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: Melbourne
Fly:  27​h
1
Key West
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
St. Augustine
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Savannah
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
4
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Nantucket
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Camden
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Melbourne

1
night
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 (Sat): admire all the interesting features of The Overseas Highway, stop by Isle Cook Key West, then steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, and finally admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Key West First Legal Rum Distillery, view the masterpieces at Art On Duval Key West, then take in the exciting artwork at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Key West online trip builder .

Melbourne, Australia to Key West is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -15 hour difference. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Key West, with highs around 35°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
The Overseas Highway ©
The Overseas Highway

1
night
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, then take an in-depth tour of St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Augustine Beach. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to St. George Street, explore and take pictures at Flagler College, and then kick back and relax at Frank Butler County Park West.

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Traveling by combination of flight and car from Key West to St. Augustine takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Key West in October; daily highs in St. Augustine reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine ©

3
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Bonaventure Cemetery and Colonial Park Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Coligny Beach and Fort Pulaski National Monument. Venture out of the city with trips to Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum (in Tybee Island) and Hilton Head (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Spas & Wellness). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Forsyth Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Service Brewing Company, admire the striking features of Historic Savannah Theatre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mickve Israel Temple.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Savannah trip planner .

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Savannah takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from St. Augustine in October, plan for little chillier nights in Savannah, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island
Highlights from your plan
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery
Mickve Israel Temple ©
Mickve Israel Temple
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum

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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Central Park, don't miss a visit to Times Square, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our New York City road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Savannah to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Savannah in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
On the 15th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliff Walk, admire the landmark architecture of Marble House, then take a memorable drive along Ocean Drive Historic District, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Breakers, steep yourself in history at The Elms, then explore the galleries of International Tennis Hall of Fame, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Castle Hill Lighthouse.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Newport trip planner .

Getting from New York City to Newport by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Newport hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nantucket.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District
The Breakers ©
The Breakers
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. On the 17th (Thu), visit a coastal fixture at Sankaty Head Lighthouse, appreciate the extensive heritage of Milestone Bog, then see the interesting displays at Whaling Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Unitarian Universalist Meeting House Nantucket. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Madaket Beach, see the interesting displays at Egan Maritime's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, and then visit a coastal fixture at Great Point Light.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nantucket trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Newport to Nantucket takes 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Nantucket can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Camden.

Things to do in Nantucket

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Whaling Museum ©
Whaling Museum
Sankaty Head Lighthouse ©
Sankaty Head Lighthouse
Great Point Light ©
Great Point Light

3
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Do your shopping at Maine State Prison Store and Ducktrap Bay Trading Co. Appreciate the collections at Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum and Maine Maritime Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Camden side-trips: Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (in Bristol) and The Wilson Memorial Chapel (in East Boothbay). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Cellardoor Winery, don't miss a visit to Curtis Island Light, explore the world behind art at Farnsworth Art Museum, and see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum.

Plan my day in Camden using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Nantucket to Camden takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and car. In October, Camden is little chillier than Nantucket - with highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cellardoor Winery, Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum, Owls Head Transportation Museum, Farnsworth Art Museum, Maine State Prison Store
Highlights from your plan
Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Farnsworth Art Museum
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mount Desert Island and Shore Path. When in Bar Harbor, make a side trip to see Ship Harbor Nature Trail in Bass Harbor, approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Acadia National Park. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, stop by Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars, and examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bar Harbor trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Camden to Bar Harbor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ship Harbor Nature Trail, Cadillac Mountain, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum

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