17 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

17 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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17 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Nantucket
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
4
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Houston

2
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Acadia National Park and St. Saviour's Church :. Get outdoors at Shore Path and Indian Point Blagden Preserve. There's more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain and step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bar Harbor online trip itinerary builder .

Houston to Bar Harbor is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Houston to Bar Harbor. In October, Bar Harbor is much colder than Houston - with highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nantucket.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Indian Point Blagden Preserve, Cadillac Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Acadia National Park ©
Acadia National Park
Indian Point Blagden Preserve ©
Indian Point Blagden Preserve

2
nights
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Popular historic sites such as Milestone Bog and Unitarian Universalist Meeting House Nantucket are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Whaling Museum and Sankaty Head Lighthouse. There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Great Point Light, make a trip to Brant Point Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Madaket Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nantucket trip planner.

You can fly from Bar Harbor to Nantucket in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Bar Harbor in October, Nantucket is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Nantucket

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Whaling Museum ©
Whaling Museum
Brant Point Lighthouse ©
Brant Point Lighthouse
Sankaty Head Lighthouse ©
Sankaty Head Lighthouse

2
nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Alder Lane Beach Access and Burkes Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Speed Boats Tours and Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hilton Head Island Birding Trail, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hilton Head online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Nantucket to Hilton Head in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nantucket in October: high temperatures in Hilton Head hover around 78°F and lows are around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

2
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin Research Center and Seven Mile Bridge. Relax by the water at Sombrero Beach and Bahia Honda State Park. Go for a jaunt from Marathon to Islamorada to see Fishing Charters & Tours about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Marathon online trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hilton Head to Marathon in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hilton Head in October: high temperatures in Marathon hover around 87°F and lows are around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bahia Honda State Park, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

4
nights
Key West

Key West ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum and Fort Zachary Taylor. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Truman Little White House. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire all the interesting features of The Overseas Highway, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Collections Key West.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West travel planning app .

Getting from Marathon to Key West by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
St. Paul's Episcopal Church ©
St. Paul's Episcopal Church

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