12 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

12 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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12 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
2
Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Key West
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Kill Devil Hills
— 1 day
+3
Drive + Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 15​min
5
Ogunquit
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
6
Newport
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Zurich

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as New York Public Library and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, and walk around Central Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Zurich to New York City. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in October; daily highs in New York City reach 24°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Savannah.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, then stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, and finally walk around Forsyth Park. Keep things going the next day: listen to music at Historic Savannah Theatre, enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Savannah online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Savannah takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from New York City in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Savannah, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tybee Island, Hilton Head
Highlights from your plan
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument

1
day
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 11th (Fri), learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, and finally cruise along The Overseas Highway.

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Traveling by flight from Savannah to Key West takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Savannah in October, with highs in Key West at 35°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

1
day
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, then take in the exciting artwork at The Bird Store - The Outer Banks Wildlife Gallery, then visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, and finally explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kill Devil Hills online travel route planner .

Getting from Key West to Kill Devil Hills by combination of flight and car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. In October, Kill Devil Hills is slightly colder than Key West - with highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Nags Head
Highlights from your plan
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park

1
day
Ogunquit

Ogunquit ©
Ogunquit means "beautiful place by the sea" in the language of the Native Americans who inhabited the region long ago, and this remains an accurate description of this holiday destination today.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Strawbery Banke Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, then wander the streets of Perkins Cove, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ogunquit trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Kill Devil Hills to Ogunquit in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kill Devil Hills in October, expect nights in Ogunquit to be much colder, around 3°C, while days are slightly colder, around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Nubble Lighthouse, Strawbery Banke Museum
Highlights from your plan
Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Thames Glass, then see the interesting displays at The Breakers, then get to know the fascinating history of Cliff Walk, and finally admire all the interesting features of Ocean Drive Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): steep yourself in history at The Elms, contemplate the long history of Fort Adams State Park, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of WaterFire Providence.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Newport trip planner .

You can drive from Ogunquit to Newport in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ogunquit in October since evenings lows in Newport dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

WaterFire
Highlights from your plan
The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Fort Adams State Park ©
Fort Adams State Park
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District

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