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1. Posted by conxita (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

We are 2 adults and 2 children (9 and 12) and we are going to spend our holidays at the East Coast from 30th of August to 10th of September.
30th- flight to Washington
31st in the afternoon we will take a bus to NY
1st, 2nd in NY and the 3rd in the morning we will take the train to Boston, and we will visit the city this day
4rt, 5th and 6th we are going to visit Niagara Falls and Toronto by car
7th morning we are going to take a flight to Orlando and spend there till 10th in the morning when we will take a domestic flight to DC and back home.
Wchich is your opinion about this plan? Could you suggest anything?


2. Posted by adam3809 (Budding Member 47 posts) 9y


I think that you are not spending enough time in NY. I would cut out Boston and spend more time in NY. Just my opinion.

3. Posted by samnason (Budding Member 14 posts) 9y

What sort of things do you want to see while in the US? It looks like you will be spending most of your vacation traveling, so you may want to cut your trip down to 3 cities.

Enjoy Orlando since you are travelling with kids. Do you have plans for Disney or Universal while you are there? If you visiting Disney, allow 3 full days, as there is a lot to do there. Also try to stay on Disney property as it will make the trip so easy and enjoyable using their transport, and the hotels are so nicely themed.

DC has a lot of free museums and attractions, but for kids I would recommend the Zoo, the Natural History museum, and if you can squeeze it in the Spy Museum. If you plan to do Disney, skip the zoo as Disney's Animal Kingdom is better than any zoo I've ever been to.

I should mention that on the days you are travelling it will be very hot, especially in Florida, so be prepared for that.

4. Posted by samnason (Budding Member 14 posts) 9y

I should add that when looking for domestic flights, look up Southwest Airlines. They are cheap and friendly!

5. Posted by conxita (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

Thanks a lot for your help

6. Posted by partyk1d24 (Budding Member 10 posts) 9y


I think that you are not spending enough time in NY. I would cut out Boston and spend more time in NY. Just my opinion.

Really because I like Boston a lot better then NYC, especially if you have kids. You can do the History walk, Check out Harvard, spend a day in the Cape and much more. NYC I have never been a big fan of, its over priced (even more then Boston), crowded, and every other block is dirty. There are some pretty neat things in NYC, Wall-Street, Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Museums, etc but I think the kids would get more out of Boston.

Just my opinion

As for Orlando,

Here I am a little more of a professional (I used to work for the mouse). You have limited time but I would try to it up a few parks if you can. Due to your Schedule (I believe you said you will be there for 3 days) I would recommend 2 days in the parks and 1 day trip to the beach (and or Space Complex). I would divide the 2 days in the parks as follows...

Day 1: Magic Kingdom (Still the greatest park) This way you get the "Magical" experience right away.
Afternoon: Epcot Illuminations is a must see but Wishes at MK is cool too.
Day 2: Animal Kingdom (the animals are more active in the morning and around feeding time)
Afternoon: MGM all I can say is Fantasmic

This divides it up so you have a large and a small park on each day, giving you a better chance to see everything. Now my one warning is that some stuff in Epcot (and AK for that matter) close early so you may not be able to catch all of that.

As for the beach I personally like Clearwater (approx 1.15 hour drive) but Cape Canaveral is a little closer (45 mins) and may be better for the kids.

Hope this helps