18 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

18 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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18 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
2
Key West
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Marathon
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
St. Augustine
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
6
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  15​h
End: Berlin

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and New York City Hall. Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Chapel, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and make a trip to Times Square.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City travel route app .

Berlin, Germany to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

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

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Zachary Taylor and Truman Little White House. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Dry Tortugas National Park. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and explore and take pictures at The Overseas Highway.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Key West trip planning site .

Getting from New York City to Key West by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Key West hover around 35°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
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 10th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and finally take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Marathon trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

1
night
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 11th (Fri): sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, then enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and finally stroll through St. Augustine Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): examine the collection at Lightner Museum, explore and take pictures at Flagler College, and then look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the St. Augustine online itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and car from Marathon to St. Augustine takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. In October, St. Augustine is little chillier than Marathon - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hilton Head trip planner .

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. Expect little chillier evenings in Hilton Head when traveling from St. Augustine in October, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Newport.

Things to do in Hilton Head

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

1
night
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
On the 15th (Tue), admire the striking features of The Elms, admire the landmark architecture of Marble House, then examine the collection at The Breakers, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliff Walk. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Fort Adams State Park, then take a memorable drive along Ocean Drive Historic District, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of WaterFire Providence.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Newport trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Hilton Head to Newport in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, Newport is little chillier than Hilton Head - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

WaterFire
Highlights from your plan
The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District
Fort Adams State Park ©
Fort Adams State Park

1
night
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, cruise along Park Loop Road, and then don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Indian Point Blagden Preserve.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor trip planner .

Getting from Newport to Bar Harbor by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Newport in October, things will get slightly colder in Bar Harbor: highs are around 17°C and lows about 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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