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East Coast USA Holidays


Whether you are looking for a weekend break, a spectacular fly drive, city sights, mountain trails or sandy beaches, the Eastern USA really does offer something for everyone.

Enjoy historic cities packed with fabulous museums, galleries and some of the world’s best shopping. Can't decide which city to pick? The Eastern Seaboard is well connected by rail, so why not jump on board the Acela Express and take the train between Boson, NYC, Philadelphia and Washington!

Take to the open road to discover beautiful coastlines punctuated by rocky coves and long sandy beaches. Or head inland for forest landscapes dotted with tranquil lakes and mountain trails with stunning vistas.
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OUR HOLIDAYS TO EASTERN USA

Here's a selection of our most popular holidays in the Eastern USA.
If you'd like to see how you could fit this region into a wider exploration of the country - take a look at our USA Holidays page.

Best of New England
15 days / 14 nights
from €1,730
  • Boston
  • White Mountains
  • Cape Cod

  • Best of Eastern USA by Rail
    13 days / 12 nights
    from €1,461
  • Washington DC
  • Philadelphia
  • New York
  • Boston

  • Capital Region & The Blue Ridge Mountains
    12 days / 11 nights
    from €1,477
  • Washington DC
  • Shenandoah National Park
  • Eastern Shore

  • Maritime New England & New York
    14 days / 13 nights
    from €1,750
  • Boston
  • Newport
  • Southampton
  • New York

  • Empire State & Niagara Wanderer
    14 days / 13 nights
    from €1,464
  • New York & Toronto
  • Adirondacks
  • Niagara Falls

  • Eastern Discovery
    11 days / 10 nights
    from €1,472
  • Guided walking tour of Boston’s historic Freedom Trail
  • Travel through picturesque New England’s mountain villages
  • Guided tour of Quebec City
  • Tour of Gettysburg National Military Park
  • Visit to Amish farmhouse and museum
  • City tour of Washington DC
  • Visit to the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia

  • Classic Transatlantic & New York City
    10 nights
    from €2349
    With its compact size and streets – architectural treasures, old world cafes and atmospheric booksellers – New York is a wanderer’s delight. Spend three days in the Big Apple before sailing to Southampton in complete style on the world’s most iconic ocean liner before flying home.

    WHERE TO GO IN EASTERN USA

    East Coast USA Holiday highlights map
    New York
    New York, the most famous city in the world, is an exciting mix of world famous sightseeing, trendy neighbourhoods, superb museums and shopping and a buzzing atmosphere that's like nowhere else on earth.
    Chicago & the Great Lakes
    Cosmopolitan Chicago is blessed with a beautiful lake side setting, incredible skyscrapers and wonderful parks. Enjoy myriad attractions from renowned museums, architecture tours, live sports and blues clubs. Go beyond Chicago and explore the charming towns and picturesque shoreline of the mighty Great Lakes.
    Washington DC & The Capital Region
    Washington DC, the nation’s capital is home to magnificent architecture, monuments and memorials. In DC's neighbouring states you'll find the mighty mountains of Shenandoah, Virginia's colonial and civil war history and Maryland's delightful coastal towns.
    Boston
    Historic and handsome, Boston is a fascinating city to explore on foot. Walk the Freedom Trail in the footsteps of revolutionaries.
    New England
    New England offers stunning fall foliage, towering mountains, white-steepled churches and miles of dramatic coastline.
    Cape Cod
    Cape Cod is just 2 hours drive from Boston and boasts beautiful beaches, quaint villages and seaside towns. A short ferry ride takes you to idyllic Martha's Vineyard.
    Philadelphia & Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia is a vibrant city full of history and is home to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Explore the delightful Old City and soak up views of the skyline on a river cruise. Discover Pennsylvania's picturesque countryside, Amish communities and the Civil War battlefields at Gettysburg.

    OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN EASTERN USA

    Mandarin Oriental New York
    New York
    from €392
  • Restaurant & 2 bars
  • Indoor lap pool
  • Spa
  • State-of-the-art fitness centre
  • Parking from $65 per day

  • Empire Hotel
    New York
    from €75
  • Restaurant & 2 bars
  • Rooftop plunge pool & sundeck (seasonal)
  • Exercise room
  • Parking from $60 per day

  • The Godfrey Hotel Boston
    Boston
    from €129
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Café
  • Fitness room
  • Parking from $55 per day
  • Free wi-fi

  • Kimpton Hotel Palomar DC
    Washington DC
    from €69
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Small outdoor pool & sun deck (seasonal)
  • Fitness centre
  • Free wine hour
  • Free use of bikes
  • Parking from $47 per day

  • Raffaello Chicago
    Chicago
    from €90
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop bar
  • Fitness centre
  • Parking from $37 per day
  • Free wi-fi

  • Kelley House
    Cape Cod
    from €78
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free wi-fi

  • THINGS TO DO IN EASTERN USA

    Freestyle New York 3 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with 5 Attractions
    Attraction Ticket
    from €141
  • 3 day hop-on hop-off bus ticket
  • Stops at over 50 key Manhattan locations
  • Entry to 5 of the city’s most popular attractions

  • Broadway Show Tickets
    Show Tickets
    from €102
  • Numerous famous shows available
  • A New York must-do
  • Pre-book to guarantee the best seats

  • Inside Chicago Grand Tour
    Approx 4 hours
    from €61
  • See Chicago’s famous landmarks
  • Spectacular views of the city skyline

  • Washington DC Unveiled
    Approx 2 hours
    from €55
  • Unique way to see the city sights
  • Great views of Washington, DC’s key attractions
  • Local guide

  • Boston Whale Watch Cruise
    Approx 3.5 hours
    from €53
  • Fantastic whale watching opportunities
  • Onboard expert

  • The Big Apple by Helicopter
    Approx 15mins
    from €201
  • Spectacular views
  • City landmarks
  • 15 minute flight

  • When is the best time to visit East Coast USA?

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    Eastern USA Fast Facts

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    Flight Time to Eastern USA

    Approx
    7-8 hours

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    Currency

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    Recommended Immunisations

    None

    20% Discount off immunisations at our London Travel Clinic if you have booked your holiday with Trailfinders.

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    Enjoy comprehensive cover in Eastern USA from just €78 for 7 days with our superb value Single Trip Travel Insurance.

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