13 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

13 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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13 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
2
Nags Head
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Hilton Head
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Charleston
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
5
Marco Island
— 1 day
ferry:  2​h 30​min
6
Key West
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Marathon
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Panama City Beach
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 30​min
9
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Kalamazoo

2
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, explore and take pictures at Park Loop Road, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bar Harbor using our trip planner.

Kalamazoo to Bar Harbor is an approximately 9-hour flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kalamazoo in July: highs in Bar Harbor hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nags Head.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Acadia National Park
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Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road
Gorham Mountain Trail ©
Gorham Mountain Trail
Shore Path ©
Shore Path

1
day
Nags Head

Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, then explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nags Head driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of shuttle, bus, flight, and car from Bar Harbor to Nags Head in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bar Harbor in July: high temperatures in Nags Head hover around 85°F and lows are around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Nags Head

Nature Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Parasailing & Paragliding, Wright Brothers National Memorial
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): race across the water with a speed boat tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally stroll through Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head trip tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Nags Head to Hilton Head takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
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 25th (Thu), make a trip to Riley Waterfront Park, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then explore the striking landscape at Angel Oak Tree, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Charleston visit planning app .

Drive from Hilton Head to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Charleston are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Marco Island.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Angel Oak Tree
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Angel Oak Tree ©
Angel Oak Tree
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Joe Riley Waterfront Park ©
Joe Riley Waterfront Park

1
day
Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. On the 26th (Fri), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Marco Island day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Charleston to Marco Island takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Marco Island sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Key West.

Things to do in Marco Island

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

1
night
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 27th (Sat), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Key West route app .

Traveling by ferry from Marco Island to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Marco Island in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 81°F in Key West. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Fishing Charters & Tours
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

1
night
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 28th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, then kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and finally stroll through Bahia Honda State Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Marathon trip planning app .

Take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

1
day
Panama City Beach

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then meet the residents at Gulf World Marine Park, and then kick back and relax at Panama City Beach.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Panama City Beach vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Marathon to Panama City Beach takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Panama City Beach when traveling from Marathon in July, with lows around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake Erie State Park and Zoar Valley Multiple Use Area. Take a break from the city and head to Cave of the Winds and Devil's Hole State Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, head off the coast to Three Sisters Island, hike along Niagara Gorge Trail, and head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Niagara Falls road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Panama City Beach to Niagara Falls takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Panama City Beach in July; daily highs in Niagara Falls reach 81°F and lows reach 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Erie State Park, Niagara Jet Adventures, Zoar Valley Multiple Use Area
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Jet Adventures ©
Niagara Jet Adventures
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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