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: Dubai
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
St. Augustine
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Dubai

2
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the next day, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel, explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then wander the streets of Times Square, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City attractions website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to New York City is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 9 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in September; daily highs in New York City reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

2
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
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 22nd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Brookgreen Gardens, then wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach, and then kick back and relax at Myrtle Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Alligator Adventure, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then admire the majestic nature at Huntington Beach State Park, and finally take a leisurely stroll along MarshWalk.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach travel planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Myrtle Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Myrtle Beach, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Murrells Inlet, Alligator Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Hilton Head

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.
On the 24th (Tue), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then stroll through Coligny Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. Here are some ideas for day two: cast your line with a fishing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hilton Head trip tool .

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Hilton Head in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or fly. In September in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 26th (Thu), visit a coastal fixture at Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then get engrossed in the history at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, and finally contemplate the long history of Olde Pink House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Mickve Israel Temple, contemplate the long history of Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then walk around Forsyth Park, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Savannah trip maker .

Getting from Hilton Head to Savannah by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Savannah can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Tybee Island
Highlights from your plan
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Take a break from the city and head to Beach at Daytona Beach and St. Augustine Beach. Explore hidden gems such as St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. and Fort Matanzas National Monument. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. Augustine: Fort Clinch State Park (in Fernandina Beach), Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory (in Daytona Beach) and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum (in Ponce Inlet). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery, gain insight at Flagler College, and identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine trip builder .

You can drive from Savannah to St. Augustine in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in St. Augustine, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Daytona Beach, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Fort Clinch State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fort Clinch State Park ©
Fort Clinch State Park
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

4
nights
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.
Visiting Fort Zachary Taylor and Bahia Honda State Park will get you outdoors. Truman Little White House and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Key West's surroundings by going to Dolphin Research Center (in Grassy Key) and Marathon (Sombrero Beach & The Turtle Hospital). The adventure continues: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, explore and take pictures at The Overseas Highway, explore the striking landscape of Dry Tortugas National Park, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Key West online trip builder .

Getting from St. Augustine to Key West by combination of car and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from St. Augustine in September, with lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Marathon, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

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