15 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

15 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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15 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Shuttle:  10​h 45​min
1
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Tybee Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  5​h
5
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

3
nights
Marathon, Florida Keys

Marathon ©
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 2nd (Fri): kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, take in the exciting artwork at Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery, and then choose your vessel at Robbie's of Islamorada.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Marathon trip itinerary builder .

San Francisco to Marathon is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Marathon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Marathon: highs are around 86°F and lows about 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Truman Little White House and Fort Zachary Taylor. Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum and Mel Fisher Maritime Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway, look for gifts at Peppers Of Key West, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and tour the water at your own pace with Far Out Fishing Charters.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Key West trip planner .

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in October, and nighttime lows around 77°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Tybee Island.

Things to do in Key West

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

2
nights
Tybee Island

Tybee Island
Tybee Island is a city and barrier island located in Chatham County, Georgia, 18 miles (29 km) east of Savannah, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Pulaski National Monument, then stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, and finally stroll through Forsyth Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tybee Island Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Savannah River Beach.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tybee Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Key West to Tybee Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Key West in October: high temperatures in Tybee Island hover around 76°F and lows are around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Tybee Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Savannah
Highlights from your plan
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument

2
nights
Hilton Head

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 10th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, stroll through Coligny Beach, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hilton Head trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Tybee Island to Hilton Head takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Hilton Head can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spas & Wellness

4
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Let the collections at American Museum of Natural History and Frick Collection capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, examine the collection at New York Public Library, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New York City travel route app .

Getting from Hilton Head to New York City by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, New York City is slightly colder than Hilton Head - with highs of 68°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

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

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