22 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

22 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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22 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
Nags Head
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
9
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: London

1
night
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. On the 21st (Sat), sample the tasty concoctions at New South Brewing.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach online tour planner .

London, UK to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Myrtle Beach. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in September: high temperatures in Myrtle Beach hover around 33°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel ©
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

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 23rd (Mon): make a trip to Riley Waterfront Park, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On your second day here, examine the collection at Patriots Point and then contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston road trip planner .

Drive from Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Patriots Point
Highlights from your plan
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Spas & Wellness. The adventure continues: stroll through Coligny Beach, kick back and relax at Alder Lane Beach Access, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hilton Head trip app .

Traveling by car from Charleston to Hilton Head takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Hilton Head

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

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 28th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Pulaski National Monument, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Historic Savannah Theatre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Forsyth Park, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally browse the exhibits of Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Savannah vacation planning tool .

Getting from Hilton Head to Savannah by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Savannah are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dry Tortugas National Park and The Overseas Highway. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, explore and take pictures at Fort Zachary Taylor, brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Key West day trip planner.

Fly from Savannah to Key West in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Savannah in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Nags Head.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Nature
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The Overseas Highway ©
The Overseas Highway
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fishing Charters & 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 3rd (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Coquina Beach, then steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, and finally look for gifts at Seagreen Gallery. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then pause for some photo ops at The Monument to a Century of Flight, then immerse yourself in nature at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nags Head trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Key West to Nags Head in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. Traveling from Key West in October, things will get slightly colder in Nags Head: highs are around 26°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Nags Head

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

The Monument to a Century of Flight, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, Coquina Beach
Highlights from your plan
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse

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night
Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): gain insight at University of Virginia, then learn about all things military at Vietnam War Foundation Museum, then explore and take pictures at Carter Mountain Orchard, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Charlottesville day trip planner .

Getting from Nags Head to Charlottesville by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Nags Head in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Charlottesville, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vietnam War Foundation Museum
Highlights from your plan
Monticello ©
Monticello
Carter Mountain Orchard ©
Carter Mountain Orchard
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia

4
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip planner.

Getting from Charlottesville to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Charlottesville in October, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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night
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, then take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road, and then make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Compass Harbor Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, and finally step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bar Harbor travel itinerary planner .

Getting from New York City to Bar Harbor by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Bar Harbor hover around 17°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Acadia National Park
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road

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