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: Houston
Fly + bus:  7​h
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Atlanta
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Miami Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Houston

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take an in-depth tour of Ellis Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine.

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Houston to New York City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In June, New York City is slightly colder than Houston - with highs of 80°F and lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

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.
On the 12th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, then get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

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You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

few
hours
Atlanta

Atlanta
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Atlanta online road trip planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to Atlanta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Atlanta are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. On the 13th (Wed), you'll travel to Key West.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Outdoors Nightlife

2
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.
On the 14th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Key West trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Key West takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Atlanta in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

1
night
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 15th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Tours, then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, and then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Collins Avenue, then wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Haulover Beach Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Miami Beach route planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight, tram, and bus from Key West to Miami Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Haulover Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
South Beach ©
South Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

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