11 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

11 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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11 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
Hilton Head
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
Marathon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Key West
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Truro
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Cincinnati

1
night
Hilton Head

Hilton Head ©
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Burkes Beach and then hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head trip planner .

Cincinnati to Hilton Head is an approximately 4-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cincinnati in August since evenings lows in Hilton Head dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Hilton Head

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach

1
night
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 7th (Tue), kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center and then see some colorful creatures with Robbie's of Islamorada.

Before you visit Marathon, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Hilton Head to Marathon by combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Bahia Honda State Park, Robbie's of Islamorada
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Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Thu), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then admire all the interesting features of Fort Zachary Taylor.

Plan a Key West trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Oak Bluffs.

Things to do in Key West

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

2
nights
Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard

Oak Bluffs ©
Oak Bluffs is a town located on the island of Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Menemsha Hills and Norton Point Beach. Get in touch with nature at Menemsha Public Beach and Lucy Vincent Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Gay Head Lighthouse in Aquinnah (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lambert's Cove Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Oak Bluffs day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Key West to Oak Bluffs takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, flight, and bus. While traveling from Key West, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Oak Bluffs, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Truro.

Things to do in Oak Bluffs

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Chilmark, Edgartown, Gay Head Lighthouse, Lambert's Cove Beach, Menemsha Public Beach
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Menemsha Hills ©
Menemsha Hills
Lucy Vincent Beach ©
Lucy Vincent Beach
Lambert's Cove Beach ©
Lambert's Cove Beach

3
nights
Truro

Truro ©
Truro is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, comprising two villages: Truro and North Truro. We've included these beaches for you: Head of the Meadow Beach and Coast Guard Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like White Crest Beach and Duck Harbor Beach. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Corn Hill Beach and stroll through Longnook Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Truro online trip maker .

Drive from Oak Bluffs to Truro in 2.5 hours. In August in Truro, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Truro

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Wellfleet
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Head of the Meadow Beach ©
Head of the Meadow Beach
White Crest Beach ©
White Crest Beach
Corn Hill Beach ©
Corn Hill Beach

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