18 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

18 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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18 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Adelaide
Fly + bus:  29​h
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Nantucket
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h
Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
Key West
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Marathon
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  30​h
Adelaide

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.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

Adelaide, Australia to New York City is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -14 hour difference. Traveling from Adelaide in August, expect New York City to be much warmer, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nantucket.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

2
days
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): examine the collection at Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum and then kick back and relax at Madaket Beach. On the next day, examine the collection at Whaling Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cisco Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from Sankaty Head Lighthouse.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nantucket trip planning website .

Fly from New York City to Nantucket in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. Traveling from New York City in August, things will get slightly colder in Nantucket: highs are around 28°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Nantucket

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

2
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.
On the 12th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain. On the next day, head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, kick back and relax at Little Hunters Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Saviour's Episcopal Church.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Acadia National Park route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Nantucket to Acadia National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect little chillier evenings in Acadia National Park when traveling from Nantucket in August, with lows around 17°C. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Oak Bluffs.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trip

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

2
days
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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): kick back and relax at Lambert's Cove Beach, then kick back and relax at Menemsha Hills, and then visit a coastal fixture at Gay Head Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Flying Horses Carousel, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Edgartown Lighthouse, and finally stroll through Joseph Sylvia State Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Oak Bluffs tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Acadia National Park to Oak Bluffs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Oak Bluffs

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Edgartown, Lambert's Cove Beach, Gay Head Lighthouse, Menemsha Hills
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Menemsha Hills ©
Menemsha Hills
Lambert's Cove Beach ©
Lambert's Cove Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

2
days
Key West

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, and finally admire all the interesting features of The Overseas Highway.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Oak Bluffs to Key West in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, taxi, and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Oak Bluffs in August; daily highs in Key West reach 37°C and lows reach 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stroll through Sombrero Beach, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, take in the exciting artwork at Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery, and then tour the water at your own pace with Robbie's of Islamorada.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Marathon trip app .

You can drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marathon

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

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