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.
Family-friendly places like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument will thrill your kids. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Central Park, go for a walk through Times Square, ponder the world of politics at New York City Hall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel.

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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 changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Fort Zachary Taylor and Key West Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with a fishing tour, cruise along The Overseas Highway, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, and visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Key West trip maker .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Key West in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Key West reach 35°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, then stroll through Sombrero Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and finally take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Marathon day trip app .

Traveling by bus from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Marathon sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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. On the 11th (Fri), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, then visit a coastal fixture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and finally kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, and then make a trip to St. George Street.

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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. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Marathon in October: high temperatures in St. Augustine hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Coligny Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hilton Head visit planner .

Getting from St. Augustine to Hilton Head by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Hilton Head when traveling from St. Augustine in October, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate the long history of The Elms, then admire the striking features of Marble House, then see the interesting displays at The Breakers, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliff Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Fort Adams State Park, cruise along Ocean Drive Historic District, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of WaterFire Providence.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Newport online journey planner .

Getting from Hilton Head to Newport by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Hilton Head in October, with highs in Newport at 20°C and lows at 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 Providence
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. On the 17th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, cruise along Park Loop Road, and then make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, then head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, and then take a peaceful walk through Indian Point Blagden Preserve.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bar Harbor holiday maker website .

You can drive from Newport to Bar Harbor in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Newport in October; daily highs in Bar Harbor reach 17°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can 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
Mount Desert Island ©
Mount Desert Island

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