Planner for Road trip along EAST COAST (USA)

This summer I took East Coast trip in USA. East Coast is amazing with full of history, scenic locations like falls, lakes, forests, beaches and a major educational/ commercial hub of USA.

Road trip
Along East Coast

This trip is a round trip starting from New York and ending at New York.  There are many itineraries on search engines and travel websites for East Coast trip. After researching I have designed final itinerary.  

Let's Go


New York  – 2 nights (Click here to read about New York – Things to do in NYC)

Times Square Center - New York


Boston  – 1 night


Buffalo or Niagara – 1 night (Click here to read about Niagara)

Nigara Falls

Pittsburg – 1 night


Washington D.C. – 1 night

Washington D.C.

Philadelphia – 1 night

Back to New york.  3 nights

Total 10 nights.

  • We rented a car from New York. Take full insurance and toll pass card to be tension free.
  • There are two types of road system like with toll or without toll.  If distance is large prefer Toll road as it is much faster, many stop over restaurants and lodging. But if distance is small then take Toll free road.

Full Detailed Itinerary with cities in between

  1. New York to Boston

 * Bridgeport

            * New Haven

            * New London

            * Rhodes Island

            * Warwick

            * West Greenwhich

            *  Providence

On the way

 2. Boston to Buffalo

            *  Worcester

            * Springfield

            * Lennox


            * Saratoga Springs

            * Black River Wild Forest 

            * Cooperstown

            * Syracuse

            * Rochester


3.  Buffalo to Pittsburg

             * Niagara Falls

            * Lake Erie Beach

            * Sandy Lake

            * Grove City

            * Prospect

  4.  Pittsburg to Washington

            * Irwin

            * Seven Springs

            * Crystal Spring

            * Hagerstown

            *  Rockville

Fuel Stopovers

5.  Washington to Philadelphia

           * Annapolis

           *  Baltimore

           * Wilmington

           * Chester


  6. Philadelphia to New York

           * Trenton

           * Princeton

           * Morris town

           * Woodbury Premium Outlet Mall(nice Shopping Destination)

           * Englewood

           * Manhattan

 7. Back to New york

I want to go again


Snapshot of the road map –



Soon writeups on individual cities are coming up of what to see and what to do, hotel reviews and other necessary details.

Tips for renting a car:- 

  • If you are taking a full tank then return car in full tank mode, it works like the mode you are taking the car you have to return in that way.
  • Properly neat and clean car is given to you so keep in mind that do not return dirty car. Wash before returning either manually or on automatic wash areas on fuel stations.
  • Always take full car insurance to be tension free.
  • Take toll car reader on rent which is at extra cost around 20$ for 1week, but toll amount is extra because sometimes we have to take TOLL road. This toll amount comes after 2 weeks and is deducted from your credit card.
  • Per day cost of renting a 4 seater car is around 60-90 $ without fuel.

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  1. What a nice itinerary! I don’t know the east coast except for NY. I would love to visit Pittsburg, the architecture seems interesting there!

  2. We are very much fascinated by the road trips in the US there is so much to explore from the historical sites to wonderful natural sites. The road trip along the East Coast trip in the USA sounds fab. New York is high on the list and the Niagara is definitely unmissable. Thanks for these great tips on car renting.

  3. WOW sounds like an epic 10 day adventure and one awesome road trip! Your stops look like they will be very interesting and I cant wait to read more about it. I have always wanted to do a USA road trip so I better save this for my future travels.

  4. This reminds me of the East Coast road trip we did back in 2013. Some great tips out there. We also did a little bit Virginia as well. Would love to do this again sometime soon.

  5. I really love that not only did you go to the main cities in the Northeast but you also went to small towns that the majority of population looks over just because it is not as popular. Really would love to go on a road trip throughout the Northeast to see all of the beautiful scenarios you captured through your pictures!

  6. This looks like a really nice itinerary. You really planned it out well for a 7 day period. I am looking forward to reading the individual posts of each place you visited.

  7. Greetings! Thanks so much for all the insights! I am planning on going on my own east coast road trip. I was wondering, can you share how much you spent in total? thanks in advance!!

  8. I used to live in New York and Massachusetts so got to see quite a bit of that. But there are plenty of places I didn’t get to visit, like Buffalo, Pittsburg, or Philly. This is a nice itinerary to hit a lot of those spots in a short period of time and I bet it’ll come in handy down the road

  9. Lovely guide! I didn’t realize you could fit in so much in such a short timespan, but it sounds like you hit a lot of great cities. 🙂 Would love to go back to the east coast and hit more than just New York and Washington D.C. We will definitely keep your planner in mind when we do return! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Always wanted to do a proper east coast trip (other than Montreal – New york) This itinerary isn’t bad at all for those that never visited DC and Boston. Was thinking of doing a trip all along to Florida!

  11. Thanks for the tips on renting the car. ..I have never rented one in the US and this sure is useful. I would want to spend more time in NYC, just cos I have heard so much about it. Also, I would love to try out loads of American food…and some good juicy burgers!

  12. Sounds like a great trip. A few years ago we did the entire east coast – NY to Florida, and it was the most amazing trip, it’s crazy how different the country is from state to state.

  13. I loved East Coast when i went there this Spring. I covered a lot of places that you did. Except for few. It’s a fantastic guide. Wish I had seen it before my visit then I would have not missed even those few places that i missed.

  14. USA is ideal for road trips. I have already heard great things about the East Coast. One of my aunt lives in USA and she keeps calling me there. Maybe I should try a trip soon. Your blog is giving me new life goals. Cheers.

    1. yes it was super hectic in 10 days. But if you plan it and wake up early then it is possible. But after coming back I slept like crazy.

  15. That’s a great itinerary with all the necessary tips and information. We did West Coast couple of years back, East Coast is still to be done. This post will be helpful in planning whenever we do. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  16. Thanks for the suggestions, these will surely help out. There isn’t any information available on internet which will provide all such itinerary for trip.

  17. I already read the other blog post you had up and commented on there. So I am here commenting on this post. I live in PA so its cool that traveled around here. I’ve only been to Philly once or twice and Pittsburgh once.

  18. Thanks for the tips ! My partner and I went over to states last year for coachella and drove an RV down from San Fran then across to Dallas. USA is amazing!

    This trip is next for me 🙌🏼🙌🏼

  19. The East Coast of the USA makes for an amazing road trip, whether you pick north, south, or Mid-Atlantic like this trip. I can never get enough of New York & Boston–they’re two of my favorites cities in the country, and possibly in the world! So glad you got a chance to check out some of the smaller cities along the way, too.

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