21 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

21 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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21 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Berlin
Fly:  11​h 30​min
New York City
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 45​min
St. Augustine
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Savannah
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
Key West
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Marathon
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Berlin

4
days
New York City

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and St. Patrick's Cathedral. 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in New York City are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to St. Augustine.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral

3
days
St. Augustine

St. Take a break from the city and head to St. Augustine Beach and Fort Matanzas National Monument. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Beach at Daytona Beach and Flagler College. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum and sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Augustine trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from New York City to St. Augustine in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, St. Augustine is a bit warmer than New York City - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Beach at Daytona Beach
Highlights from your plan
Beach at Daytona Beach
Fort Matanzas National Monument

3
days
Savannah

Savannah is the oldest city in the U.S.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fort Pulaski National Monument and Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Tybee Island Beach and The Olde Pink House. The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Forsyth Park, don't miss a visit to River Street Savannah, and enjoy some music at Historic Savannah Theatre.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Savannah holiday planner.

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Savannah takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Tybee Island
Highlights from your plan
Tybee Island Beach
Bonaventure Cemetery

2
days
Hilton Head

Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stroll through Coligny Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Driessen Beach Park, then hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hilton Head travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Savannah to Hilton Head in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Coligny Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

3
days
Key West

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Popular historic sites such as Truman Little White House and Fort Zachary Taylor are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and Dry Tortugas National Park. There's lots more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, cruise along The Overseas Highway, and visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Key West holiday planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hilton Head to Key West in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hilton Head in May, Key West is a bit warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dry Tortugas National Park
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
days
Marathon

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and Bahia Honda State Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sombrero Beach and Dolphin Research Center. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Marathon vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Marathon, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bahia Honda State Park, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach
The Turtle Hospital

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