24 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

24 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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24 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Nantucket
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h
7
Nags Head
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
8
Hilton Head
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
9
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  6​h
End: New York City

2
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.
Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. American Museum of Natural History and New York Public Library are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, wander the streets of Times Square, and make a trip to Ellis Island.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New York City driving holiday planning website .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to New York City. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to 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
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

2
nights
Newport

Newport
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): admire the striking features of The Elms, then see the interesting displays at The Breakers, then take a memorable drive along Ocean Drive Historic District, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Adams State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Cliff Walk, then stroll through Sachuest Beach (Second Beach), and then enjoy the sea views from Beavertail Lighthouse and Park.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Newport trip planner .

You can drive from New York City to Newport in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in July; daily highs in Newport reach 80°F and lows reach 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Edgartown.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sachuest Beach (Second Beach), Beavertail Lighthouse and Park
Highlights from your plan
The Elms
The Elms
The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District

2
nights
Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard

Edgartown ©
Edgartown is a town located on Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. On the 6th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Menemsha Hills, then enjoy the sand and surf at Menemsha Public Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Gay Head Lighthouse. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Norton Point Beach, kick back and relax at Bend in the Road Beach, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Aquinnah Cliffs.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Edgartown trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Newport to Edgartown takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Edgartown are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nantucket.

Things to do in Edgartown

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Aquinnah, Menemsha Public Beach, Menemsha Hills
Highlights from your plan
Menemsha Public Beach ©
Menemsha Public Beach
Gay Head Lighthouse ©
Gay Head Lighthouse
Menemsha Hills ©
Menemsha Hills

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nights
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. On the 8th (Mon), enjoy the sea views from Sankaty Head Lighthouse, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Milestone Bog, then examine the collection at Whaling Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Unitarian Universalist Meeting House Nantucket. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): stroll through Cisco Beach, then examine the collection at Egan Maritime's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, then examine the collection at Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Nobadeer.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nantucket travel route builder .

You can fly from Edgartown to Nantucket in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Nantucket

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

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nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Shore Path and Acadia National Park. Get outdoors at Mount Desert Island and Cadillac Mountain. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Indian Point Blagden Preserve, enjoy the sea views from Egg Rock Light, and kick back and relax at Little Hunters Beach.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bar Harbor day trip site .

You can fly from Nantucket to Bar Harbor in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of ferry and car. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nantucket in July since evenings lows in Bar Harbor dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Indian Point Blagden Preserve
Highlights from your plan
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path

3
nights
Portland

Portland ©
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.
Visiting Kancamagus Highway and Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Marginal Way Walkway and The Little White Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center (in North Conway), Doubling Point Lighthouse (in Arrowsic) and Perkins Cove (in Ogunquit). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Portland Head Light, enjoy the sea views from Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, and steep yourself in history at The Wilson Memorial Chapel.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Portland travel tool .

Getting from Bar Harbor to Portland by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Nags Head.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ogunquit, North Conway, Portland Head Light, Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site, The Little White Church
Highlights from your plan
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Kancamagus Highway ©
Kancamagus Highway

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night
Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
On the 17th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Redeemer By the Sea Catholic Church, immerse yourself in nature at Jockey's Ridge State Park, then visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nags Head attractions website .

Do a combination of flight and car from Portland to Nags Head in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Portland in July; daily highs in Nags Head reach 85°F and lows reach 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Nags Head

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wright Brothers National Memorial, Parasailing & Paragliding, Holy Redeemer By the Sea Catholic Church, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse

1
night
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 19th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. Here are some ideas for day two: race across the water with a speed boat tour, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Silver Garden Silversmiths and Art Gallery.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hilton Head trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Nags Head to Hilton Head by combination of car and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. July in Hilton Head sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Hilton Head

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

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Truman Little White House and Fort Zachary Taylor are in your itinerary. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Dry Tortugas National Park will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, cruise along The Overseas Highway, and brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Key West day trip app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hilton Head to Key West in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Hilton Head in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

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