29 days in East Coast of USA & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

29 days in East Coast of USA & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

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29 days in East Coast of USA & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Drive:  1 h 45 min
1
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Key West
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Orlando, Florida
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
6
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
7
Falmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Provincetown
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
9
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly + Ferry:  4 h
End: Toronto

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Niagara Falls is known for nature, casinos, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls trip maker.

Toronto, Canada to Niagara Falls is an approximately 2- hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. August in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Niagara Jet Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Jet Adventures ©
Niagara Jet Adventures
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls in August, expect Washington DC to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
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.
On the 8th (Sat), shop like a local with Alan S. Maltz Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, see the interesting displays at Oldest House & Garden Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, and finally contemplate the long history of Curry Mansion. On your second day here, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House, then examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Key West trip maker website.

You can fly from Washington DC to Key West in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Washington DC in August since evenings lows in Key West dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

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 ©

4
nights
Orlando, Florida

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.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, discover the magic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando, and make a splash at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Orlando trip maker tool.

Getting from Key West to Orlando by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Key West in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 28°C in Orlando. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
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
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, stroll through Alum Cave Trail, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park itinerary planner.

Getting from Orlando to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in August, expect Great Smoky Mountains National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 36°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read New York City online travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to New York City in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Falmouth.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks 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
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 22nd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Highfield Hall & Gardens, then engage your brain at Sandwich Glass Museum, then examine the collection at Heritage Museums & Gardens, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Shining Sea Bikeway. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Old King's Hwy, then steep yourself in history at Edward Gorey House, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Corporation Beach.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Falmouth day trip app.

You can drive from New York City to Falmouth in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, Falmouth is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Provincetown.

Things to do in Falmouth

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Provincetown

Provincetown ©
A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Go for a jaunt from Provincetown to Eastham to see Captain Penniman House about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Cod National Seashore, stroll through Long Point, get a sense of history and politics at Provincetown Town Hall, and appreciate the history behind Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Provincetown road trip planning app.

Getting from Falmouth to Provincetown by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Provincetown sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Boston.

Things to do in Provincetown

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Captain Penniman House, Cape Cod National Seashore, Corn Hill Beach, Marconi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum ©
Corn Hill Beach ©
Corn Hill Beach

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.
Boston is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, walk around Charles River Esplanade, contemplate the long history of North Bridge, and pause for some photo ops at New England Holocaust Memorial.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Boston day trip planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Provincetown to Boston in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August in Boston, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Concord, Cambridge
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery

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