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: Johannesburg
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Miami Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h
End: Johannesburg

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and Ellis Island. 9/11 Memorial and Statue of Liberty National Monument are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and steep yourself in history at World Trade Center Memorial Foundation.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the New York City day trip website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to New York City is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to New York City is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg in April, expect New York City to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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.
Popular historic sites such as Washington National Cathedral and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier are in your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like National Air and Space Museum and National Zoological Park. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and explore the activities along Tidal Basin.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Washington DC online tour itinerary builder .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Arlington
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

3
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sullivan's Island Beach and Folly Beach Public Beach. Fort Sumter National Monument and Aiken-Rhett House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Nathaniel Russell House, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and get your game on at Pounce Cat Cafe.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Charleston trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Washington DC to Charleston in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, Charleston is a bit warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Sullivan's Island Beach, Folly Beach Public Beach
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Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Nathaniel Russell House ©
Nathaniel Russell House

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Savannah Historic District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, learn about all things military at Webb Military Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mickve Israel Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Cross.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Savannah trip planning website .

Drive from Charleston to Savannah in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Savannah, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Hilton Head, The Church of the Cross
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Webb Military Museum ©
Webb Military Museum
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

4
nights
Orlando

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.
Bring the kids along to Discovery Cove and Happily Ever After Fireworks. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and Cape Canavarel National Cemetery. There's still lots to do: discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort, find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, try out the rides at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and get your game on at Nomadic.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Savannah to Orlando takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Savannah in April, things will get a bit warmer in Orlando: highs are around 34°C and lows about 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Canavarel National Cemetery, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 26:
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Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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.
Attractions like Bahia Honda State Park and Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory make great kid-friendly stops. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Truman Little White House. Step out of Key West to go to Marathon and see Sombrero Beach, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, and see the interesting displays at Oldest House & Garden Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Key West trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Key West takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 27°C in Key West. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bahia Honda State Park, Sombrero Beach
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Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

1
night
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Barnacle State Historic Site, then stroll through Lincoln Road, then admire the landmark architecture of Art Deco Historic District, and finally kick back and relax at South Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Miami Beach holiday builder website .

Traveling by flight from Key West to Miami Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Barnacle State Historic Site
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Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
South Beach ©
South Beach

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