siesta Key ©
Siesta Key draws most of its visitors with soft, white-quartz sand beaches and translucent ocean water.
Escape the urban bustle at Siesta Beach and Turtle Beach. Relax by the water at Clearwater Beach and Venice Beach. Go for a jaunt from Siesta Key to St. Pete Beach to see Saint Pete Beach about 1 hour away. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Crescent Beach.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Siesta Key online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Everglades National Park to Siesta Key takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Siesta Key when traveling from Everglades National Park in May, with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Siesta Key

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Venice Beach, Saint Pete Beach, Clearwater Beach
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Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fifth Avenue and Kalustyan's. Kids will appreciate attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Bronx Zoo. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Siesta Key to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Siesta Key in May, with highs in New York City at 69°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Wellfleet.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Central Park ©
Central Park

4
nights
Wellfleet

Wellfleet ©
Wellfleet is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, and is located halfway between the "tip" and "elbow" of Cape Cod. Visit Cape Cod National Seashore and Race Point Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Nauset Beach and Herring Cove Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Long Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marconi Beach, appreciate the history behind Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, and see the interesting displays at Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM).

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Wellfleet trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from New York City to Wellfleet in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In May, Wellfleet is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wellfleet

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Provincetown, Eastham, Orleans, Cape Cod National Seashore
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Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Coast Guard Beach ©
Coast Guard Beach

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