23 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

23 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock East Coast of USA tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Key West
— 1 night
Drive
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Marathon
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Miami, Fly to Savannah
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Drive
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Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nags Head
— 2 nights
Fly
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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
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Key West

— 1 night

Conch Republic

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.
On the 4th (Wed), cruise along The Overseas Highway, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Zachary Taylor. Keep things going the next day: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Key West tour planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Key West is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Key West is minus 15 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in September; daily highs in Key West reach 36°C and lows reach 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Marathon

— 2 nights

Heart of the Florida Keys

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 6th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Marathon trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Marathon sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Hilton Head

— 2 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Get outdoors at Speed Boats Tours and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hilton Head Island Bike Trails and Fishing Charters & Tours. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, stroll through Alder Lane Beach Access, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and kick back and relax at Coligny Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hilton Head route planner.

Getting from Marathon to Hilton Head by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Marathon in September; daily highs in Hilton Head reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Myrtle Beach

— 3 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Litchfield Beach and Myrtle Beach. Get some cultural insight at Broadway at the Beach and Brookgreen Gardens. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in panoramic vistas at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, deepen your understanding at Alligator Adventure, and don't miss a visit to Barefoot Landing.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach holiday maker tool.

Drive from Hilton Head to Myrtle Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nags Head.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nags Head

— 2 nights
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Parasailing & Paragliding make great kid-friendly stops. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jockey's Ridge State Park and Coquina Beach. When in Nags Head, make a side trip to see Currituck Banks Reserve in Corolla, approximately Corolla away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, get your game on at Life On A Sandbar, visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, and steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nags Head trip planner.

Drive from Myrtle Beach to Nags Head in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. September in Nags Head sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Nags Head

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Portland

— 2 nights

The Forest City

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.
Get outdoors at Kancamagus Highway and Black Cap Hiking Trail. Kids will appreciate attractions like Portland Head Light and Spring Point Shoreway. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Swan Island Wildlife Management Area (in Richmond) and Ogunquit (Ogunquit Beach & Marginal Way Walkway).

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Portland day trip planner.

Getting from Nags Head to Portland by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Nags Head in September, expect Portland to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 4 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Cadillac Mountain and Precipice Trail. Get in touch with nature at Shore Path and Park Loop Road. There's much more to do: hike along Jordan Cliffs Trail, identify plant and animal life at Indian Point Blagden Preserve, and walk around Charlotte Rhoades Garden and Butterfly Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bar Harbor holiday app.

Drive from Portland to Bar Harbor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips