38 days in East Coast of USA & West Coast Itinerary

38 days in East Coast of USA & West Coast Itinerary

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Orlando
— 4 nights
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Key West
— 4 nights
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Key Largo
— 1 night
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Everglades National Park
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Seattle
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New York City

— 5 nights

Big Apple

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 Empire State Building, make a trip to Rockefeller Center, and explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New York City road trip planning website.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to New York City is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Addis Ababa to New York City is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Addis Ababa in February, expect New York City to be colder, temps between 9°C and -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Washington DC

— 3 nights
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: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online day trip planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Washington DC are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Orlando

— 4 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Have a day of magic on the 4th (Thu) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 5th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. And it doesn't end there: make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park, admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and get in on the family fun at SeaWorld.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Orlando road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in March; daily highs in Orlando reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Key West

— 4 nights

Conch Republic

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 find plenty of places to visit near Key West: SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort (in Little Torch Key) and National Key Deer Refuge (in Big Pine Key). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square, and stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Key West trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Orlando to Key West in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Orlando in March, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Key Largo

— 1 night

Diving Capital of the World

The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Island Dolphin Care, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then see what you can catch with Florida Keys Flats Fishing, and finally see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Key Largo online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Key West to Key Largo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Key Largo when traveling from Key West in March, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Everglades National Park

— 2 nights

Largest Subtropical Wilderness in the United States

A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S.
On the 13th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Mahogany Hammock, steep yourself in history at Nike Missile Site HM-69, then stroll through Gumbo Limbo Trail, and finally identify plant and animal life at Anhinga Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): hike along Pineland Trail and then admire the verdant scenery at Shark Valley Visitor Center.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Everglades National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by bus from Key Largo to Everglades National Park takes 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Key Largo in March since evenings lows in Everglades National Park dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

San Diego

— 3 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Everglades National Park to San Diego in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Everglades National Park in March, expect San Diego to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Pack the 21st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and get curious at California Science Center.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. March in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
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To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in March; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 13°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco visit planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 30th (Tue), look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, stroll around Volunteer Park Conservatory, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and finally appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then don't miss a visit to Space Needle.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle online travel route planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Seattle by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, Seattle is slightly colder than San Francisco - with highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods