24 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

24 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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24 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  26 h
1
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
2
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Savannah
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
6
Orlando, Florida
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Miami, Florida
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
8
Key West
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  29 h
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Marginal Way Walkway and Boston Public Garden. Get some cultural insight at Nubble Lighthouse and Heritage Museums & Gardens. Explore Boston's surroundings by going to Edward Gorey House (in Yarmouth Port) and Sandwich Glass Museum (in Sandwich). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at King's Chapel, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Boston online tour itinerary planner .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Boston is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -12 hour difference. Traveling from Jakarta in October, things will get cooler in Boston: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Cambridge, Sandwich, Edward Gorey House, Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, Nubble Lighthouse
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House

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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.
Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take a stroll through Times Square.

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

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Boston in October, with highs in New York City at 24°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Arlington National Cemetery and National Mall. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Antietam National Battlefield and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Washington DC day trip planner .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Washington DC are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Antietam National Battlefield, Arlington National Cemetery
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National Mall ©
National Mall
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 15th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Old St. Andrew's Parish Church, get engrossed in the history at Fort Sumter National Monument, and then take an in-depth tour of Patriots Point. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Nathaniel Russell House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Joe Riley Waterfront Park, then steep yourself in history at Boone Hall Plantation, and finally don't miss a visit to H. L. Hunley.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston route builder tool .

You can fly from Washington DC to Charleston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in October: high temperatures in Charleston hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Mount Pleasant
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Patriots Point ©
Patriots Point
Boone Hall Plantation ©
Boone Hall Plantation
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument

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Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Get a sense of the local culture at Savannah Historic District and Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Step off the beaten path and head to Bonaventure Cemetery and Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters. Explore Savannah's surroundings by going to Hilton Head (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Coligny Beach) and Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum (in Tybee Island). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Pulaski National Monument, appreciate the extensive heritage of City Market, walk around Forsyth Park, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Savannah trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Charleston to Savannah in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island
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Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Stetson Mansion. Discover out-of-the-way places like Disney Springs and Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park. Next up on the itinerary: revel in the low prices at Orlando International Premium Outlets, make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and cool off at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Savannah to Orlando takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Savannah in October: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Stetson Mansion
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Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©
Disney Springs ©
Disney Springs

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nights
Miami, Florida

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, take a leisurely stroll along Miami Beach Boardwalk, and then browse the different shops at Sawgrass Mills. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Wynwood Walls.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Orlando to Miami in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Sawgrass Mills
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Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Sawgrass Mills ©
Sawgrass Mills
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, then visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, then stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, and finally take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West route maker .

Fly from Miami to Key West in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. October in Key West sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

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