54 days in East Coast of USA & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

54 days in East Coast of USA & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

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Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly + Train:  28 h
1
Niagara Falls
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Orlando, Florida
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
3
Key West
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Key Largo
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h
5
Everglades National Park, Florida
— 4 nights
+3
Bus + Train + Tram + Fly:  6 h 15 min
6
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 6 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
7
Asheville
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Subway:  4 h 15 min
8
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Subway + Fly:  3 h 15 min
9
New York City
— 11 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  26 h
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

5
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Bring the kids along to Panama Rocks Scenic Park and Niagara Falls Discovery Center. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, take in the pleasant sights at Goat Island, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, and immerse yourself in nature at Devil's Hole State Park.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls trip planning website.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Niagara Falls is an approximately 28- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, ferry, and train. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -12 hour difference. Traveling from Jakarta in May, things will get much colder in Niagara Falls: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Panama Rocks Scenic Park, Niagara Jet Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Panama Rocks Scenic Park ©
Panama Rocks Scenic Park
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Devil's Hole State Park ©
Devil's Hole State Park

6
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.
Kids will enjoy Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort. Step out of Orlando to go to Saint Cloud and see Boat Tours & Water Sports, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Magic Kingdom Park, make an unforgettable trip to Avatar Flight of Passage, explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and add some entertainment to your itinerary with Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando day trip tool.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Orlando by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Niagara Falls in May; daily highs in Orlando reach 36°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Boat Tours & Water Sports, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Sombrero Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Key West: Big Pine Key (National Key Deer Refuge & Bahia Honda State Park), Crane Point Museum & Nature Center (in Marathon) and Sunset Park Beach (in Key Colony Beach). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Key West Aquarium, identify plant and animal life at Vandenberg Wreck, and stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Orlando to Key West takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Pine Key, Marathon, Sunset Park Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Key Largo

The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Attractions like Island Dolphin Care and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Key Largo: Islamorada (Anne's Beach, Windley Key, &more). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove, sample the tasty concoctions at Florida Keys Brewing Company, and look for all kinds of wild species at Grecian Rocks.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Key Largo trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Key West to Key Largo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. June in Key Largo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Islamorada
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center ©
Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care

4
nights
Everglades National Park, Florida

Everglades National Park ©
A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S.
Everglades National Park is known for wildlife, trails, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Shark Valley Visitor Center, explore the activities along Chokoloskee Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gumbo Limbo Trail, and trek along Anhinga Trail.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Everglades National Park attractions planner.

Take a bus from Key Largo to Everglades National Park in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Everglades National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail

6
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Chimneys Picnic Area and Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, cruise along Newfound Gap Road, and admire the sheer force of Abrams Falls Trail.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park travel app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Everglades National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Everglades National Park in June, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Asheville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail

4
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kids will appreciate attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Pisgah Forest Gem Mine. Get out of town with these interesting Asheville side-trips: Greenville (Falls Park on the Reedy & Dark Corner Distillery), Zipline (in Lake Lure) and Crystal Mountain Gem Mine (in Brevard). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Dry Falls, explore the striking landscape of Vx3 Trail Rides, hike along Hawksbill Mountain Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at DuPont State Recreational Forest.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Asheville visit planner.

Getting from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Asheville by bus takes about 2.5 hours. In June in Asheville, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Greenville, River Rafting & Tubing, Hawksbill Mountain Trail, Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, DuPont State Recreational Forest
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline
Pisgah Forest Gem Mine ©
Pisgah Forest Gem Mine

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.
Family-friendly places like National Air and Space Museum and Tidal Basin will thrill your kids. Take a break from Washington DC with a short trip to Underground Railroad Experience Trail Hikes in Sandy Spring, about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, get your bearings at Library of Congress, and get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and subway from Asheville to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Asheville in June since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Theodore Roosevelt Island Park, Underground Railroad Experience Trail Hikes
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

11
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Bury The Hatchet Cherry Hill - Axe Throwing (in Cherry Hill), Adventure Aquarium (in Camden) and Coney Island (in Brooklyn). And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, go for a walk through The High Line, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New York City online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in June, plan for a bit cooler days in New York City, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brooklyn, Trailside Nature & Science Center, Bury The Hatchet Cherry Hill - Axe Throwing, Adventure Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Statue of Liberty National Monument

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