52 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

52 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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52 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  3​h
1
Ocean City
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
New York City
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
3
Charleston
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
4
Falmouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Provincetown
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
6
Boston
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
7
Niagara Falls
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Orlando
— 7 nights
+3
Fly + tram + train + bus:  6​h 15​min
9
Everglades National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h 30​min
10
Big Pine Key
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
11
Washington DC
— 5 nights
End: Washington DC

5
nights
Ocean City

Ocean City ©
One of the country's favorite vacation resorts, Ocean City draws nearly 8 million visitors annually with its oceanfront boardwalk, clean beaches, and amusement parks.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Ocean City Beach and North Wildwood Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape May County Park & Zoo (in Cape May Court House), Wildwood Beach (in Wildwood) and Cape May City Beaches (in Cape May). Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Assateague Island National Seashore. And it doesn't end there: glide peacefully along the water with 48th St. Watersports, enjoy the sand and surf at Assateague Beach, and stroll through Northside Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ocean City visit planning website .

Washington DC to Ocean City is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. While traveling from Washington DC, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Ocean City, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Ocean City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wildwood Beach, Assateague Beach, Assateague Island National Seashore, Cape May City Beaches, Cape May County Park & Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Ocean City Beach ©
Ocean City Beach
Cape May County Park & Zoo ©
Cape May County Park & Zoo
Assateague Island National Seashore ©

7
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.
Attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx (about 42 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and contemplate the long history of Ellis Island.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Ocean City to New York City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. In June, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Charleston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

5
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Folly Beach Public Beach and The Center for Birds of Prey. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Isle of Palms County Park, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take an in-depth tour of Fort Sumter National Monument, and take in nature's colorful creations at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Charleston road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Charleston takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, Charleston is a bit warmer than New York City - with highs of 87°F and lows of 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Falmouth.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

The Center for Birds of Prey, Isle of Palms County Park, Folly Beach Public Beach
Highlights from your plan
Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach
Isle of Palms County Park ©
Isle of Palms County Park
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

3
nights
Falmouth

Falmouth ©
Falmouth is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States; Barnstable County is coextensive with Cape Cod. Kids will enjoy Old Silver Beach and Craigville Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Falmouth: Yarmouth Port (Edward Gorey House & Gray's Beach), Heritage Museums & Gardens (in Sandwich) and Plimoth Plantation (in Plymouth). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shining Sea Bikeway, relax in the rural setting at Coonamessett Farm, kick back and relax at Corporation Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Woods Hole Science Aquarium.

Before you visit Falmouth, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Charleston to Falmouth by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Charleston in June, things will get a bit cooler in Falmouth: highs are around 72°F and lows about 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Provincetown.

Things to do in Falmouth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yarmouth Port, Craigville Beach, Plimoth Plantation, Heritage Museums & Gardens, Corporation Beach
Highlights from your plan
Old Silver Beach ©
Old Silver Beach
Craigville Beach ©
Craigville Beach
Plimoth Plantation ©
Plimoth Plantation

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cape Cod National Seashore and Marconi Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Provincetown: Nauset Beach (in Orleans) and Coast Guard Beach (in Eastham). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Point and tour the pleasant surroundings at Race Point Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Provincetown day trip planner .

Drive from Falmouth to Provincetown in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Provincetown are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Boston.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Cape Cod National Seashore, Marconi Beach, Coast Guard Beach, Nauset Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Marconi Beach ©
Marconi Beach

6
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.
Kids will enjoy Fenway Park and Wallis Sands State Beach. Explore Boston's surroundings by going to Concord (Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House & Walden Pond State Reservation), Salty Brine State Beach (in Narragansett) and Crane Beach (in Ipswich). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles River Esplanade, kick back and relax at Long Sands Beach, and contemplate the long history of Granary Burying Ground.

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Traveling by ferry from Provincetown to Boston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. July in Boston sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Concord, Somerville Theatre, Salty Brine State Beach, Marginal Way Walkway, Wallis Sands State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park

5
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Panama Rocks Scenic Park and Tifft Nature Preserve. Get out of town with these interesting Niagara Falls side-trips: Lily Dale Assembly (in Lily Dale) and Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex (in Buffalo). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures, admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, and step off the mainland to explore Three Sisters Island.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls attractions website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to Niagara Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Boston in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 62°F in Niagara Falls. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Buffalo, Panama Rocks Scenic Park, Lily Dale Assembly, Niagara Jet Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Panama Rocks Scenic Park ©
Panama Rocks Scenic Park
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

7
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.
Attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Discovery Cove make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 16th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 17th (Tue) at Magic Kingdom Park. There's lots more to do: try out the rides at SeaWorld Orlando, don't miss a visit to Disney's Hollywood Studios, find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, and make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Orlando trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of flight, taxi, and train from Niagara Falls to Orlando in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Niagara Falls in July, with highs in Orlando at 91°F and lows at 75°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

3
nights
Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park ©
A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S.
Kids will enjoy Shark Valley and Anhinga Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Matheson Hammock Park in Coral Gables (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: hike along Gumbo Limbo Trail, step off the mainland to explore Long Pine Key, and contemplate the waterfront views at Slough Slog.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Everglades National Park trip tool .

Traveling by bus from Orlando to Everglades National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 80°F. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Matheson Hammock Park
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail

2
nights
Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key ©
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Big Pine Key trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by bus from Everglades National Park to Big Pine Key takes 4.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Big Pine Key are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Key West
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

5
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.
Family-friendly places like National Air and Space Museum and National Building Museum will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at National Zoological Park, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Big Pine Key to Washington DC in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Big Pine Key in July, Washington DC is a bit cooler at night with lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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