9 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

9 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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9 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Phoenix

4
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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, make a trip to Grand Central Terminal, and examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planner .

Phoenix to New York City is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Phoenix in April, plan for cooler days in New York City, with highs around 61°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums 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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in April, expect nights in Washington DC to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks and then discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, get your game on at Nomadic, and then test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Orlando.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Orlando trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, Orlando is a bit warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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