32 days in East Coast of USA & Pittsburgh Itinerary

32 days in East Coast of USA & Pittsburgh Itinerary

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32 days in East Coast of USA & Pittsburgh Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + Bus:  21 h 30 min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Key West
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Miami, Florida
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
Orlando, Florida
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Niagara Falls
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Chennai

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, make a trip to Rockefeller Center, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New York City road trip site .

Chennai, India to New York City is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to New York City is minus 10 hours. In December, New York City is colder than Chennai - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

5
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at White House, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary planner .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Lockhouse 10 - C&O Canal Trust
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©

5
nights
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.
Key West is known for adventure, museums, nightlife, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take in the waterfront at Mallory Square, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Key West trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Key West takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in December, expect Key West to be much hotter, temps between 30°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©

4
nights
Miami, Florida

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Everglades National Park (Shark Valley, Gumbo Limbo Trail, & more). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Miami trip planner .

Fly from Key West to Miami in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December in Miami, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, South Beach
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail

5
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.
Pack the 4th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Pack the 6th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort, discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park, and add some entertainment to your itinerary with Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Orlando day trip site .

Traveling by car from Miami to Orlando takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Miami in January, things will get slightly colder in Orlando: highs are around 25°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

1
night
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Liberty Pole Spirits, examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, and then admire all the interesting features of PNC Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, then take an in-depth tour of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, and then have some family-friendly fun at LumberjAxes.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pittsburgh journey maker app .

You can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight from Orlando to Pittsburgh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Orlando in January; daily highs in Pittsburgh reach 1°C and lows reach -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Fun & Games Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

LumberjAxes, Liberty Pole Spirits
Highlights from your plan
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
PNC Park ©
PNC Park

4
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
When in Niagara Falls, make a side trip to see Our Lady of Victory Basilica in Lackawanna, approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, admire the masterpieces at Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, hike along Niagara Gorge Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls day trip planning app .

Drive from Pittsburgh to Niagara Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. January in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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