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: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly + shuttle:  27​h
1
Marathon
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
St. Augustine
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
4
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
5
Hammondsport
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Nantucket
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
North Conway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Portland
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  25​h
End: Ho Chi Minh City

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Marathon trip itinerary planner.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Marathon is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Marathon, you'll gain 12 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Spas & Wellness

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): cruise along The Overseas Highway, take a memorable tour with Tours, then contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at KEPart Studio-Gallery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Key West Distilling, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Key West vacation maker .

Traveling by bus from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Key West Distilling ©
Key West Distilling

1
day
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery, examine the collection at Lightner Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Frank Butler County Park West, then kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach, and finally enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc..

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the St. Augustine online attractions planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Key West to St. Augustine in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October, St. Augustine is slightly colder than Key West - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lightner Museum ©
Lightner Museum
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

2
nights
Hilton Head

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at The Silver Garden Silversmiths and Art Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Alder Lane Beach Access, then kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Singleton Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Hilton Head Island Birding Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burkes Beach, and finally trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head trip planner .

Drive from St. Augustine to Hilton Head in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Augustine in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Hilton Head. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hammondsport.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Spas
Burkes Beach ©
Burkes Beach

1
night
Hammondsport

Hammondsport ©
Hammondsport is a village at the south end of Keuka Lake, one of the Finger Lakes of, New York, United States. On the 18th (Fri), do a tasting at Lime Berry Winery, examine the collection at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, learn about winemaking at McGregor Vineyard, then do a tasting at Keuka Spring Vineyards, then do a tasting at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Atwater Estate Vineyards, do a tasting at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., learn about winemaking at Fulkerson Winery, do a tasting at Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery, then do a tasting at Heron Hill Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Ravines Wine Cellars - Keuka Lake.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hammondsport trip maker website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Hilton Head to Hammondsport in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Hilton Head in October, with highs in Hammondsport at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Newport.

Things to do in Hammondsport

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

Dundee, Burdett, Keuka Spring Vineyards, Watkins Glen State Park
Highlights from your plan
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum ©
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard ©
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C. ©
Silver Springs Winery L.L.C.

1
night
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, contemplate the long history of Rough Point, contemplate the long history of Marble House, then don't miss a visit to Cliff Walk, then explore and take pictures at Ocean Drive Historic District, and finally enjoy the sea views from Castle Hill Lighthouse. On the next day, enjoy the sea views from Beavertail Lighthouse and Park, identify plant and animal life at Norman Bird Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at The Breakers, then admire the striking features of The Elms, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Seapowet Marsh and Point Fishing Area.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Newport route site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hammondsport to Newport takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Newport sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nantucket.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Norman Bird Sanctuary, Beavertail Lighthouse and Park, Seapowet Marsh and Point Fishing Area
Highlights from your plan
Rough Point ©
Rough Point
Beavertail Lighthouse and Park ©
Beavertail Lighthouse and Park
The Elms
The Elms

2
nights
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Milestone Bog, visit a coastal fixture at Sankaty Head Lighthouse, stroll through Madaket Beach, then examine the collection at Whaling Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Episcopal Church. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Brant Point Lighthouse, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then visit a coastal fixture at Great Point Light, and finally take an in-depth tour of Egan Maritime's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nantucket road trip tool .

Getting from Newport to Nantucket by car takes about 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Nantucket can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Nantucket

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Sankaty Head Lighthouse ©
Sankaty Head Lighthouse
Madaket Beach ©
Madaket Beach
Whaling Museum ©
Whaling Museum

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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 24th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Otter Cliff, then see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ship Harbor Nature Trail, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, cruise along Park Loop Road, then head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Indian Point Blagden Preserve.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor trip maker app .

Getting from Nantucket to Bar Harbor by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of ferry and car. In October, Bar Harbor is a bit cooler than Nantucket - with highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Ship Harbor Nature Trail, The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Indian Point Blagden Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Otter Cliff ©
Otter Cliff
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road

2
nights
North Conway

North Conway ©
North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Glen Ellis Falls, explore and take pictures at Mt Washington Auto Rd, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Little White Church, and finally admire all the interesting features of Kancamagus Highway. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Cathedral Ledge, admire the majestic nature at Crawford Notch State Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Arethusa Falls, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Gorge, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Black Cap Hiking Trail.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the North Conway trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to North Conway takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in North Conway

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hart's Location, Rocky Gorge, The Little White Church, Mount Washington Auto Road, Glen Ellis Falls
Highlights from your plan
Glen Ellis Falls ©
Glen Ellis Falls
Cathedral Ledge ©
Cathedral Ledge
Mount Washington Auto Road ©
Mount Washington Auto Road

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nights
Portland

Portland ©
Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
On the 28th (Mon), wander the streets of Perkins Cove, get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, then kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach, and finally take a stroll through Old Port. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Maine Maritime Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Doubling Point Lighthouse, then look for all kinds of wild species at Todd Audubon Sanctuary at Hog Island, then visit a coastal fixture at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, and finally contemplate the long history of The Wilson Memorial Chapel.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from North Conway to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ogunquit, The Wilson Memorial Chapel, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Doubling Point Lighthouse, Maine Maritime Museum
Highlights from your plan
Perkins Cove ©
Perkins Cove
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach

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