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: Dubai
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Nantucket
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
4
Buffalo
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  7​h 45​min
7
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Orlando, Florida
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Dubai

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Island Beach State Park and 8th Ave Jetty. Explore hidden gems such as Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and Sam's Point Preserve. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge in Wallkill--about 1h 40 min away. It doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our New York City holiday planning tool .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to New York City is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Dubai to New York City, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in July, expect New York City to be colder, temps between 35°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nantucket.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Island Beach State Park, Sam's Point Preserve, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge, 8th Ave Jetty
Highlights from your plan
Island Beach State Park ©
Island Beach State Park
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

2
nights
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
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): examine the collection at Whaling Museum, steep yourself in history at Greater Light, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfside Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Nobadeer, then look for gifts at The Hub, then don't miss a visit to Brant Point Lighthouse, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Jetties Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Nantucket trip planning site .

You can fly from New York City to Nantucket in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In July, Nantucket is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Nantucket

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Whaling Museum ©
Whaling Museum
Brant Point Lighthouse ©
Brant Point Lighthouse
Greater Light ©
Greater Light

4
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Echo Lake Beach and Acadia National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Seal Cove Auto Museum and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Saviour's Church :, sample the tasty concoctions at Atlantic Brewing Company, and contemplate the waterfront views at Eagle Lake Acadia National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Nantucket to Bar Harbor takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Nantucket in July, Bar Harbor is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Beech Cliff Loop, Echo Lake Beach, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Echo Lake Beach ©
Echo Lake Beach

1
day
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory Basilica, get engrossed in the history at Pierce-Arrow Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tifft Nature Preserve, and finally take a stroll through Elmwood Village.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Buffalo trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Bar Harbor to Buffalo takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Buffalo are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Buffalo

Wildlife Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Pierce-Arrow Museum ©
Pierce-Arrow Museum
Tifft Nature Preserve ©
Tifft Nature Preserve

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Great Falls Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally view the masterpieces at Torpedo Factory Art Center.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Washington DC travel route builder .

Traveling by flight from Buffalo to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, Washington DC is a bit warmer than Buffalo - with highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Washington DC

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Alexandria, Great Falls Park, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Old Town ©
Old Town
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Speed Boats Tours and Coligny Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Coligny Plaza Shopping Center and Nash Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, tee off at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, contemplate the long history of Mitchelville Freedom Park, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Hilton Head takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach

2
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.
Step out of the city life by going to The Turtle Hospital and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. You'll explore and learn at Lobster Trap Art Gallery and History of Diving Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Marathon side-trips: Islamorada (Waterskiing & Jetskiing & Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room). There's lots more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Sombrero Reef, look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, kick back and relax at Sunset Park Beach, and get all the information you need at Pigeon Key Foundation.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Marathon trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hilton Head to Marathon takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Islamorada, Sunset Park Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Sunset Park Beach ©
Sunset Park Beach
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©

2
nights
Orlando, Florida

Orlando ©
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Beach at Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets and A Day Away Kayak Tours. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through International Drive, stop by World of Disney, and make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Orlando trip planner .

Traveling by car from Marathon to Orlando takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ormond Beach, Beach at Daytona Beach, A Day Away Kayak Tours
Highlights from your plan
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach
A Day Away Kayak Tours ©
A Day Away Kayak Tours
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach

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