22 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

22 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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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, Florida
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
6
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
7
Miami Beach, Florida
— 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.
Attractions like Ellis Island and American Museum of Natural History make great kid-friendly stops. Visit St. Patrick's Cathedral and St. Paul's Chapel for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, examine the collection at New York Public Library, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and steep yourself in history at World Trade Center Memorial Foundation.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New York City online itinerary planner.

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. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in April, with highs in New York City at 19°C and lows at 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 Parks Historic Sites
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St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
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. Family-friendly places like Tidal Basin and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online itinerary planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in April: highs in Washington DC hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Nathaniel Russell House and Fort Sumter National Monument. You'll get in some beach time at Sullivan's Island Beach and Folly Beach Public Beach. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Aiken-Rhett House, get your game on at Pounce Cat Cafe, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston road trip planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Charleston by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Charleston: highs are around 27°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Folly Beach Public Beach, Sullivan's Island 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

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 21st (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Savannah Historic District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 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, then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Cross.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Savannah tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Charleston to Savannah in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Adventure Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hilton Head, The Church of the Cross
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

4
nights
Orlando, Florida

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.
Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and Cape Canavarel National Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Universal's Islands of Adventure make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Discovery Cove, discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park, make a trip to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Orlando trip itinerary planning 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Cape Canavarel National Cemetery
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Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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.
Visit Bahia Honda State Park and Sombrero Beach for some beach relaxation. Bring the kids along to Fort Zachary Taylor and Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Curry Mansion, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, and visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Orlando to Key West in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

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

1
night
Miami Beach, Florida

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Barnacle State Historic Site, then take a stroll through Lincoln Road, then admire the landmark architecture of Art Deco Historic District, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Miami Beach trip itinerary website.

Getting from Key West to Miami Beach by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April in Miami Beach, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

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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