10 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

10 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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10 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Mobile
Drive:  1​h
1
Pensacola
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h
2
Key West
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
St. Augustine
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Asheville
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Mobile

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Pensacola

Pensacola ©
Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum and then kick back and relax at Pensacola Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Pensacola online route planner .

Mobile to Pensacola is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Pensacola can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Pensacola

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Pensacola Beach
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Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum ©
Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Tue), take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway, then take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House, and then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor.

To find where to stay and tourist information, go to the Key West day trip tool .

You can fly from Pensacola to Key West in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Pensacola to Key West is 1 hour. In July in Key West, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 81°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Historic Sites Scenic Drive
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The Overseas Highway ©
The Overseas Highway
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

1
night
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, then visit a coastal fixture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Augustine Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the St. Augustine trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Key West to St. Augustine in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in St. Augustine when traveling from Key West in July, with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine ©
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

2
nights
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.
On the 11th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coligny Beach. On your second day here, get interesting insight from Tours and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head road trip planner .

Drive from St. Augustine to Hilton Head in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hilton Head can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
On the 13th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC holiday planning app .

Getting from Hilton Head to Washington DC by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. July in Washington DC sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
The National Archives Museum ©
The National Archives Museum

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Step off the beaten path and head to Forbidden Caverns and Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook. Visiting Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Blue Ridge Pkwy will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Asheville side-trips: Gatlinburg (Zipline, Tennessee Homemade Wines, & more).

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Asheville day trip site .

Getting from Washington DC to Asheville by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect Asheville to be slightly colder, temps between 84°F and 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Forbidden Caverns, Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines
Forbidden Caverns ©
Forbidden Caverns

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