15 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

15 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock East Coast of USA tour itinerary planner

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Drive
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Newport
— 1 night
Fly
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New York City
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Key West
— 1 night
Drive
4
Marathon
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Miami, Fly to St. Augustine
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St. Augustine
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly

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Newport

— 1 night

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 fly to New York City.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

New York City

— 3 nights

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 St. Patrick's Cathedral and 9/11 Memorial. 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, go for a walk through 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.

Fly from Newport to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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 fly to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, then get engrossed in the 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 5 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

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Marathon

— 2 nights

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): stroll through 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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dolphin Research Center and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

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 travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

St. Augustine

— 3 nights
St. Explore hidden gems such as St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. and Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. Get a sense of the local culture at Old City and Medieval Torture Museum. The adventure continues: stroll through St. Augustine Beach, take an in-depth tour of St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery, and examine the collection at Lightner Museum.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Augustine road trip planning tool.

Getting from Marathon to St. Augustine by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Marathon in September, expect St. Augustine to be a bit cooler, temps between 85°F and 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Hilton Head

— 2 nights
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 Helicopter, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings 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: fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. 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 catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Washington DC

— 2 nights
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 3.5 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 fly back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip