15 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

15 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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Newport
— 1 night
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Key West
— 1 night
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Marathon
— 2 nights
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St. Augustine
— 3 nights
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights

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Newport

Newport ©

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the striking features of The Elms, see the interesting displays at The Breakers, and then trek along Cliff Walk. On your second day here, take a memorable drive along Ocean Drive Historic District, then contemplate the long history of Marble House, then see the world from above with Newport Helicopter Tours, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Boston to Newport is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
The Elms ©
The Elms
Cliff Walk ©
Cliff Walk
The Breakers ©
The Breakers

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New York City

New York City ©

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at New York Public Library, stroll through Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, and admire the striking features of Empire State Building.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Newport to New York City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Newport in September, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 80°F and 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

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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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Key West

Key West ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, then steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, then take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Key West online route planner.

You can fly from New York City to Key West in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Key West reach 88°F and lows reach 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

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Marathon

Marathon ©

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 18th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, then snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, and then kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Marathon trip builder website.

Drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in September, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

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St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
St. Let the collections at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. and St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Augustine Beach and St. Augustine Distillery. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Wild Reserve, get interesting insight from Tours, see the interesting displays at Lightner Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read St. Augustine trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Marathon to St. Augustine takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Marathon in September: high temperatures in St. Augustine hover around 85°F and lows are around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
St. Augustine Wild Reserve ©
St. Augustine Wild Reserve

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take an unforgettable tour with Hilton Head Heli Tours, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Sea Pines Forest Preserve. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hilton Head journey maker site.

Getting from St. Augustine to Hilton Head by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
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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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.
On the 25th (Fri), ponder the world of politics at White House, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Hilton Head to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Hilton Head in September since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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