27 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

27 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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27 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly + Drive:  5​h
1
Bryson City
— Few hours
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Drive + Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
2
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Falmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Eastham
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
6
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Key West
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

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Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 12th (Fri), get interesting insight from Tours.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bryson City online trip itinerary maker .

Fort Lauderdale to Bryson City is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in July, things will get a bit cooler in Bryson City: highs are around 83°F and lows about 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Bryson City

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and New York City Hall are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and take a stroll through Times Square.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Bryson City to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bryson City in July, New York City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Falmouth.

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

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 18th (Thu): get curious at Sandwich Glass Museum, see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Shining Sea Bikeway, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob). Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Highfield Hall & Gardens, steep yourself in history at Edward Gorey House, then examine the collection at John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Old Silver Beach.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Falmouth trip tool .

Traveling by car from New York City to Falmouth takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in July: high temperatures in Falmouth hover around 80°F and lows are around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Eastham.

Things to do in Falmouth

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Sandwich, Edward Gorey House, John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum
Highlights from your plan
Highfield Hall & Gardens ©
Highfield Hall & Gardens
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Edward Gorey House ©
Edward Gorey House

3
nights
Eastham

Eastham ©
Eastham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chatham Marconi Maritime Center and Fort Hill Rural Historic District. Visiting Cape Cod Rail Trail and Cape Cod National Seashore will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Nauset Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Nickerson State Park, and get engrossed in the history at Salt Pond Visitor Center.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Eastham road trip planner.

You can drive from Falmouth to Eastham in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Eastham

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Cod, Nauset Beach, Chatham Marconi Maritime Center, Nickerson State Park
Highlights from your plan
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center ©
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center
Salt Pond Visitor Center ©
Salt Pond Visitor Center
Cape Cod Rail Trail ©
Cape Cod Rail Trail

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Acadia National Park and Gorham Mountain Trail. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, explore the striking landscape at Otter Cliff, and head off the coast to Mount Desert Island.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Eastham to Bar Harbor in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Traveling from Eastham in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Bar Harbor, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail ©
Gorham Mountain Trail ©
Gorham Mountain Trail

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Take a break from the city and head to Cave of the Winds and Niagara Jet Adventures. Museum-lovers will get to explore Genesee Country Village & Museum and Niagara Falls Discovery Center. Step out of Niagara Falls with an excursion to Our Lady of Victory Basilica in Lackawanna--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, hike along Niagara Wine Trail USA, admire the majestic nature at Devil's Hole State Park, and stroll through Niagara Gorge Trail.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bar Harbor to Niagara Falls in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bar Harbor in July: highs in Niagara Falls hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Genesee Country Village & Museum, Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Niagara Jet Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Jet Adventures ©
Niagara Jet Adventures
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Visit Washington National Cathedral and Tomb of the Unknowns for their historical value. Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly--about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park, and see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC holiday builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 89°F and lows about 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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

5
nights
Key West

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.
You'll explore and learn at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Truman Little White House. Get some cultural insight at Fort Zachary Taylor and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens. Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the exciting artwork at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Key West trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Key West in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Washington DC in August, with lows around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

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