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: Sydney
Fly:  28​h
1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Nantucket
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
St. Augustine
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Key West
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Marathon
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
9
Panama City Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cadillac Mountain and Jordan Pond Path Trailhead. Visiting Shore Path and Thunder Hole will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Path, admire all the interesting features of Park Loop Road, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Acadia National Park, and make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor day trip site .

Sydney, Australia to Bar Harbor is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Bar Harbor is minus 15 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Nantucket.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. On the 24th (Wed), examine the collection at Whaling Museum, then kick back and relax at Siasconset Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from Sankaty Head Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Windswept Cranberry Bog, visit a coastal fixture at Great Point Light, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfside Beach.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nantucket holiday planner .

Fly from Bar Harbor to Nantucket in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In June in Nantucket, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Nantucket

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Whaling Museum ©
Whaling Museum
Great Point Light ©
Great Point Light
Sankaty Head Lighthouse ©
Sankaty Head Lighthouse

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Met Cloisters, and finally walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, then take a stroll through Greenwich Village, and finally wander the streets of Washington Square Park.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Nantucket to New York City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Nantucket in June; daily highs in New York City reach 31°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
Greenwich Village ©
Greenwich Village

2
nights
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 28th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Fort Sumter National Monument and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Angel Oak Tree, then take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, and then take an in-depth tour of Patriots Point.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Charleston takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in Charleston hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Angel Oak Tree, Patriots Point
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Patriots Point ©
Patriots Point
Angel Oak Tree ©
Angel Oak Tree

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 30th (Tue): hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then stroll through Coligny Beach, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hilton Head itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Hilton Head takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Speed Boats Tours

3
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. and Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park and Beach at Daytona Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Augustine: Fernandina Beach (Shrimping Museum & Fort Clinch State Park). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach, deepen your understanding at Flagler College, and sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine online visit planner .

You can drive from Hilton Head to St. Augustine in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In July in St. Augustine, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Amelia Island, Beach at Daytona Beach
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Fort Clinch State Park ©
Fort Clinch State Park

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 5th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of The Overseas Highway, brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, then steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, and finally admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor. On the next day, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Key West online tour planner .

Getting from St. Augustine to Key West by combination of car and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from St. Augustine in July, Key West is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

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

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.
On the 7th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, then kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Marathon day trip planning site .

You can take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Marathon, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Marathon

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

3
nights
Panama City Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach, learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Henderson Beach State Park and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Panama City Beach road trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Marathon to Panama City Beach in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Marathon in July, Panama City Beach is little chillier at night with lows of 27°C. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Henderson Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach
Swim with Dolphins
Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park

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