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: Sydney
Fly + Train:  25​h
1
Niagara Falls
— 1 day
Bus + Fly:  5​h
2
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Savannah
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
St. Augustine, Florida
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Shuttle:  7​h 30​min
6
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

1
day
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then learn about winemaking at A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip itinerary maker .

Sydney, Australia to Niagara Falls is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Niagara Falls is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Sydney in May, Niagara Falls is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard ©
A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our New York City day trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Niagara Falls in May since evenings lows in New York City dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel 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
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC journey maker .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

3
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Get some historical perspective at Fort Pulaski National Monument and Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bonaventure Cemetery and Colonial Park Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Savannah side-trips: Hilton Head (Pirate's Island Adventure Golf, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more) and Tybee Island Beach (in Tybee Island). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Olde Pink House, don't miss a visit to River Street Savannah, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Forsyth Park.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Savannah day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Savannah takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in May; daily highs in Savannah reach 33°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tybee Island, Hilton Head
Highlights from your plan
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum

2
nights
St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, then enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, and then see the interesting displays at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery, then kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach, and then explore and take pictures at Flagler College.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our St. Augustine trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Savannah to St. Augustine in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in St. Augustine are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Fri), kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, then view the masterpieces at Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery, and then choose your vessel at Robbie's of Islamorada.

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

Drive from St. Augustine to Marathon in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from St. Augustine in May since evenings lows in Marathon dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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

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