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: Philadelphia
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h
2
North Conway
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Nantucket
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Newport
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Mystic
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
New York City
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Beach at Daytona Beach and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stetson Mansion and Room Escape Games. Go for a jaunt from Orlando to Port Orange to see Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens about 1h 20 min away. Pack the 25th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Next up on the itinerary: take in a show at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Orlando day trip tool .

Philadelphia to Orlando is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, Orlando is warmer than Philadelphia - with highs of 79°F and lows of 59°F. On the 26th (Mon), you're off toNorth Conway.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Stetson Mansion, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens, Beach at Daytona Beach
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Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach

6
nights
North Conway

North Conway ©
North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
Take a break from the city and head to Kancamagus Highway and Rangeley Lake State Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Marginal Way Walkway and Bear Notch Ski Touring Center. Change things up with a short trip to Sap House Meadery in Center Ossipee (about 44 minutes away). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Chocorua, relax in the rural setting at Sherman Farm, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Chocorua, and take in the dramatic natural features at White Horse Ledge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the North Conway trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Orlando to North Conway in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Orlando in March: high temperatures in North Conway hover around 51°F and lows are around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Chocorua, Sap House Meadery, Rangeley Lake State Park, Marginal Way Walkway, Bear Notch Ski Touring Center
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Kancamagus Highway ©
Kancamagus Highway
Rangeley Lake State Park ©
Rangeley Lake State Park

4
nights
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island

Acadia National Park ©
The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Day Mountain and Ship Harbor Nature Trail. Get outdoors at Mount Desert Island and Little Hunters Beach. There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Saviour's Episcopal Church and look for gifts at A Little Mad.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Acadia National Park tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from North Conway to Acadia National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from North Conway in April: highs in Acadia National Park hover around 50°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nantucket.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Ship Harbor Nature Trail
Highlights from your plan
Little Hunters Beach ©
Little Hunters Beach
Ship Harbor Nature Trail ©
Ship Harbor Nature Trail
Day Mountain ©
Day Mountain

3
nights
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Greater Light and First Congregational Church. Escape the urban bustle at Cisco Beach and Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Wauwinet, see the interesting displays at Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, get lost in a book at Nantucket Atheneum, and visit a coastal fixture at Sankaty Head Lighthouse.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nantucket day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Acadia National Park to Nantucket takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. April in Nantucket sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Newport.

Things to do in Nantucket

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Greater Light ©
Greater Light
Sankaty Head Lighthouse ©
Sankaty Head Lighthouse
Cisco Beach ©
Cisco Beach

4
nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Get in touch with nature at Cliff Walk and Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen. Popular historic sites such as Ocean Drive Historic District and Church of the Transfiguration are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Newport side-trips: Chatham's Godfrey Windmill (in Chatham) and Unitarian Memorial Church (in Fairhaven). Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Breakers, admire the landmark architecture of The Elms, identify plant and animal life at Norman Bird Sanctuary, and steep yourself in history at Marble House.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Newport trip builder tool .

Do a combination of ferry and car from Nantucket to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mystic.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Middletown, Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen, Chatham's Godfrey Windmill, Church of the Transfiguration, Unitarian Memorial Church
Highlights from your plan
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District
The Elms
The Elms

3
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Pollock-Krasner House and then identify plant and animal life at Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at University of Connecticut: Avery Point Campus and then immerse yourself in nature at Orient Beach State Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mystic tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Newport to Mystic takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Mystic can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Mystic

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge, Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, Avery Point Light, Orient Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Orient Beach State Park ©
Orient Beach State Park
Avery Point Light ©
Avery Point Light

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.
9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip website .

You can drive from Mystic to New York City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mystic in April; daily highs in New York City reach 62°F and lows reach 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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