19 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

19 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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19 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Charleston
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Tram + Train + Bus:  6 h 15 min
2
Everglades National Park, Florida
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h
3
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
4
Islamorada
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
5
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
6
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
7
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
8
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
9
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Cincinnati

1
night
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Nathaniel Russell House and then don't miss a visit to Charleston Fire Department, Station 2/3.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston trip itinerary site.

Cincinnati to Charleston is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cincinnati in November: high temperatures in Charleston hover around 68°F and lows are around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

The Center for Birds of Prey
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Aiken-Rhett House ©
Aiken-Rhett House
Nathaniel Russell House ©
Nathaniel Russell House

1
night
Everglades National Park, Florida

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shark Valley Visitor Center.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Everglades National Park route website.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Charleston to Everglades National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and train. When traveling from Charleston in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Everglades National Park, with highs around 82°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Key Largo.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Wildlife Parks Trails
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Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail ©
Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail

2
nights
Key Largo

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Key Largo Dry Rocks, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Molasses Reef, see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove, and then look for all kinds of wild species at North Dry Rocks.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Key Largo road trip planning tool.

You can take a bus from Everglades National Park to Key Largo in 2 hours. November in Key Largo sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spiegel Grove ©
Spiegel Grove

1
night
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the gorgeous colors at Alligator Reef Light House and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Islamorada trip planner.

Islamorada is very close to Key Largo. In November, daily temperatures in Islamorada can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Alligator Reef Light House ©
Alligator Reef Light House

2
nights
Marathon, Florida Keys

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the gorgeous colors at Coffins Patch, identify plant and animal life at Marathon Garden Club, and then examine the collection at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Marathon online travel route planner.

You can drive from Islamorada to Marathon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Marathon, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

National Key Deer Refuge, Coffins Patch
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National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

3
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.
Truman Little White House and Saint Mary Star of the Sea will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, see the vivid underwater world at Vandenberg Wreck, and contemplate the long history of Audubon House & Tropical Gardens.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by bus from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in Key West are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Georgetown University, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC route planning tool.

Getting from Key West to Washington DC by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Key West in November, things will get colder in Washington DC: highs are around 59°F and lows about 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Arlington
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Trinity Church. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New York City tour itinerary site.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. November in New York City sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Granary Burying Ground, get to know the fascinating history of Louisburg Square, steep yourself in history at Nichols House Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery, then pause for some photo ops at Bunker Hill Monument, and finally steep yourself in history at Charlestown Navy Yard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Church, steep yourself in history at Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site, walk around The Old Manse, then steep yourself in history at Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, then ponder the world of politics at Old State House, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at King's Chapel.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Boston trip builder app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in November; daily highs in Boston reach 52°F and lows reach 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Concord, Cambridge
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Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery
The Old Manse ©
The Old Manse

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