15 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

15 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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Route & dates

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New York City
— 2 nights
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
3
Charleston
— 2 nights
4
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
5
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
6
Key West
— 4 nights

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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. Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center Memorial Foundation. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to New York City. July in New York City sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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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 15th (Wed): examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planner.

Take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): learn about all things military at Patriots Point and then deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Sumter National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Boone Hall Plantation, make a trip to Angel Oak Tree, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Charleston online holiday planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Charleston by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. July in Charleston sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Mount Pleasant, Angel Oak Tree
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Patriots Point ©
Patriots Point
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument

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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 19th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Coastal Discovery Museum, kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Sea Pines Forest Preserve.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head vacation builder site.

Drive from Charleston to Hilton Head in 2.5 hours. 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 your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

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St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
St. On the 21st (Tue), get engrossed in the history at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., then kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery, then examine the collection at Lightner Museum, then deepen your understanding at Flagler College, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read St. Augustine attractions tool.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to St. Augustine takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; 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 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Museums · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum ©
St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fort Zachary Taylor and Truman Little White House. Take a break from the city and head to The Turtle Hospital and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step out of Key West with an excursion to Bahia Honda State Park in Big Pine Key--about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and cruise along The Overseas Highway.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West day trip planning tool.

Fly from St. Augustine to Key West in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Augustine in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 81°F in Key West. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bahia Honda State Park, The Turtle Hospital
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

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