25 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

25 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Savannah
— 3 nights
Drive
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St. Augustine
— 5 nights
Drive
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Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Key West
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Marco Island
— 1 night
Unknown
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Sanibel Island
— 2 nights
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New York City

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read New York City day trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to New York City is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, things will get cooler in New York City: highs are around 10°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

3
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Savannah

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Coligny Beach and Bonaventure Cemetery. Kids will enjoy Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and Colonial Park Cemetery. Explore Savannah's surroundings by going to Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum (in Tybee Island) and Hilton Head (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Hilton Head Island Bike Trails). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, walk around Forsyth Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of First African Baptist Church.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Savannah vacation planning website.

You can fly from New York City to Savannah in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Savannah hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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St. Augustine

St. Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Clinch State Park and Fort Matanzas National Monument. Change things up with these side-trips from St. Augustine: Beach at Daytona Beach (in Daytona Beach) and Stetson Mansion (in DeLand). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach, examine the collection at Lightner Museum, get engrossed in the history at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, and sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the St. Augustine day trip planner.

Getting from Savannah to St. Augustine by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Savannah in December since evenings lows in St. Augustine dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Marathon

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.
On the 21st (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Bahia Honda State Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then view the masterpieces at Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Marathon online trip builder.

Drive from St. Augustine to Marathon in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from St. Augustine in December: high temperatures in Marathon hover around 31°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

5
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Key West

Conch Republic

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fort Zachary Taylor and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Truman Little White House and Key West Garden Club. Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's lots more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, and stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Key West online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Parks

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Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. On the 28th (Mon), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Marco Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Key West to Marco Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Key West in December, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Marco Island. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

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Sanibel Island

Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bowman's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Captiva Beach and then take in nature's colorful creations at Edison and Ford Winter Estates.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sanibel Island online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by journey from Marco Island to Sanibel Island takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Sanibel Island are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips