17 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

17 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock East Coast of USA route builder

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Key West
— 1 night
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Savannah
— 2 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
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Nags Head
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Newport
— 2 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
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Key West

— 1 night

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 1st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Keep things going the next day: cruise along The Overseas Highway, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and finally examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum.

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Fort Wayne to Key West is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In August, Key West is a bit warmer than Fort Wayne - with highs of 90°F and lows of 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Savannah.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Savannah

— 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 3rd (Tue), brush up on your military savvy at Old Fort Jackson, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, stroll around Forsyth Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to Historic River Street. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Tybee Island Light Station And Museum, then contemplate the long history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Savannah tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Key West to Savannah in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Key West in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 74°F in Savannah. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Myrtle Beach

— 2 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Myrtle Beach, then shop like a local with Broadway at the Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Barefoot Landing, then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then experience the excitement of Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach route builder tool.

Getting from Savannah to Myrtle Beach by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Myrtle Beach are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Nags Head.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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 7th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, then explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and then visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nags Head trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Myrtle Beach to Nags Head takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. In August, daytime highs in Nags Head are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Nags Head

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Washington DC

— 3 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Arlington National Cemetery and Washington National Cathedral. You'll explore and learn at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and National Gallery of Art. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, ponder the world of politics at White House, and see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC travel planning app.

You can fly from Nags Head to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In August in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like New York Public Library and St. Patrick's Cathedral. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, take a stroll through Times Square, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

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You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to fly to Newport.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · 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 14th (Sat), cruise along Ocean Drive Historic District, see the interesting displays at The Breakers, then make a trip to Cliff Walk, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Fort Adams State Park, examine the collection at Newport Car Museum, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Newport trip planner.

You can fly from New York City to Newport in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in August, expect Newport to be little chillier, temps between 79°F and 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 2 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 16th (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road, and then take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Newport to Bar Harbor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Newport in August since evenings lows in Bar Harbor dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips