16 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

16 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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16 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + shuttle:  13​h 30​min
Marathon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Nantucket
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

2
days
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Marathon online driving holiday planner .

London, UK to Marathon is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from London in July, expect nights in Marathon to be warmer, around 31°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park
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The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

2
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.
On the 27th (Fri), take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take an in-depth tour of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Zachary Taylor.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Key West trip planner .

You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Historic Sites
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

3
days
New York City

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.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ellis Island and St. Patrick's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New York City online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Key West to New York City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Key West in July, plan for little chillier nights in New York City, with lows around 26°C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nantucket.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

2
days
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. On the 2nd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Whaling Museum, then stroll through Madaket Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Sankaty Head Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Cisco Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Brant Point Lighthouse, then examine the collection at Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Egan Maritime's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nantucket trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Nantucket takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In August, Nantucket is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Nantucket

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Cisco Beach ©
Cisco Beach
Whaling Museum ©
Whaling Museum
Sankaty Head Lighthouse ©
Sankaty Head Lighthouse

3
days
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island

Acadia National Park ©
The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
Popular historic sites such as Egg Rock Light and St. Saviour's Church : are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Little Hunters Beach and Shore Path. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, stroll through Echo Lake Beach, head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, and grab your bike and head to Carriage Roads.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Acadia National Park itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Nantucket to Acadia National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nantucket in August since evenings lows in Acadia National Park dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Bar Harbor
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Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Mount Desert Island ©
Mount Desert Island

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