17 days in East Coast of USA & Philadelphia Itinerary

17 days in East Coast of USA & Philadelphia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Key West
— 3 nights
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Amelia Island
— 1 night
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Savannah
— 1 night
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Charleston
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 1 night
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Key West

— 3 nights

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.
Key West is known for wildlife, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take an in-depth tour of Key West Firehouse Museum.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West tour itinerary builder site.

Atlanta to Key West is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Atlanta in May, with lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to fly to Amelia Island.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Amelia Island

— 1 night
The southernmost Sea Island off the coast of Florida, Amelia Island takes its name from Princess Amelia of England.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Seaside Park, get a new perspective on things with SemperFi Charters, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Marlin & Barrel Distillery, and finally stop by Pelindaba Lavender Amelia Island.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Amelia Island road trip website.

You can fly from Key West to Amelia Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Key West in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Amelia Island, with lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Amelia Island

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

Savannah

— 1 night

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): wander the streets of Savannah Historic District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mickve Israel Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then learn about all things military at Webb Military Museum, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ghost Coast Distillery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Savannah sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Amelia Island to Savannah takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in May, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Charleston

— 3 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Charleston is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Sullivan's Island Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Battery & White Point Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Folly Beach Public Beach, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Charleston vacation planner.

Getting from Savannah to Charleston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in May, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

New York City

— 4 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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Times Square, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the New York City day trip site.

You can fly from Charleston to New York City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, New York City is slightly colder than Charleston - with highs of 69°F and lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
On the 14th (Fri), savor the flavors at Philly Brew Tours, then wander the streets of Society Hill, then contemplate the long history of Powel House, and finally walk around Franklin Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens, explore the world behind art at Brandywine River Museum of Art, and then take a stroll through Boathouse Row.

For more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia travel route planning tool.

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 1 night
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 16th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Washington Monument.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums