24 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

24 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock East Coast of USA trip planner

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New York City
— 3 nights
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Nantucket
— 2 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
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Buffalo
— 1 day
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Fly to Miami, Shuttle to Marathon
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Marathon
— 2 nights
Bus to Key West, Fly to Orlando
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Orlando
— 2 nights
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New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Relax by the water at Island Beach State Park and 8th Ave Jetty. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chelsea Market and Sam's Point Preserve. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville) and Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge (in Wallkill). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New York City online road trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to New York City is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Dubai to New York City. Traveling from Dubai in July, expect New York City to be cooler, temps between 35°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Nantucket.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Nantucket

— 2 nights
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Whaling Museum, contemplate the long history of Greater Light, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfside Beach. On your second day here, stroll through Nobadeer, then stop by The Hub, then enjoy the sea views from Brant Point Lighthouse, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Jetties Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nantucket travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Nantucket takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from New York City in July, expect Nantucket to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Nantucket

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 4 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Visiting Shore Path and Echo Lake Beach will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Seal Cove Auto Museum and St. Saviour's Church :. Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Eagle Lake Acadia National Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Atlantic Brewing Company, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor road trip planner.

Fly from Nantucket to Bar Harbor in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Nantucket in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Bar Harbor, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Buffalo.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Buffalo

— 1 day

Queen City

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
On the 4th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica, get engrossed in the history at Pierce-Arrow Museum, then stroll through Tifft Nature Preserve, and finally don't miss a visit to Elmwood Village.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Buffalo visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Bar Harbor to Buffalo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Buffalo sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Washington DC

— 2 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
On the 5th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Falls Park. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Torpedo Factory Art Center.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Buffalo to Washington DC by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Buffalo in August: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 36°C and lows are around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Washington DC

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hilton Head

— 3 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Shop till you drop at Nash Gallery and Coligny Plaza Shopping Center. Visit Coligny Beach and Driessen Beach Park for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, play a few rounds at The Golf Courses of Palmetto Dunes, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hilton Head road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Hilton Head takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at History of Diving Museum and Crane Point Museum & Nature Center. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Turtle Hospital and Lobster Trap Art Gift Shop and Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Islamorada (Waterskiing & Jetskiing & Islamorada Brewery & Distillery). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Reef, enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Park Beach, and get answers to all your questions at Pigeon Key.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Marathon itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Hilton Head to Marathon takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Orlando

— 2 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Step off the beaten path and head to Beach at Daytona Beach and A Day Away Kayak Tours. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at International Drive and Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets. Step out of Orlando with an excursion to Ormond Beach in Ormond Beach--about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: discover the magic at World of Disney and add some entertainment to your itinerary with Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Marathon to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Orlando sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips