21 days in Chicago & East Coast of USA Itinerary

21 days in Chicago & East Coast of USA Itinerary

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1
Chicago
— 1 night
2
Hatteras Island
— 2 nights
3
Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
4
Savannah
— 4 nights
5
Marathon
— 2 nights
6
Key West
— 4 nights

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Chicago online tour itinerary maker.

Sydney, Australia to Chicago is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Sydney to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In April, Chicago is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

2
nights
Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island ©
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Head to Blue Pelican Gallery and Kinnakeet Clay Studio & Showroomfor some retail therapy.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hatteras Island travel app.

You can fly from Chicago to Hatteras Island in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in April; daily highs in Hatteras Island reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Hatteras Island Ocean Center ©
Hatteras Island Ocean Center
Pea Island Art Gallery, Salvo, NC ©
Pea Island Art Gallery, Salvo, NC

2
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Bijuju and Broadway at the Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Brookgreen Gardens and St. Michael's Catholic Church. Take a break from Myrtle Beach with a short trip to Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church in Georgetown, about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Alligator Adventure, kick back and relax at Myrtle Beach, catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, and make a trip to Barefoot Landing.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach driving holiday tool.

You can drive from Hatteras Island to Myrtle Beach in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. April in Myrtle Beach sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Murrells Inlet, North Myrtle Beach, Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church
Highlights from your plan
Alligator Adventure ©
Alligator Adventure
Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church ©
Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church
Brookgreen Gardens ©
Brookgreen Gardens

4
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Pulaski National Monument and Wormsloe Historic Site. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum and Colonial Park Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Savannah side-trips: Hilton Head (Coligny Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mickve Israel Temple, take in the exciting artwork at Tiffani Taylor Gallery, explore the galleries of Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, and steep yourself in history at Hamilton-Turner House.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Savannah day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Savannah takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. April in Savannah sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tybee Island, Hilton Head
Highlights from your plan
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Olde Pink House ©
Olde Pink House

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin Research Center and Bayshore Clothing. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Seven Mile Bridge and The Turtle Hospital. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marathon: Islamorada (Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery & Fishing Charters & Tours). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park and stroll through Sombrero Beach.

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

Traveling by flight from Savannah to Marathon takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Savannah in April, with highs in Marathon at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Seven Mile Bridge ©
Seven Mile Bridge
Bayshore Clothing ©
Bayshore Clothing

4
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.
Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum and Fort Zachary Taylor will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Key West Pottery. Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Rock House Masterpieces, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the galleries of Truman Little White House, and cruise along The Overseas Highway.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Key West trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Key West can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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