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: Amsterdam
Fly:  12​h
1
Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
2
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Charleston
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
7
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + bus + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach ©
Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Keep things going the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery, and then kick back and relax at Panama City Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Panama City Beach trip builder .

Amsterdam, Holland to Panama City Beach is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Panama City Beach is minus 6 hours. In July, Panama City Beach is a bit warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery
Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
On the 17th (Wed), cast your line with a fishing tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, and then stroll through Bahia Honda State Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Marathon sightseeing app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Panama City Beach to Marathon in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Panama City Beach in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Marathon, with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bahia Honda State Park, Fishing Charters & Tours
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The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, cruise along The Overseas Highway, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, and admire all the interesting features of Fort Zachary Taylor.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Key West trip planner .

Getting from Marathon to Key West by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. July in Key West sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Nature Parks
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2
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, then visit a coastal fixture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and finally stroll through St. Augustine Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Flagler College, identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, and then don't miss a visit to St. George Street.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the St. Augustine tour builder .

Getting from Key West to St. Augustine by combination of flight and car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Key West in July since evenings lows in St. Augustine dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine ©

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.
On the 24th (Wed), trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coligny Beach. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Coastal Discovery Museum, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hilton Head route maker website .

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Hilton Head takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Coastal Discovery Museum ©
Coastal Discovery Museum

2
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument, get engrossed in the history at Confederate Museum, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally walk around Joe Riley Waterfront Park. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Angel Oak Tree, take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, and then brush up on your military savvy at Patriots Point.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston travel route planning website .

You can drive from Hilton Head to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Charleston sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Angel Oak Tree, Patriots Point
Highlights from your plan
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Angel Oak Tree ©
Angel Oak Tree
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 28th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Thunder Hole and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island, and then identify plant and animal life at Shore Path.

Planning Bar Harbor trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Charleston to Bar Harbor takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Charleston in July: high temperatures in Bar Harbor hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Acadia National Park
Highlights from your plan
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Thunder Hole ©
Thunder Hole

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