25 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

25 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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25 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly + Shuttle:  21 h 45 min
1
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
3
St. Augustine, Florida
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Hilton Head
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 45 min
5
Nags Head
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h
6
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Muscat

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Sombrero Beach will thrill your kids. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin Research Center and Bahia Honda State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marathon: Islamorada (Fishing Charters & Tours & Parasailing & Paragliding). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, see the vivid underwater world at Sombrero Reef, enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Park Beach, and take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Marathon sightseeing tool .

Muscat, Oman to Marathon is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Muscat to Marathon due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Muscat in June; daily highs in Marathon reach 38°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park, Sunset Park Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Your inner history buff will appreciate Truman Little White House and Fort Zachary Taylor. Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, see the vivid underwater world at Vandenberg Wreck, and brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Key West tour planner .

Getting from Marathon to Key West by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. and Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. Get outdoors at St. Augustine Beach and St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park. Explore St. Augustine's surroundings by going to Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum (in Ponce Inlet), Beach at Daytona Beach (in Daytona Beach) and Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens (in Port Orange). There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery, enjoy the sand and surf at Frank Butler County Park West, see the interesting displays at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Princess Place Preserve.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the St. Augustine online travel planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Key West to St. Augustine in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Key West in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in St. Augustine, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens, Crescent Beach Public Beach, Princess Place Preserve, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Beach at Daytona Beach
Highlights from your plan

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Speed Boats Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Hilton Head Island Bike Trails and Coligny Beach. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and stroll through Burkes Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hilton Head trip builder website .

You can drive from St. Augustine to Hilton Head in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Nags Head.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach

2
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Wright Brothers National Memorial and Bodie Island Lighthouse. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and Coquina Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nags Head: Corolla (Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum & Nature & Wildlife Tours). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Jockey's Ridge State Park, stop by Life on a Sandbar, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nags Head tour itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Hilton Head to Nags Head in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Hilton Head in June: highs in Nags Head hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Nags Head

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Corolla, Coquina Beach, Parasailing & Paragliding, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
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 explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of car and flight from Nags Head to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nags Head in June since evenings lows in New York City dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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