16 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

16 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Newport
— 2 nights
Drive
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New York City
— 3 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly
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Key West
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marathon
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Miami, Fly to Savannah
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Drive

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Ocean Path, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor tour itinerary maker app.

Kalamazoo to Bar Harbor is an approximately 17-hour car ride. When traveling from Kalamazoo in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bar Harbor: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Newport.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

2
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Newport

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take an unforgettable tour with Newport Helicopter Tours, admire the striking features of The Elms, then examine the collection at The Breakers, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Cliff Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Ocean Drive Historic District, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then see the interesting displays at Newport Car Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Newport online trip maker.

You can fly from Bar Harbor to Newport in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bar Harbor in September, Newport is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

3
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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.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like New York Public Library and St. Patrick's Cathedral. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, take a stroll through Times Square, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

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Traveling by car from Newport to New York City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Newport in September, with highs in New York City at 80°F and lows at 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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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 11th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC road trip planner.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. September in Washington DC sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

2
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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.
On the 13th (Sun), visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Curry Mansion, then get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and finally cruise along The Overseas Highway.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Key West route planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Key West in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in September: high temperatures in Key West hover around 88°F and lows are around 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

2
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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.
On the 15th (Tue), see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital. On your second day here, cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive Key West and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Marathon holiday planner.

You can drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Marathon, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take an unforgettable tour with Hilton Head Heli Tours, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coligny Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head online vacation maker.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Marathon to Hilton Head in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Marathon in September, things will get slightly colder in Hilton Head: highs are around 84°F and lows about 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours