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: Dubai
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Asheville
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Orlando, Florida
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Key West
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Key Largo
— 5 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  7​h 45​min
8
Niagara Falls
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
9
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
10
Eastham
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h
End: Dubai

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.
Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Bring the kids along to Central Park and Ellis Island. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Bronx Zoo in Bronx--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at New York Public Library, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read New York City holiday builder app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to New York City is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Dubai to New York City. In July, New York City is colder than Dubai - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©

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.
Visiting Old Rag Mountain Hike and Stony Man Mountain Hike will get you outdoors. Family-friendly places like National Air and Space Museum and National Zoological Park will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and take an in-depth tour of Newseum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC day trip planning tool .

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 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trips

Old Rag Mountain Hike, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Stony Man Mountain Overlook
Highlights from your plan
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

6
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Zipline make great kid-friendly stops. Visiting Roaring Fork and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to 5 Rivers Adventures (in Hartford), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Alum Cave Trail, Mount LeConte, & more) and DuPont State Recreational Forest (in Cedar Mountain). Make the 26th (Fri) an awe-inspiring day at Pisgah National Forest.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Asheville trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Washington DC to Asheville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in July, things will get little chillier in Asheville: highs are around 34°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Hartford, DuPont State Recreational Forest, Zipline, Pisgah National Forest
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

2
nights
Hilton Head

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head trip planner .

You can drive from Asheville to Hilton Head in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Asheville in July since evenings lows in Hilton Head dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Fishing Charters & Tours
Speed Boats Tours

6
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Discovery Cove. Pack the 1st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Have a day of magic on the 2nd (Fri) at Magic Kingdom Park. There's more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure and discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Orlando online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Hilton Head to Orlando in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
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

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Vandenberg Wreck. For shopping fun, head to Alan S. Maltz Gallery or 7 Artists & Friends. Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West trip itinerary app .

Getting from Orlando to Key West by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Key Largo

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center. Kids will enjoy Parasailing & Paragliding and Island Dolphin Care. Get out of town with these interesting Key Largo side-trips: Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Islamorada) and Anhinga Trail (in Everglades National Park). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, immerse yourself in nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Key Largo Chamber of Commerce and Florida Keys Visitor Center, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Key Largo holiday site .

Traveling by car from Key West to Key Largo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Key Largo can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Islamorada, Anhinga Trail
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder ©

4
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Get in touch with nature at Cave of the Winds and Niagara Falls. Kids will enjoy Panama Rocks Scenic Park and Niagara Falls Discovery Center. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Hole State Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower, get engrossed in the history at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, and admire the majestic nature at Whirlpool State Park.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Key Largo to Niagara Falls in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Key Largo in August: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Get in touch with nature at Acadia National Park and Gorham Mountain Trail. Take a break from Bar Harbor with a short trip to Schoodic Point in Winter Harbor, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, hike along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, and grab your bike and head to Carriage Roads.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bar Harbor trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Bar Harbor takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. When traveling from Niagara Falls in August, plan for little chillier days in Bar Harbor, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Eastham.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Schoodic Point
Highlights from your plan
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Schoodic Point ©
Schoodic Point
Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail ©

5
nights
Eastham

Eastham ©
Eastham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. Take a break from the city and head to Shining Sea Bikeway and Nauset Beach. Appreciate the collections at Heritage Museums & Gardens and Chatham Marconi Maritime Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Eastham: Sandwich Glass Museum (in Sandwich), Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge (in Chatham) and Provincetown (Provincetown Town Hall & Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Cape Cod Rail Trail, get engrossed in the history at Salt Pond Visitor Center, kick back and relax at Corn Hill Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Marconi Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Eastham trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Bar Harbor to Eastham in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Traveling from Bar Harbor in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Eastham, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Eastham

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Cod, Provincetown, Sandwich, Chatham, Marconi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center ©
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens

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