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: Washington DC
Fly:  5​h
1
Key West
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Marathon
— 5 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
St. Augustine
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Savannah
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Charleston
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center and Fort Zachary Taylor. Kids will appreciate attractions like Audubon House & Tropical Gardens and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, look for gifts at Isle Cook Key West, and take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West day trip planner.

Washington DC to Key West is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Key West: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center ©
Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

5
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.
Relax by the water at Sunset Park Beach and Sombrero Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Crane Point Museum & Nature Center and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get out of town with these interesting Marathon side-trips: Islamorada (Fishing Charters & Tours & Parasailing & Paragliding). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, explore the gorgeous colors at Sombrero Reef, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church, and snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Marathon trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Islamorada, Sunset Park Beach, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. On the 17th (Wed), enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., then identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, and then sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Memorial Presbyterian Church, then kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach, and then kick back and relax at Frank Butler County Park West.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Augustine attractions planner .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car from Marathon to St. Augustine in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Marathon in April: high temperatures in St. Augustine hover around 78°F and lows are around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Memorial Presbyterian Church ©
Memorial Presbyterian Church
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

3
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters and Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Colonial Park Cemetery. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Olde Pink House, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, and stroll through Forsyth Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Savannah trip simple and quick.

You can drive from St. Augustine to Savannah in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from St. Augustine in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Savannah, with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Tybee Island
Highlights from your plan
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Olde Pink House ©
Olde Pink House

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Sea Pines Forest Preserve and Alder Lane Beach Access. Step out of the city life by going to Speed Boats Tours and Burkes Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, view the masterpieces at The Silver Garden Silversmiths and Art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Hilton Head trip planner .

Drive from Savannah to Hilton Head in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in April, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sea Pines Forest Preserve ©
Sea Pines Forest Preserve
Hilton Head Distillery ©
Hilton Head Distillery
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach

4
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Get a sense of the local culture at Nathaniel Russell House and Fort Sumter National Monument. Get outdoors at Angel Oak Tree and Dolphin & Whale Watching. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Riley Waterfront Park, admire the natural beauty at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Charleston online trip builder .

You can drive from Hilton Head to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April in Charleston, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Angel Oak Tree
Highlights from your plan
Angel Oak Tree ©
Angel Oak Tree
Nathaniel Russell House ©
Nathaniel Russell House
Walking tours

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