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: Minneapolis
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
New York City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h
3
Nags Head
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Hilton Head
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
5
Marathon
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​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 11th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road, then delve into the lush surroundings at Indian Point Blagden Preserve, and then take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, then examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, and then step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bar Harbor day trip planning website .

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 moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In June, Bar Harbor is little chillier than Minneapolis - with highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Indian Point Blagden Preserve, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take a stroll through Times Square, and then admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building. On the next day, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the New York City road trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bar Harbor to New York City in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bar Harbor in June, with highs in New York City at 80°F and lows at 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Nags Head.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

2
nights
Nags Head

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.
On the 15th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier, and then enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nags Head day trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from New York City to Nags Head takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Nags Head can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Nags Head

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
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 17th (Mon), race across the water with a speed boat tour, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coligny Beach.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hilton Head online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Nags Head to Hilton Head in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Hilton Head

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

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 19th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Marathon day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hilton Head to Marathon takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Marathon when traveling from Hilton Head in June, with lows around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

2
nights
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 21st (Fri), take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, then brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and finally admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West trip itinerary planning app .

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Fishing Charters & Tours
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

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