29 days in East Coast of USA & Texas Itinerary

29 days in East Coast of USA & Texas Itinerary

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29 days in East Coast of USA & Texas Itinerary

Start: Newark
train:  30​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Falmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Boston
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Greensboro
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Bryson City
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
8
San Antonio
— 1 night
drive:  6​h
9
Miami Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
10
Key West
— 4 nights
drive:  6​h
End: Newark


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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.
Do your shopping at Fifth Avenue and Designs by Kamni. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

Discover how to plan a New York City trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Newark to New York City is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. July in New York City sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow 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 24th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Edward Gorey House, then examine the collection at Heritage Museums & Gardens, and then engage your brain at Sandwich Glass Museum. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob), then admire the natural beauty at Highfield Hall & Gardens, then take an in-depth tour of Plimoth Plantation, and finally make a trip to Plymouth Rock.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Falmouth day trip planning site .

Drive from New York City to Falmouth in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from New York City in July, expect Falmouth to be a bit cooler, temps between 80°F and 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Falmouth

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sandwich, Plymouth, Edward Gorey House
Highlights from your plan
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Edward Gorey House ©
Edward Gorey House
Sandwich Glass Museum ©
Sandwich Glass Museum

3
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Popular historic sites such as Orchard House and The House of the Seven Gables are in your itinerary. Head to Newbury Street and Faneuil Hall Marketplacefor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Boston to Salem to see Peabody Essex Museum about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, get your bearings at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, steep yourself in history at Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston visit planner .

You can drive from Falmouth to Boston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Boston sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Cambridge, Salem, Buckman Tavern, Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery

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.
National Air and Space Museum and The National Archives Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Washington National Cathedral and Arlington National Cemetery. Take a break from Washington DC with a short trip to National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at White House, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and get engrossed in the history at Newseum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Boston to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Boston in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 89°F and lows about 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, National Museum of the Marine Corps
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Greensboro

Greensboro ©
Greensboro is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Old Salem Museums & Gardens, do a tasting at Childress Vineyards, and then stop by Richard Childress Racing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Greensboro Science Center, take an in-depth tour of Greensboro History Museum, then see the interesting displays at International Civil Rights Center & Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ambleside Gallery.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Greensboro trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Greensboro in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Greensboro

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Childress Vineyards, Old Salem Museums & Gardens, Richard Childress Racing
Highlights from your plan
Richard Childress Racing ©
Richard Childress Racing
Greensboro History Museum ©
Greensboro History Museum

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, do a tasting at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, then explore the galleries of River Arts District, then shop like a local with American Folk Art & Framing, and finally shop like a local with Lexington Glassworks. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, get a taste of the local shopping with New Morning Gallery, then view the masterpieces at St.Claire Art, and finally contemplate the long history of Grovewood Village.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Asheville online travel planner .

Getting from Greensboro to Asheville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards ©
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards
Grovewood Village ©
Grovewood Village

2
nights
Bryson City

Bryson City ©
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, contemplate the long history of Oconaluftee Indian Village, then browse the exhibits of Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Cottage Craftsman, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Elizabeth Ellison Gallery. On your second day here, try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, then shop like a local with Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryson City route planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Bryson City in 1.5 hours. In August in Bryson City, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Bryson City

Museums Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Cherokee
Highlights from your plan
Oconaluftee Indian Village ©
Oconaluftee Indian Village
Elizabeth Ellison Gallery ©
Elizabeth Ellison Gallery
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian

1
night
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the history at Mission San Jose, steep yourself in history at The Alamo, get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, then steep yourself in history at Little Church of La Villita, and finally get to know the fascinating history of La Villita Historic Arts Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Antonio.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio online trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of car and flight from Bryson City to San Antonio in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bryson City in August, with highs in San Antonio at 98°F and lows at 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk

1
night
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.
On the 10th (Sat), browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace, examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then shop like a local with Lincoln Road, and finally shop like a local with Collins Avenue. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, and then shop like a local with Ocean Drive.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami Beach vacation maker .

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to Miami Beach takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to Miami Beach. Traveling from San Antonio in August, you will find days in Miami Beach are slightly colder (91°F), and nights are about the same (78°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Miami
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Alan S. Maltz Gallery or KEPart Studio-Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Truman Little White House and Fort Zachary Taylor. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and look for gifts at Rodriguez Cigar Factory.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Key West trip planning site .

You can fly from Miami Beach to Key West in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Key West are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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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