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 + Shuttle:  13​h 30​min
1
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Pensacola, Florida
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Panama City Beach, Florida
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Jekyll Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Bryson City
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + Bus + Train:  4​h 30​min
8
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
9
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: London

1
night
Marathon, Florida Keys

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 9th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and finally snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Marathon online trip itinerary planner .

London, UK to Marathon is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Marathon, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, expect nights in Marathon to be warmer, around 31°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

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 10th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, explore the galleries of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Key West, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pensacola.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Key West Cemetery ©
Key West Cemetery

2
nights
Pensacola, Florida

Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pensacola Beach. On your second day here, see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pensacola trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Key West to Pensacola takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Key West in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 28°C in Pensacola. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Pensacola

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Orange Beach, Pensacola Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding
Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach

2
nights
Panama City Beach, Florida

Panama City Beach ©
Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
On the 14th (Wed), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then immerse yourself in nature at St. Andrews State Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Panama City Beach trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Pensacola to Panama City Beach in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Pensacola to Panama City Beach is 1 hour. In August in Panama City Beach, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery
Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island ©
A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
On the 16th (Fri), kick back and relax at Driftwood Beach, wander the streets of Jekyll Island Historic District, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Georgia Sea Turtle Center.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Jekyll Island tour itinerary planning app .

Fly from Panama City Beach to Jekyll Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August in Jekyll Island, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Driftwood Beach ©
Driftwood Beach
Jekyll Island Historic District ©
Jekyll Island Historic District

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Speed Boats Tours. Get in touch with nature at Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Sea Pines Forest Preserve, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and stroll through Coligny Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hilton Head travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jekyll Island to Hilton Head in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hilton Head can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Sea Pines Forest Preserve ©
Sea Pines Forest Preserve
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

3
nights
Bryson City

Bryson City ©
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Forbidden Caverns. Visiting Laurel Falls and Clingmans Dome will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bryson City trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Hilton Head to Bryson City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. In August, Bryson City is little chillier than Hilton Head - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Bryson City

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Forbidden Caverns, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Forbidden Caverns ©
Forbidden Caverns
Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Laurel Falls ©
Laurel Falls

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Little Round Top and Gettysburg National Cemetery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gettysburg Museum of History and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, & more). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Korean War Veterans Memorial.

Before you visit Washington DC, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Do a combination of car, flight, and train from Bryson City to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Bryson City in August, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg Museum of History ©
Gettysburg Museum of History
Jennie Wade House ©
Jennie Wade House
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

3
nights
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 27th (Tue): head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, then make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island, and then identify plant and animal life at Shore Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road and then take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor sightseeing planning website .

You can fly from Washington DC to Bar Harbor in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Washington DC in August, with highs in Bar Harbor at 28°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Acadia National Park
Highlights from your plan
Land Bridge to Bar Island
Land Bridge to Bar Island
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain

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