22 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

22 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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22 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Falling Waters
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h 15 min
1
Nantucket
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Falmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Chatham
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
5
Provincetown
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Concord
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
7
Salem
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
8
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  15 min
9
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Bus + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): kick back and relax at Madaket Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Great Point Light, and then enjoy the sea views from Sankaty Head Lighthouse. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Egan Maritime's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, examine the collection at Whaling Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Brant Point Lighthouse.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nantucket holiday planner .

Falling Waters to Nantucket is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Nantucket can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Oak Bluffs.

Things to do in Nantucket

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:
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Sankaty Head Lighthouse ©
Sankaty Head Lighthouse
Whaling Museum ©
Whaling Museum
Great Point Light ©
Great Point Light

4
nights
Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard

Oak Bluffs ©
Oak Bluffs is a town located on the island of Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Chappaquiddick (in Edgartown) and Gay Head Lighthouse (in Aquinnah). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Trinity Park Tabernacle, tee off at Farm Neck Golf Club, make a trip to Flying Horses Carousel, and take a stroll through Martha's Vineyard Camp meeting Association (MVCMA).

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Oak Bluffs trip planner .

You can drive from Nantucket to Oak Bluffs in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Nantucket in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Oak Bluffs, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Falmouth.

Things to do in Oak Bluffs

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Edgartown, Aquinnah, Black Dog Bakery, Granary Gallery
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Katama Beach/ South Beach ©
Katama Beach/ South Beach
Trinity Park Tabernacle ©
Trinity Park Tabernacle
Farm Neck Golf Club ©
Farm Neck Golf Club

2
nights
Falmouth

Falmouth ©
Falmouth is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States; Barnstable County is coextensive with Cape Cod. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): grab your bike and head to Shining Sea Bikeway. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Nobska Point Lighthouse, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Woods Hole Science Aquarium, walk around Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob), then explore the world behind art at Highfield Hall & Gardens, then relax in the rural setting at Coonamessett Farm, and finally admire the natural beauty at Spohr Gardens.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Falmouth trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Oak Bluffs to Falmouth by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Falmouth can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Chatham.

Things to do in Falmouth

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Plymouth
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Highfield Hall & Gardens ©
Highfield Hall & Gardens
Plimoth Plantation ©
Plimoth Plantation
Plymouth Rock ©
Plymouth Rock

1
night
Chatham

Chatham ©
Chatham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. On the 25th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, kick back and relax at Chatham Lighthouse Beach, and then get engrossed in the history at Chatham Marconi Maritime Center. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum, steep yourself in history at Chatham's Godfrey Windmill, don't miss a visit to Atwood Museum, then examine the collection at Chatham Railroad Museum, and finally take in the waterfront at Chatham Pier and Fish Market.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Chatham online trip planner .

You can drive from Falmouth to Chatham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Provincetown.

Things to do in Chatham

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center ©
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center
Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge ©
Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge
John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum ©
John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum

2
nights
Provincetown

Provincetown ©
A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Race Point Beach, pause for some photo ops at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, take a leisurely stroll along MacMillan Wharf, then get lost in a book at Provincetown Library, and finally don't miss a visit to Commercial Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): kick back and relax at Cape Cod National Seashore.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Provincetown attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Chatham to Provincetown takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Provincetown sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Concord.

Things to do in Provincetown

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cape Cod National Seashore
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach
Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum ©
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore

2
nights
Concord

Concord ©
Concord is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in the United States. On the 29th (Tue), take in the views from North Bridge, take an in-depth tour of The Robbins House, then admire the majestic nature at Walden Pond State Reservation, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Minute Man National Historical Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, and then contemplate the long history of The Wayside.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Concord online holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Provincetown to Concord takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or fly. Traveling from Provincetown in October, Concord is a bit cooler at night with lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Salem.

Things to do in Concord

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
North Bridge ©
North Bridge
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
Walden Pond State Reservation ©
Walden Pond State Reservation

3
nights
Salem

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Explore Salem's surroundings by going to Ogunquit (Marginal Way Walkway & Perkins Cove). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of The House of the Seven Gables, go for a stroll along the water at Pickering Wharf, take an in-depth tour of Salem Witch Museum, and stroll around Salem Witch Trials Memorial.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Salem travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Concord to Salem takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Ogunquit
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Salem Witch Museum ©
Salem Witch Museum

2
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 3rd (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, hike along Ocean Path, then get engrossed in the history at Abbe Museum, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Compass Harbor Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bar Harbor online trip planner .

You can drive from Salem to Bar Harbor in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Salem in November, you will find days in Bar Harbor are a bit cooler (46°F), and nights are about the same (30°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Land Bridge to Bar Island
Land Bridge to Bar Island
Spas

2
nights
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island

Acadia National Park ©
The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead, then take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Thunder Hole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach, take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road, and then identify plant and animal life at Indian Point Blagden Preserve.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Acadia National Park itinerary builder app .

Acadia National Park is just a short distance from Bar Harbor. In November, daily temperatures in Acadia National Park can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Indian Point Blagden Preserve
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road
Jordan Pond Path Trailhead ©
Jordan Pond Path Trailhead

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