35 days in East Coast of USA & Rutland Itinerary

35 days in East Coast of USA & Rutland Itinerary

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35 days in East Coast of USA & Rutland Itinerary

Start: Bristol
train + Fly:  14​h
1
Miami
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Key West
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Orlando
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Nags Head
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Richmond
— 3 nights
8
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Atlantic City
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
11
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Nantucket
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
13
Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
14
Rutland
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
15
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  11​h 15​min
End: Bristol

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Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 19th (Fri), examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then wander the streets of Lincoln Road, then kick back and relax at South Beach, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace. On the next day, stroll through Las Olas Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Lauderdale Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Miami trip itinerary planning site .

Bristol, UK to Miami is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bristol to Miami is minus 5 hours. In July in Miami, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach
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Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Las Olas Beach ©
Las Olas Beach
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Alan S. Maltz Gallery and Collections Key West. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fort Zachary Taylor and 7 Artists & Friends. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at KEPart Studio-Gallery, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Miami to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Museums Tours
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Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kayaking & Canoeing

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Marathon

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Explore hidden gems such as Fishing Charters & Tours and Sombrero Reef. Visiting The Turtle Hospital and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. When in Marathon, make a side trip to see Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery in Islamorada, approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and get all the information you need at Pigeon Key Foundation.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Marathon online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. July in Marathon sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Islamorada
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Fishing Charters & Tours
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): try out the rides at World of Disney, revel in the low prices at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets, and then get your game on at The Escape Game Orlando. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, then wander the streets of International Drive, and then browse the different shops at The Florida Mall.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Marathon to Orlando by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Orlando when traveling from Marathon in July, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping Neighborhoods Theme Parks
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Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets ©
Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets
The Florida Mall ©
The Florida Mall
World of Disney ©
World of Disney

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Savannah

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 29th (Mon), wander the streets of Savannah Historic District, explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Pines Forest Preserve, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Savannah trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Orlando to Savannah takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Nags Head.

Things to do in Savannah

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Speed Boats Tours
Sea Pines Forest Preserve ©
Sea Pines Forest Preserve

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night
Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, and finally get your game on at Life on a Sandbar. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then take in the exciting artwork at Seaside Art Gallery, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nags Head driving holiday planner.

Getting from Savannah to Nags Head by combination of flight and car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. When traveling from Savannah in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Nags Head: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Nags Head

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Kill Devil Hills, Corolla, Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse
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Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse ©
Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse

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Richmond

Richmond ©
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Shirley Plantation, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Episcopal Church, then get engrossed in the history at Virginia Holocaust Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Blandford Church and Cemetery, browse the exhibits of Pamplin Historical Park, and then take a stroll through Short Pump Mall.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Richmond sightseeing planning website .

Drive from Nags Head to Richmond in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Petersburg, Shirley Plantation
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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Pamplin Historical Park ©
Pamplin Historical Park
Shirley Plantation ©
Shirley Plantation

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, wander the streets of Fell's Point, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, and then take in the awesome beauty at Bull Run Mountains Natural Area Preserve.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Washington DC driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Richmond to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Atlantic City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Arlington, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Fell's Point, Bull Run Mountains Natural Area Preserve
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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

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Atlantic City

Atlantic City ©
The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): wander the streets of Downtown Ocean City. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Lucy the Elephant, steep yourself in history at Cape May Carriage Company, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape May Lighthouse, then get great views at World War II Lookout Tower, and finally stop by Kona Surf Co..

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Atlantic City route maker site .

You can drive from Washington DC to Atlantic City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Atlantic City when traveling from Washington DC in August, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape May, Ocean City, Lucy the Elephant, The Wetlands Institute, Kona Surf Co.
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Cape May Lighthouse ©
Cape May Lighthouse
The Wetlands Institute ©
The Wetlands Institute
Lucy the Elephant ©
Lucy the Elephant

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ocean Grove Beach and Black Rock Forest Consortium. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Asbury Park (8th Ave Jetty & Hot Sand). There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market and look for all kinds of wild species at Ken Lockwood Gorge WIldlife Management Area.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City holiday builder app .

Getting from Atlantic City to New York City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, tram, and train. Traveling from Atlantic City in August, New York City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Asbury Park, Ocean Grove Beach, Black Rock Forest Consortium, Ken Lockwood Gorge WIldlife Management Area
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Chelsea Market ©
Chelsea Market

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Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Thames Glass, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ocean Drive Historic District, then steep yourself in history at Chateau-sur-Mer, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliff Walk. Keep things going the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sachuest Beach (Second Beach).

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Newport trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Newport by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in August; daily highs in Newport reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nantucket.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Sachuest Beach (Second Beach)
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Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District
Thames Glass ©
Thames Glass
Chateau-sur-Mer ©
Chateau-sur-Mer

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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 14th (Wed): examine the collection at Whaling Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfside Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from Sankaty Head Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nobadeer, stop by The Hub, then contemplate the long history of Greater Light, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Jetties Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nantucket trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Newport to Nantucket in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Edgartown.

Things to do in Nantucket

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Whaling Museum ©
Whaling Museum
Sankaty Head Lighthouse ©
Sankaty Head Lighthouse
Greater Light ©
Greater Light

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Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard

Edgartown ©
Edgartown is a town located on Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Joseph Sylvia State Beach, then see the interesting displays at Cottage Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Edgartown Books. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Bend in the Road Beach, then kick back and relax at Menemsha Hills, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Aquinnah Cliffs.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Edgartown journey planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Newport to Edgartown takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Edgartown sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rutland.

Things to do in Edgartown

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Oak Bluffs, Menemsha Hills, Aquinnah Cliffs
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Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Menemsha Hills ©
Menemsha Hills
Aquinnah Cliffs ©
Aquinnah Cliffs

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Rutland

Rutland ©
The city of Rutland is the seat of Rutland County, Vermont, United States. You've now added Green Mountain National Forest to your itinerary. On the 20th (Tue), brush up on your military savvy at Fort Ticonderoga and then get to know the fascinating history of King's Garden.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rutland tour itinerary planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Orlando to Rutland. In August, Rutland is little chillier than Orlando - with highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rutland

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

King's Garden
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King's Garden ©
King's Garden

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, wander the streets of Newbury Street, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Quincy Market, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Old North Church & Historic Site, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then get engrossed in the history at New England Holocaust Memorial.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Boston holiday maker app .

Drive from Rutland to Boston in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Rutland in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Boston. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Shopping Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Old North Church & Historic Site ©
Old North Church & Historic Site

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