13 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

13 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock East Coast of USA sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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Key West
— 1 night
Drive
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Marathon
— 1 night
Drive
3
Fort Lauderdale
— 2 nights
Drive
4
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savannah
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hilton Head
— 1 night
Drive
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Charleston
— 1 night
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Key West

— 1 night

Conch Republic

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, sample the fine beverages at Key West First Legal Rum Distillery, learn about winemaking at The Key West Winery, then go for a walk through Key West Garden Club, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at West Martello Tower.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West driving holiday site.

Chicago to Key West is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Key West due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in July: high temperatures in Key West hover around 89°F and lows are around 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Marathon

— 1 night

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see the vivid underwater world at Sombrero Reef, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and finally view the masterpieces at Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Marathon online holiday planner.

You can drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Marathon are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Fort Lauderdale

— 2 nights

Venice of America

Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Airboat Rides Fort Lauderdale. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on Airboat Rides Fort Lauderdale, then examine the collection at International Swimming Hall of Fame, then enjoy the sand and surf at Las Olas Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Lauderdale Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Lauderdale trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Fort Lauderdale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Fort Lauderdale are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

St. Augustine

— 2 nights
St. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Vilano Beach, race across the water with a speed boat tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine, and finally take an in-depth tour of Medieval Torture Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Villa Zorayda Museum, contemplate the long history of Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Memorial Presbyterian Church, then take an in-depth tour of The Oldest Store Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Spanish Military Hospital Museum, and finally stroll around Plaza de la Constitucion.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our St. Augustine attractions planner.

Drive from Fort Lauderdale to St. Augustine in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In July in St. Augustine, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Savannah.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Savannah

— 3 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Plantation Carriage Tours as well as Savannah Historic District. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum and Mickve Israel Temple. Your inner history buff will appreciate Olde Pink House and First African Baptist Church. Change things up with a short trip to Tybee Island Beach in Tybee Island (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, make a trip to Historic River Street, stroll around Forsyth Park, and stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery.

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

You can drive from St. Augustine to Savannah in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 74°F. On the 24th (Sat), you're off to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Hilton Head

— 1 night
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Folly Field Beach Park, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and then stroll through Hilton Head Island Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Savannah to Hilton Head takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hilton Head can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Charleston

— 1 night
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Nathaniel Russell House.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Hilton Head to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Charleston sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 75°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Museums
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