30 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

30 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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30 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Boston
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
2
Provincetown
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sandwich
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Boston: Orchard House (in Concord) and Peabody Essex Museum (in Salem). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles River Esplanade, and take an in-depth tour of John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Boston road trip app .

San Francisco to Boston is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Boston is 3 hours. September in Boston sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Provincetown.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cambridge, Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, Peabody Essex Museum
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

4
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.
Explore Provincetown's surroundings by going to Chatham Lighthouse Beach (in Chatham), Chatham Marconi Maritime Center (in North Chatham) and Salt Pond Visitor Center (in Eastham). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Cod National Seashore, get lost in a book at Provincetown Library, enjoy the sand and surf at Herring Cove Beach, and hike along Cape Cod Rail Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Provincetown trip itinerary builder site .

Ride a ferry from Boston to Provincetown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sandwich.

Things to do in Provincetown

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Cod, Chatham, Salt Pond Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center ©
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore

2
nights
Sandwich

Sandwich ©
Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Old King's Hwy, then engage your brain at Sandwich Glass Museum, then see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, and finally appreciate the history behind Plymouth Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Cape Cod Canal, explore and take pictures at Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob), take in nature's colorful creations at Spohr Gardens, then take in nature's colorful creations at Highfield Hall & Gardens, and finally stroll through Shining Sea Bikeway.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sandwich trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Provincetown to Sandwich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Sandwich, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Sandwich

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Falmouth, Plymouth Rock, Cape Cod Canal, John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum
Highlights from your plan
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Sandwich Glass Museum ©
Sandwich Glass Museum
Old King's Hwy ©
Old King's Hwy

6
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, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read New York City travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sandwich to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sandwich in September, with highs in New York City at 80°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

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

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, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, and get a sense of history and politics at The Pentagon.

For reviews and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to 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

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.
Key West is known for wildlife, adventure, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, view the masterpieces at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Washington DC to Key West in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Key West: highs are around 88°F and lows about 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

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

5
nights
Orlando

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.
Pack the 26th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 27th (Fri) at Walt Disney World Resort. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando, make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park, and add some entertainment to your itinerary with Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Orlando travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Key West to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Orlando when traveling from Key West in September, with lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Nightlife
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

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