20 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

20 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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20 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Drive:  19​h 15​min
1
Nags Head
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + shuttle:  7​h 45​min
2
Marathon
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
St. Augustine
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Charleston
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
7
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at Life on a Sandbar, then take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, then contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, then enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nags Head trip builder site .

New Delhi, India to Nags Head is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 10 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in July, things will get slightly colder in Nags Head: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Nags Head

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, Parasailing & Paragliding, Wright Brothers National Memorial
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Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Marathon trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Nags Head to Marathon by combination of car, flight, and shuttle takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nags Head in July: high temperatures in Marathon hover around 39°C and lows are around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Bahia Honda State Park
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Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, make a trip to Truman Little White House, then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and finally cruise along The Overseas Highway. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, then take in the exciting artwork at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Key West trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Key West are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

1
night
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. On the 8th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., then kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach, and finally sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Crescent Beach Public Beach, and then kick back and relax at Frank Butler County Park West.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our St. Augustine trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Key West to St. Augustine by combination of flight and car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in St. Augustine when traveling from Key West in July, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Crescent Beach Public Beach
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Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine ©
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Coligny Beach. Get in touch with nature at Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Speed Boats Tours. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Coligny Plaza Shopping Center, cast your line with a fishing tour, and take in the exciting artwork at The Silver Garden Silversmiths and Art Gallery.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Hilton Head attractions 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. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Angel Oak Tree, then take an in-depth tour of Fort Sumter National Monument, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours, then take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, and then learn about all things military at Patriots Point.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Charleston online visit planner .

You can drive from Hilton Head to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Charleston, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Angel Oak Tree, Patriots Point
Highlights from your plan
Angel Oak Tree ©
Angel Oak Tree
Patriots Point ©
Patriots Point
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Appreciate the collections at 9/11 Memorial and Tenement Museum. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Bronx Zoo in Bronx--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, make a trip to Times Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip planning app .

Getting from Charleston to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July in New York City, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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