15 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

15 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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15 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Fairfax
Drive:  45 min
1
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Tampa, Florida
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Orlando, Florida
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Everglades City, Florida
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Tampa, Florida
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3 h
6
Fairfax
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4 h
End: Fairfax

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Air and Space Museum as well as United States Capitol. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip builder site .

Fairfax to Washington DC is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tampa.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Nature Parks
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
United States Capitol ©
United States Capitol

1
night
Tampa, Florida

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
On the 6th (Wed), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Florida Aquarium and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampa trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Tampa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in May: high temperatures in Tampa hover around 89°F and lows are around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Tampa

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
The Florida Aquarium ©
The Florida Aquarium

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Happily Ever After Fireworks. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James Roman Catholic Cathedral, and laugh and play at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Orlando sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Tampa to Orlando in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Orlando, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Everglades City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
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Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

2
nights
Everglades City, Florida

Everglades City ©
Everglades City is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, of which it is the former county seat. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the activities along Chokoloskee Bay, then stroll through Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Everglades, and finally race across the water with a speed boat tour. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery, hike along Loop Road, and then explore the activities along Buttonwood Canal.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Everglades City online road trip planner .

You can drive from Orlando to Everglades City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. May in Everglades City sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tampa.

Things to do in Everglades City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ochopee, Everglades National Park, Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge
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Speed Boats Tours
Buttonwood Canal ©
Buttonwood Canal

1
night
Tampa, Florida

Tampa ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Clearwater Beach. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): stroll through Clearwater Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tampa trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Everglades City to Tampa by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. On the 14th (Thu), you're off to Fairfax.

Things to do in Tampa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Clearwater Beach
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Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach

2
nights
Fairfax

Fairfax ©
Fairfax, colloquially Central Fairfax, Downtown Fairfax, Fairfax City, Oldtown Fairfax, Historic Fairfax, or the City of Fairfax, is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tysons Corner Center as well as Luray Caverns. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): browse the different shops at Tysons Corner Center.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Fairfax trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tampa to Fairfax. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tampa in May; daily highs in Fairfax reach 75°F and lows reach 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Fairfax

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Tysons Corner Center, Luray Caverns, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Tysons Corner Center ©
Tysons Corner Center

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Patrick's Cathedral, United Nations Headquarters, Brooklyn Bridge, and other attractions you added. Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and Ellis Island. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary planning app .

Explore your travel options from Fairfax to New York City with the Route module. When traveling from Fairfax in May, plan for a bit cooler days in New York City, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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