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: Salt Lake City
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Key West
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Marco Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Sarasota
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Tybee Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
8
Nags Head
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Salt Lake City


1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of The Overseas Highway, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Zachary Taylor. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, view the masterpieces at Collections Key West, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Key West sightseeing planning tool .

Salt Lake City to Key West is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Key West, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Salt Lake City, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Key West, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Overseas Highway ©
The Overseas Highway
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, cast your line with Robbie's of Islamorada, and then take in the exciting artwork at Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Marathon online vacation builder .

Take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Marathon are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Marco Island.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Robbie's of Islamorada ©
Robbie's of Islamorada

2
nights
Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. On your second day here, explore the activities along Capri Paddlecraft Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Marco Island route app .

Getting from Marathon to Marco Island by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Marathon in May, Marco Island is slightly colder at night with lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Sarasota.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
nights
Sarasota

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Siesta Beach, then take a memorable drive along Myakka River State Park, and then kick back and relax at Venice Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): explore the world behind art at The Ringling, examine the collection at The Dali Museum, and then kick back and relax at Saint Pete Beach.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sarasota trip builder app .

Getting from Marco Island to Sarasota by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Siesta Beach, Saint Pete Beach, Venice Beach, The Dali Museum
Highlights from your plan
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Venice Beach ©
Venice Beach
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach

1
night
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. On the 2nd (Sun), don't miss a visit to Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium, and then wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach tour itinerary planning site .

Getting from Sarasota to Myrtle Beach by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Tybee Island.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ripley's Aquarium ©
Ripley's Aquarium
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel ©
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach

2
nights
Tybee Island

Tybee Island ©
Tybee Island is a city and barrier island located in Chatham County, Georgia, 18 miles (29 km) east of Savannah, United States. On the 3rd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Forsyth Park, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Tybee Island Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Pulaski National Monument, visit a coastal fixture at Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Savannah River Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tybee Island trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Myrtle Beach to Tybee Island by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, train, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Tybee Island

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Savannah
Highlights from your plan
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace ©
Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace

3
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.
Visit Alder Lane Beach Access and Driessen Beach Park for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Burkes Beach. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Hilton Head Island Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and stroll through Coligny Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hilton Head road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Tybee Island to Hilton Head in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Nags Head.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Speed Boats Tours

1
night
Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
On the 8th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, then explore the galleries of Wright Brothers National Memorial, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coquina Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and then enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Nags Head sightseeing app .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Hilton Head to Nags Head in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. While traveling from Hilton Head, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nags Head, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nags Head

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Coquina Beach
Highlights from your plan
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©

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