US East Coast in two weeks, USA

I’m a US West Coast fan. I think that this is not news to you, because I’ve already published a lot of posts about California. But this June, I arrived for the first time of my life on the East Coast. My trip started in Miami, brought me to New York and further to Connecticut and Massachusetts and finally to Boston. During my trip I saw a lot of different places. The East of the USA is very varied, starting with the tropical climate and landscape in Miami and ending with historical Boston, one of the oldest cities of the United States.
Overall I spent three weeks on the East Coast, but that included a language course in New York. For this post, I have worked out a perfect holiday trip for 15 days without the language school.

Day 1-3

First stop should be Miami. South Beach offers a lot of very nice hotels and the area is perfect to relax and come down  after weeks of hard work. Three days should be enough to explore South and North Beach and to visit the Wynwood Area in Downtown Miami.

Day 4-10

After the “Miami recreation” you can drive to New York by car (to make stops in Georgia, South and North Carolina and Washington), but that will take you another three days minimum. If your time is short, take the plane to New York. That’s what I did. It will take you three hours and you can fly at night.

New York offers a lot of sightseeing hotspots, cultural activities, food markets and shopping centers. Stay a whole week and even a week won’t feel like a week. A day in Brooklyn and another only for Williamsburg, two days in Manhattan and another for Greenwich Village, a day in Staten Island and a shopping day – I will prepare another blog post only about New York!

Day 10-12

Next, it’s time to escape the big city life. Rent a car in New York and start a road trip to Boston. You have two days for the trip with stops in New Haven (Yale!), Hartford, Providence and Plymouth (Mayflower II!). I stayed a night each in Hartfort and in Providence.

Day 13-15

From Providence to Boston it’s only a 50 miles  / 80 kilometers drive. Three days are perfect for beautiful Boston. Make sure to spend an afternoon in Cambridge to visit Harvard University. My highlights of the city were Beacon Hill and the Public Garden with the George Washington Statue.

Every vacation comes to an end…

And than, 15 days are over and the Boston Logan airport waits for you. I did this trip and felt that it was perfect in terms of time and distance. If you have any questions about it, shoot me a message!

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  1. Interesting. I wouldn’t have thought to do the whole east coast in two weeks. I’m more of a take my time girl and would rather spend more time in all of these places and make separate trips. But I think it’s awesome that you did all that in two weeks. And I’m with you… I’m definitely a west coast girl since I grew up in Seattle. Although I live in the Midwest now, I will always be a west coast girl at heart.#FlyAwayFriday

    1. Hi Allision! Thanks so much for your comment! Unfortunately, I couldn’t spend more time this June, but I had a great trip. It was absolutely worth it, even for just two weeks 🙂 And I’ve never been to Seattle btw. I totally wanna go! Maybe next year…! #FlyAwayFriday

  2. I live in California so I love the West Coast and have explored a lot of the coastline. I have been to some places in the East Coast but I feel like I do not know a lot about that part of the country. Will like to do a trip like your. Roadtrips are my thing.

    1. You are a lucky girl! California is still my favorite and for road trips the best place. I mean, driving down the 101 – there is nothing better, right? But the East Coast is beautiful as well and so varied!! Thanks a bunch for your comment! #FlyAwayFriday

  3. Ahh, this sounds amazing! I so wanna go everywhere in the US of A!! It’s a massive country and normally would take a lot of time to cover some of it, but your post makes it sound doable! Thanks for sharing and I looove the photos of NYC skyscrapers and palmtrees in Miami. America has it all!

    1. You are damn right! America has it all – from perfect beaches, impressive cities to incredible National Parks. Choose an area and a few places and then it’s absolutely worth it to go there only for 2 or 3 weeks 🙂 Thank you so much for your comment!! #FlyAwayFriday

  4. I grew up in the U.S. and still haven’t seen much of the east coast. I do want to visit Boston soon, so I think I’ll add an east coast roadtrip to my travel plans soon.

    1. Hi Courtney! You should go to Boston. It’s such a great city, lots of music, beautiful houses, parks and the ocean 🙂 It’s absolutely worth it! #FlyAwayFriday

    1. thank you so much <3 Yes, its about visiting the main things! It was so much fun and I can't wait to go back! #FlyAwayFriday

  5. That’s a fairly epic trip. I drive up and down the East Coast every summer because we have family to visit in Boston through DC. I feel like I know this stretch of the I-95 like the back of my hand. I agree to do this in 2 weeks you need to fly to NY because the trip from Miami to New York is 1300 miles alone. There’s plenty to see along the way though – Orlando in Florida, Savannah in Georgia, the Outer Banks in North Carolina, Virginia horse country, Washington D.C and Philadelphia. Maybe next time right?

    1. Oh yeah, absolutely next time!! I couldn’t spend more time in June but I’d love to go to Washington, North Carolina, Philadelphia and all the other places you mentioned! I love road trips and can’t wait to discover more of the East Coast. Maybe I’ll get back to you for some tips along the way when the time has come! 🙂 #flyawayfriday

  6. Beautiful photos! I’m a West Coast girl as well but I’ve had the chance to visit the East Coast a handful of times. New York is a great city, but Boston has to be one of my favorites. 🙂 #flyawayfriday

    1. Hi Mimi! Thank you so much! And I totally agree. I visited Boston for the first time in June and was amazed by this city!! #flyawayfriday

  7. Love this!! Even me being American I have always dreamt of doing a long East Coast road trip. There is so much history and it’s so beautiful. Plus the food is incredible!! Haha! Looks like you had a great time and thank you for sharing on #FlyAwayFriday!

    1. Thank you so much, Chloe! Yes, I had a lot of fun indeed. The East Coast is awesome but as Shobha said, there is so much more to see 🙂 So the next road trip is already planned! #FlyAwayFriday

  8. How fun! I’m in Boston right now and love the east coast so much. The photos are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and joining #FlyAwayFriday!

    1. Hi Kana! I’m so jealous that you are in Boston right now!! 😉 I underestimated the city before my trip. But thanks to my sister I put it on the list and decided to do the road trip. Boston was so cool. I’m planning to write a blog post only about Boston. Enjoy your stay! And see you next friday! #FlyAwayFriday