21 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

21 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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21 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
+2
Fly + bus + shuttle:  14​h 15​min
1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
St. Augustine
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
7
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, then stop by The Chocolate Moose, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Park Loop Road, go for a walk through Compass Harbor Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor trip itinerary builder app .

Amsterdam, Holland to Bar Harbor is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Acadia National Park
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Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road

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.
On the 26th (Wed), get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Korean War Veterans Memorial, get your bearings at Library of Congress, pause for some photo ops at Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and finally make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip maker app .

Getting from Bar Harbor to Washington DC by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Bar Harbor in June, expect Washington DC to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial ©
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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.
On the 28th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument, then get engrossed in the history at Confederate Museum, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally stroll around Joe Riley Waterfront Park. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and then take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Charleston trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Charleston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June in Charleston, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Joe Riley Waterfront Park ©
Joe Riley Waterfront Park

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Speed Boats Tours. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, see the interesting displays at Coastal Discovery Museum, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hilton Head tour itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Charleston to Hilton Head in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Speed Boats Tours
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Pulaski National Monument, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally walk around Forsyth Park. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery, and finally take in a show at Historic Savannah Theatre.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Savannah trip maker .

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Savannah takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Savannah sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Tybee Island
Highlights from your plan
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument

3
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park and St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum. When in St. Augustine, make a side trip to see Beach at Daytona Beach in Daytona Beach, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery, and make a trip to St. George Street.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Augustine trip planner .

Traveling by car from Savannah to St. Augustine takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in St. Augustine are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Beach at Daytona Beach
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park, then take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Marathon trip planner .

Getting from St. Augustine to Marathon by combination of car, flight, and shuttle takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from St. Augustine in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Marathon, with lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bahia Honda State Park, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Fishing Charters & Tours

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 U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum and Key West Cemetery. Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, cast your line with a fishing tour, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, and take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway.

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You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan

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