17 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

17 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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17 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Shanghai
Fly:  20​h
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
3
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
4
Boston
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Shanghai

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Antietam National Battlefield and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

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Shanghai, China to Washington DC is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Shanghai to Washington DC is minus 13 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Shanghai in September, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Antietam National Battlefield
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Zachary Taylor and Truman Little White House. Get outdoors at Bahia Honda State Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, cast your line with a fishing tour, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Key West trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Washington DC to Key West in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in September, with highs in Key West at 36°C and lows at 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

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.
9/11 Memorial and Hamilton Grange National Memorial will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Times Square and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, appreciate the extensive heritage of Central Park's Literary Walk, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Key West to New York City in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In September, New York City is little chillier than Key West - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Boston.

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

5
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Shining Sea Bikeway and Walden Pond State Reservation. Get some cultural insight at Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House and Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: Corporation Beach (in Dennis), Nauset Beach (in Orleans) and Edward Gorey House (in Yarmouth Port). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Nauset Light Beach, see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, and admire the majestic nature at National Monument to the Forefathers.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Boston journey planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Boston at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Eastham, Concord, Cambridge, National Monument to the Forefathers, Shining Sea Bikeway
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Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
Edward Gorey House ©
Edward Gorey House

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