23 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

23 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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23 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly + Shuttle:  21​h 15​min
1
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Key West
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Tybee Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Savannah
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3​h 45​min
6
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Cairo

3
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore History of Diving Museum and Lobster Trap Art Gift Shop and Gallery. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sombrero Beach and Bahia Honda State Park. Explore Marathon's surroundings by going to Islamorada (A1A Watersports & Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, choose your vessel at Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center, and explore the gorgeous colors at Sombrero Reef.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Marathon visit planning tool .

Cairo, Egypt to Marathon is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Cairo to Marathon due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cairo in June since evenings lows in Marathon dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park
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The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Fort Zachary Taylor and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Do your shopping at Key West Pottery and De La Gallery. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Smathers Beach, enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Key West travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Key West sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Tybee Island.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

3
nights
Tybee Island

Tybee Island is a city and barrier island located in Chatham County, Georgia, 18 miles (29 km) east of Savannah, United States. Get outdoors at Tybee Island Beach and North Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Pulaski National Monument and Cockspur lighthouse. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get a taste of the local shopping with Fish Art Gallerie, and look for gifts at Tybee Island Bait & Tackle.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tybee Island travel route tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Key West to Tybee Island in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Key West in July since evenings lows in Tybee Island dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Tybee Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument

4
nights
Savannah

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Get some historical perspective at Savannah Historic District and First African Baptist Church. Visiting Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Savannah side-trips: Hilton Head (Coastal Discovery Museum & Sea Pines Forest Preserve). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, steep yourself in history at Green-Meldrim House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and admire the striking features of Mickve Israel Temple.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Savannah trip planner.

Savannah is just a short distance from Tybee Island. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Savannah

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hilton Head, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

2
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): look for gifts at Gay Dolphin Gift Cove, then take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Mt. Atlanticus.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Savannah to Myrtle Beach by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, daytime highs in Myrtle Beach are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors Golf Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Gay Dolphin Gift Cove ©
Gay Dolphin Gift Cove

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like American Museum of Natural History and New York Public Library. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park and take an in-depth tour of Ellis Island.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Myrtle Beach to New York City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. July in New York City sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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