14 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

14 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock East Coast of USA route planner

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Drive to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Drive to Washington DC
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lake George
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chatham
— 2 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Fly

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Washington DC

— 3 nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Washington National Cathedral and Georgetown University. Let the collections at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art capture your imagination. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of American History, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC online travel planner.

Flint to Washington DC is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Flint in July, expect Washington DC to be a bit warmer, temps between 89°F and 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can fly to Lake George.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

Lake George

— 2 nights

Queen of the American Lakes

A playground for America’s wealthy families, Lake George was nicknamed "Queen of the American Lakes." While these families often stayed in private country houses, a tourism industry built up around them in the early 20th century facilitated by two YMCAs.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): have fun and explore at Star Trek Original Series Set Tour and then get outside with Square Eddy Expeditions. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Ulysses S. Grant Cottage National Historic Landmark, grab your bike and head to Warren County Bikeway, and then cast your line with Bolton Boat Tours and Water Sports on Lake George.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lake George online tour planner.

Fly from Washington DC to Lake George in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, Lake George is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 82°F and lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Chatham.

Things to do in Lake George

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Chatham

— 2 nights
Chatham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Atwood Museum, then examine the collection at Chatham Railroad Museum, then contemplate the long history of Chatham Marconi Maritime Center, and finally kick back and relax at Chatham Lighthouse Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Nauset Beach and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Chatham trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Lake George to Chatham in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In July in Chatham, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Chatham

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Ellis Island and New York Public Library are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Chatham to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Chatham in July, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 86°F and lows about 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:

Niagara Falls

— 3 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Step out of the city life by going to Cave of the Winds and Niagara Falls. Get some cultural insight at Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica and Niagara Power Project Visitors Center. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Niagara, trek along Niagara Gorge Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls attractions website.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Niagara Falls takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in July; daily highs in Niagara Falls reach 81°F and lows reach 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23: