16 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

16 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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16 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Nantucket
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Newport
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
Hilton Head
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Key West
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h
7
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Manchester

1
night
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, cruise along Park Loop Road, and then don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, and then enjoy the sea views from Egg Rock Light.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Bar Harbor is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to Bar Harbor due to the time zone difference. October in Bar Harbor sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Nantucket.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Acadia National Park
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road

1
night
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. On the 22nd (Tue), visit a coastal fixture at Sankaty Head Lighthouse, get to know the fascinating history of Milestone Bog, then enjoy the sea views from Great Point Light, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nantucket United Methodist Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Madaket Beach, see the interesting displays at Whaling Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Unitarian Universalist Meeting House Nantucket, and finally don't miss a visit to St Paul's Episcopal Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nantucket driving holiday planner.

Fly from Bar Harbor to Nantucket in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Bar Harbor in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nantucket, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Newport.

Things to do in Nantucket

Historic Sites Beaches Museums
Highlights from your plan
Whaling Museum ©
Whaling Museum
Sankaty Head Lighthouse ©
Sankaty Head Lighthouse
Great Point Light ©
Great Point Light

1
night
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
On the 24th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Cliff Walk, then see the interesting displays at The Breakers, then take a memorable drive along Ocean Drive Historic District, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Discover how to plan a Newport trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Nantucket to Newport in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alder Lane Beach Access. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Burkes Beach, then sample the fine beverages at Hilton Head Distillery, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally stroll through Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hilton Head online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Newport to Hilton Head in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Newport in October, things will get a bit warmer in Hilton Head: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Hilton Head

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

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Forsyth Park. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Historic Savannah Theatre, stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, and finally explore the galleries of Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Savannah trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Savannah takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Tybee Island
Highlights from your plan
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery
Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters ©

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): cruise along The Overseas Highway, sample the fine beverages at Key West Distilling, then steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Key West trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Savannah to Key West takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Savannah in October, expect Key West to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
The Overseas Highway ©
The Overseas Highway

2
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 inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Key West to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Key West, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks 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

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