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Ultimate East Coast

New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Williamsburg, Outer Banks, Charleston, Savannah, Miami & more

The Atlantic coast is dotted with amazing places to visit and our 21-day road trip visits them all. Starting in Boston in the north, you’ll cruise south all the way to Miami. Experience buzzing cities, historic landmarks and some of the east coast’s best beaches.


Ultimate East Coast 21 days

All of our American road trips can be tailored to meet your requirements. Do you have more or less than 21 days for your road trip? No problem, we can bolt on extra nights to allow more time to explore or shorten the number of destinations as required. Just let us know when requesting your quote.

An amazing drive down the whole Atlantic coast


Boston Skyline

Day 1

Arrive on the East Coast

Smaller, friendlier and more sophisticated than most of its east coast neighbours. Boston is packed with history and charm, and it offers world-class shopping, dining and walking tours. Boston also acts as a gateway to all of New England’s abundant charm. You can either collect your car from at the airport before cruising over to your hotel or chose to collect it before you leave the city.

  • Key location: Boston
  • Boston

Park in Fall

Day 2

A day exploring Boston’s highlights

A full day to explore Boston’s must-see historical sites. The North-End of the city is where you'll find the 'Freedom Trail' which is a great self-guided walking tour. If you were a fan of the sitcom 'Cheers', make sure you swing by the bar to say hello to the guys. Other highlights include walking visiting the world-famous Harvard University in Cambridge and sampling one of the many seafood restaurants.

  • Key location: Boston
  • Boston

Cape Cod Lighthouse

Day 3

New York via Cape Cod and more

Summer home for the Kennedys, this 65 mile long peninsula offers historic towns, fantastic sea food and wild sand dunes. Packed in the summer months, however spring and autumn also offer enjoyable weather and migrating birds. Small town America is preserved here, with white picket fences surrounding perfect examples of federal and colonial architecture. Essex also boasts one of the oldest Inn’s in America, trading continuously since 1776. The towns origins go back to 1635, and most of the buildings here were built with money made trading Rum and Tobacco in the 19th century.

  • Key location: Cape Cod
  • Provincetown
  • 115 Miles

Empire State Building

Day 4

2 Days in the world’s greatest city

Get to New York quickly, as you'll need every hour possible to scratch the surface of the world’s greatest city. If you have additional days then just let us know and we'll add additional days to your personalised road trip.

  • Key location: New York
  • New York
  • 285 Miles

Zoom around NY!

Day 5

Day 2 in New York

A full day to explore the Big Apple! Get an early start, fill up with a big breakfast and then hit the streets. Some of the worlds most popular museums, legendary skyscrapers, shopping to die for and a buzz that only the Big Apple can provide are packed into Manhattan. Central Park offers a break from the stresses of city life, watch joggers and dog walkers stretch their legs amongst 843 acres of green grass, trees, lakes and even a zoo.

  • Key location: New York
  • New York


Day 6

New York to Philadelphia

Philadelphia is often overshadowed by its noisier neighbours - New York to the north and Washington DC to the south. However, we think Philly holds it own in this illustrious company, boasting just as much history and comparable shopping, nightlife and museums. And where else in the world can you recreate the famous scene in Rocky, the steps of the Museum of Art await.

  • Key location: Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia
  • 110 Miles

Philly streets

Day 7

Feel Philadelphia freedom

A full day to explore Philly. Take a Big Bus Tour - Now you can experience the unique history and beauty of Philadelphia from the top of an authentic London double-decker. Enjoy the most spectacular views of the city while guides entertain you with fascinating facts and fun stories about Philadelphia and the people who help make the city what it is today. Get on and off as you please, this is a great way to explore the city.

  • Key location: Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia

Civil War history

Day 8

Gettysburg history awaits

The Pennsylvania Monument stands proud, to mark the spot where 50,000 Union and Confederate soldiers were killed or injured during the Civil war in 1863. This battle marked a turning point in the war, and thus anyone interested in Americas short but eventful history would enjoy an afternoon here.

  • Key location: Gettysburg NMP
  • Gettysburg
  • 125 Miles

Capitol Hill in DC

Day 9

Onto the world’s most powerful city - Washington

Drive to the Capitol, visiting highlights along the way like historic Harper's Ferry and the lovely Loudoun Wine Region. After checking into to your DC hotel, we recommend you explore Georgetown for the rest of the day. This is a charming corner of the city, and well worth a visit to explore the boutiques, restaurants and charming streets that surround the famous university.

  • Key location: Washington , DC
  • Washington , DC
  • 86 Miles

Wave at the President!

Day 10

Washington’s monuments, museums and federal buildings

This unique “Federal District” contains much of the world's political and financial power. World class museums lie between the US Capitol and the Lincoln memorial, the greatest repository of knowledge and culture on the planet awaits. Just like Britain, these massive museums are free to enter and a real national treasure.

  • Key location: Washington , DC
  • Washington , DC

Historic Colonial Parkway

Day 11

Drive The Colonial Parkway

This historic part of America forms a triangle between Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. Williamsburg in particular will educate you in the lives of the early English settlers that arrived in the early 17th century. Travel west of here and you’ll discover the wealthy homes of former slaveholders.

  • Key location: Williamsburg
  • Williamsburg Area
  • 152 Miles

The Outer Banks

Day 12

The barrier islands of the Outerbanks

The worlds longest stretch of barrier islands can be found in North Carolina. A surfers paradise and a sea captains worst nightmare, the Outer Banks form a 150 mile barrier parallel to the mainland. Skinny and fragile in places, the islands are dotted with lazy inns, wild horses and lighthouses.

  • Key location: Outerbanks
  • Outerbanks
  • 132 Miles

Outer bank lighthouse

Day 13

Cruise down scenic Highway 12

Spend the morning exploring the beaches and lighthouses of the Outerbanks as you cruise south along scenic Highway 12. Should you decide to take the coastal route to Wilmington then we'll book you onto two ferries that link the roads in this area. Spend the afternoon and evening in Wilmington, which features a scenic Riverwalk lined with boutiques, cafés and vibrant nightlife along the Cape Fear River. The city’s historic charm comes from its brick-lined streets, Victorian and antebellum architecture, and mossy oaks.

  • Key location: Wilmington
  • Wilmington
  • 248 Miles

Charleston Plantation house

Day 14

Charming colonial Charleston

Cruise down to beautiful Charleston. Steeped in Colonial and Civil War history, Charleston is a perfectly preserved and friendly southern belle of a city. Visitors fall in love with its grace, charm and historic value which is usually enjoyed in the warm South Carolina climate.

  • Key location: Charleston
  • Charleston
  • 170 Miles

Trees with Spanish Moss

Day 15

Explore more of Charleston or its coastline

Spend a full day exploring historic Charleston. The city is in a mini renaissance at the moment, attracting new restaurants and culture into the mix. As always, your detailed road trip pack will detail all the options available from Magnolia Plantation to Charleston City Market and so much more.

  • Key location: Charleston
  • Charleston

Savannah Lighthouse

Day 16

Seductive Savannah’s houses and squares

Cruise down to Savannah in the morning, exploring beautiful beaches as you make the short drive south. Be sure to work up an appetite en route, Savannah is home to many great BBQ restaurants and the famous Leopold's Ice Cream Parlor.

  • Key location: Savannah
  • Savannah
  • 108 Miles

Restored Savannah

Day 17

Another day to explore Savannah or the coast

Over 2 square miles of lovingly restored colonial houses and commercial property expertly arranged around 21 of Savannah’s 1-acre squares. A great city to walk around in the warm sun that's usually found here, no matter what the time of year. Look out for Forest Gump whilst you walk, he likes hanging out on the park benches here.

  • Key location: Savannah
  • Savannah

3,2,1 Lift Off!

Day 18

Florida and outer space are calling

On the drive to Cape Canaveral you'll pass many of America's best beaches, such as Amelia Island and Driftwood Beach. Cape Canaveral is home to the Kennedy Space Center and launch pad for many a space mission. Over 60 years of space exploration history can be seen in Cape Canaveral, including 8 rockets, an IMAX 3-D theatre and even a G-Force simulator. Out of this world!

  • Key location: Cape Canaveral
  • Cocoa Beach
  • 299 Miles

Collins Ave

Day 19

Arrive in the home of glamorous nightlife and art deco buildings

The glamour of Miami Beach awaits, continue south past posh Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale to fashionable and glitzy South Beach at the southern end of the east coast mainland.

  • Key location: Miami Beach
  • Miami Beach
  • 215 Miles

Art Deco hotels

Day 20

Explore Miami and Miami Beach

Miles of sandy beaches which are backed with upmarket Art Deco hotels and sprinkled with attractive residents coming to and from model castings. A great place to cruise around, walk the boardwalk or enjoy a meal while you people watch. Forget Miami Vice, this area is classy and the hotels are amongst America's best.

  • Key location: Miami Beach
  • Miami Beach

Lifeguard Hut

Day 21

Hit Miami Beach before flying home the following day

Spend the last day and half relaxing by the hotel pool or chilling on the beach. It's been an action packed 3 weeks, so why not rest up for a while to recharge your batteries before flying home on Day 22.

  • Key location: Miami Beach
  • Miami Beach

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