17 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

17 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock East Coast of USA sightseeing planner

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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly
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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Fly
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Key West
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nags Head
— 1 night
Fly
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New York City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive to Rockland, Fly to Milwaukee

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Washington DC

— 2 nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Korean War Veterans Memorial and National Gallery of Art. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary app.

Milwaukee to Washington DC is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Milwaukee to Washington DC is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Milwaukee in August: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 87°F and lows are around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Myrtle Beach

— 2 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. On the 16th (Mon), take a memorable tour with Tours, kick back and relax at Myrtle Beach, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Barefoot Landing, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Broadway at the Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Myrtle Beach trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Myrtle Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. In August in Myrtle Beach, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Hilton Head

— 2 nights
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 18th (Wed): trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront activity at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina and then stroll through Coligny Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head day trip website.

Drive from Myrtle Beach to Hilton Head in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. August in Hilton Head sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Outdoors · Spas · Beaches

Key West

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dry Tortugas National Park. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor, then contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Key West trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Hilton Head to Key West by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Hilton Head in August since evenings lows in Key West dip to 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Nags Head.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Nags Head

— 1 night
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and then contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nags Head tour itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Nags Head takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Key West in August, expect Nags Head to be slightly colder, temps between 83°F and 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Nags Head

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

New York City

— 3 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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Nags Head to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In August, daytime highs in New York City are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Newport

— 2 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
On the 26th (Thu), take a memorable drive along Ocean Drive Historic District, examine the collection at The Breakers, and then get to know the fascinating history of Cliff Walk. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Marble House, tour in style with a train tour, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Newport trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Newport by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in August, with highs in Newport at 79°F and lows at 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 2 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island, and then identify plant and animal life at Shore Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bar Harbor road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Newport to Bar Harbor takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Newport in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bar Harbor, with lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trip