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: Bremen
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
2
Nags Head
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tybee Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Key West
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Marathon
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Bremen

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): stroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, then examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Mathematics, and finally see the interesting displays at The Morgan Library & Museum. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind The Oculus, race across the water with a speed boat tour, then admire all the interesting features of Strawberry Fields, John Lennon Memorial, then see the interesting displays at Discovery Times Square, and finally examine the collection at Gulliver's Gate.

To see reviews and other tourist information, use the New York City trip planner .

Bremen, Germany to New York City is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bremen in July; daily highs in New York City reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nags Head.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Tours
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Speed Boats Tours
Gulliver's Gate ©
Gulliver's Gate
The Morgan Library & Museum ©
The Morgan Library & Museum

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours, then get your game on at Outer Banks Old Time Photos, then stop by Seagreen Gallery, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Nags Head Fishing Pier.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read Nags Head trip builder site .

Getting from New York City to Nags Head by combination of flight and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. In July in Nags Head, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Nags Head

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Outer Banks Old Time Photos
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Seagreen Gallery ©
Seagreen Gallery
Outer Banks Old Time Photos ©
Outer Banks Old Time Photos

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Sandbox Interactive Children's Museum and St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Coligny Plaza Shopping Center and Folly Field Beach Park. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Shelter Cove Towne Centre, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, kick back and relax at Burkes Beach, and stroll around Driessen Beach Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Nags Head to Hilton Head in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tybee Island.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Folly Field Beach Park ©
Folly Field Beach Park
Room Escape Games

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Tybee Island Museum - Battery Garland, take in the exciting artwork at Fish Art Gallerie, then visit a coastal fixture at Cockspur lighthouse, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at North Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tybee Island trip builder tool .

You can drive from Hilton Head to Tybee Island in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Tybee Island

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Cockspur lighthouse ©
Cockspur lighthouse
Fish Art Gallerie ©
Fish Art Gallerie

2
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Get some historical perspective at St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine and The Oldest House Museum Complex. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Florida Museum and St. Brendan Catholic Church. Venture out of the city with trips to MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences (in Daytona Beach), Congo River Golf (in Daytona Beach Shores) and Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens (in Port Orange). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Ximenez-Fatio House, contemplate the long history of Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, stop by So Mermazing, and make a trip to Bridge of LIons.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine road trip site .

Traveling by car from Tybee Island to St. Augustine takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in St. Augustine are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Congo River Golf, St. Brendan Catholic Church, Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens, MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences
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The Ximenez-Fatio House ©
The Ximenez-Fatio House
Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens ©
Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Saint Mary Star of the Sea. Get a sense of the local culture at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum and St. Paul's Episcopal Church. There's lots more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Key West Distilling, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Key West driving holiday planning app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from St. Augustine to Key West in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from St. Augustine in July since evenings lows in Key West dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Vandenberg Wreck ©
Vandenberg Wreck
Key West Firehouse Museum ©
Key West Firehouse Museum

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 18th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Pigeon Key Foundation, then look for gifts at Christina's Consignment Boutique, and finally kick back and relax at Sunset Park Beach. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then get engrossed in the history at History of Diving Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Lobster Trap Art Gallery, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Beer Company.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Marathon trip planner.

Getting from Key West to Marathon by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July, daytime highs in Marathon are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marathon

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Islamorada, Sunset Park Beach
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Sunset Park Beach ©
Sunset Park Beach
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center
History of Diving Museum ©
History of Diving Museum

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