19 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

19 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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19 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Nags Head
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
7
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Miami
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Food Tours. There's much more to do: make a trip to Central Park, stroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip site .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. In July, New York City is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, learn about all things military at U.S. Naval Academy, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nags Head.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

U.S. Naval Academy, National Museum of the Marine Corps, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
Walking 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): stroll around Jockey's Ridge State Park and then visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse.

Start your trip to Nags Head by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Washington DC to Nags Head takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. July in Nags Head sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Nags Head

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse

2
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 20th (Sat), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument, and then admire the local landmark of Pineapple Fountain. Keep things going the next day: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Charleston planner .

Getting from Nags Head to Charleston by combination of car and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Folly Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Room Escape Games

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 22nd (Mon), zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, get interesting insight from Tours, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Folly Field Beach Park, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stroll through Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Charleston to Hilton Head takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Hilton Head sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Speed Boats Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Colonial Quarter, enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mission of Nombre de Dios, and finally sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Vilano Beach and then pause for some serene contemplation at Memorial Presbyterian Church.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our St. Augustine tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Hilton Head to St. Augustine in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. July in St. Augustine sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Key West.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mission of Nombre de Dios ©
Mission of Nombre de Dios
Colonial Quarter ©
Colonial Quarter

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Vandenberg Wreck. And it doesn't end there: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Key West holiday maker site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from St. Augustine to Key West takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from St. Augustine in July, with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, admire all the interesting features of Marlins Park, and then browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at South Beach, then enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Miami day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Key West to Miami takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July in Miami, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

South Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Miami ©
Lock & Load Miami
Marlins Park ©
Marlins Park
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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