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: Minneapolis
Fly:  9​h
1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
2
New York City
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Charleston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis

1
night
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island, admire all the interesting features of Park Loop Road, and then take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain. On the next day, examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor online trip maker .

Minneapolis to Bar Harbor is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Bar Harbor is 1 hour. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, things will get little chillier in Bar Harbor: highs are around 75°F and lows about 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
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Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Land Bridge to Bar Island
Land Bridge to Bar Island

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to Times Square, and then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New York City online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bar Harbor to New York City takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, New York City is somewhat warmer than Bar Harbor - with highs of 84°F and lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Korean War Veterans Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC driving holiday planning tool .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
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night
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 5th (Mon), walk around Joe Riley Waterfront Park, then snap pictures at Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Angel Oak Tree, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Charleston road trip tool .

Getting from Washington DC to Charleston by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Angel Oak Tree
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Joe Riley Waterfront Park ©
Joe Riley Waterfront Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge ©
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge

2
nights
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 6th (Tue), kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then stroll through Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Coastal Discovery Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hilton Head trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Charleston to Hilton Head in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hilton Head can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Speed Boats Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. On the 8th (Thu), sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, then get engrossed in the history at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and finally kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Flagler College, see the interesting displays at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, and then don't miss a visit to St. George Street.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our St. Augustine trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to St. Augustine takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. August in St. Augustine sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Museums Parks Beaches
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St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

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