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: Howell
Drive:  12​h 45​min
1
Nags Head
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
2
Hilton Head
— 4 nights
Drive:  22​h 30​min
3
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 5 nights
Drive + ferry:  7​h 45​min
4
Nantucket
— 4 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + ferry:  4​h
5
Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Howell

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Parasailing & Paragliding. Escape the urban bustle at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve. Change things up with a short trip to Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum in Rodanthe (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, get your game on at Life on a Sandbar, and admire all the interesting features of Island Farm.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nags Head trip planner .

Howell to Nags Head is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Howell in July since evenings lows in Nags Head dip to 73°F. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Nags Head

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Rodanthe, Manteo, Parasailing & Paragliding, Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve ©

4
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Room Escape Games and Legendary Golf. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Driessen Beach Park and Folly Field Beach Park. The adventure continues: let little ones run wild at Shelter Cove Towne Centre, explore and take pictures at Mitchelville Freedom Park, kick back and relax at Burkes Beach, and tee off at The Golf Courses of Palmetto Dunes.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Nags Head to Hilton Head takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. In July in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Golf
Highlights from your plan
Legendary Golf ©
Legendary Golf
Room Escape Games
Shelter Cove Towne Centre ©
Shelter Cove Towne Centre

5
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Seal Cove Auto Museum and St. Saviour's Church :. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Great Head Trail. There's lots more to do: play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf, hike along Gorham Mountain Trail, shop like a local with Little Village Gifts, and stroll through Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor trip planner .

Getting from Hilton Head to Bar Harbor by combination of car and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Hilton Head in July, with highs in Bar Harbor at 75°F and lows at 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nantucket.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Asticou Terraces / Thuya Garden, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf ©
Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Little Village Gifts ©
Little Village Gifts

4
nights
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nobadeer and Milestone Bog. Get some cultural insight at Unitarian Universalist Meeting House Nantucket and St Paul's Episcopal Church. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Cisco Beach, identify plant and animal life at Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, contemplate the waterfront views at Miacomet Pond, and pause for some serene contemplation at Nantucket United Methodist Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nantucket trip planner .

Getting from Bar Harbor to Nantucket by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bar Harbor in August since evenings lows in Nantucket dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Edgartown.

Things to do in Nantucket

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cisco Beach ©
Cisco Beach
Nobadeer ©
Nobadeer
Greater Light ©
Greater Light

6
nights
Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard

Edgartown ©
Edgartown is a town located on Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gay Head Lighthouse and Cottage Museum. Visiting Norton Point Beach and Menemsha Hills will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Menemsha Public Beach (in Menemsha), Lucy Vincent Beach (in Chilmark) and Aquinnah Lighthouse (in Aquinnah). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Joseph Sylvia State Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bend in the Road Beach, look for gifts at Ben and Bill's Chocolate Emporium, and don't miss a visit to The Granary Gallery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Edgartown trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nantucket to Edgartown takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. In August, daily temperatures in Edgartown can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edgartown

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Oak Bluffs, Aquinnah, Chilmark, The Granary Gallery, Menemsha Public Beach
Highlights from your plan
Gay Head Lighthouse ©
Gay Head Lighthouse
Menemsha Hills ©
Menemsha Hills
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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