28 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

28 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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28 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Halifax
Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Sarasota, Florida
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Sanibel Island
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h
3
Key West
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 2 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Drive:  7 h 30 min
5
St. Augustine, Florida
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Tybee Island
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
7
Savannah
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h
8
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Halifax

3
nights
Sarasota, Florida

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Ringling and Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Relax by the water at Siesta Beach and Saint Pete Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sarasota side-trips: St. Petersburg (The Dalí Museum & Chihuly Collection). It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Ca' d'Zan and don't miss a visit to St. Armands Circle Association.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sarasota attractions planning app .

Halifax, Canada to Sarasota is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Halifax to Sarasota. Traveling from Halifax in February, things will get much hotter in Sarasota: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St. Petersburg, Saint Pete Beach, Siesta Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens ©
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
The Dali Museum ©
The Dali Museum
The Ringling ©
The Ringling

4
nights
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Edison and Ford Winter Estates and The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sanibel Island Lighthouse and Sanibel Historical Museum and Village. Step out of Sanibel Island with an excursion to Fort Myers Beach in Fort Myers Beach--about 34 minutes away.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sanibel Island online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sarasota to Sanibel Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In February in Sanibel Island, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Myers Beach, Edison and Ford Winter Estates
Highlights from your plan
Edison and Ford Winter Estates ©
Edison and Ford Winter Estates
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach

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.
Truman Little White House and Fort Zachary Taylor will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Dry Tortugas National Park and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Key West trip maker site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sanibel Island to Key West in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sanibel Island in February, Key West is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Saint Mary Star of the Sea ©
Saint Mary Star of the Sea

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Marathon trip maker tool .

Drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center
Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery ©
Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery

4
nights
St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Discover out-of-the-way places like Stetson Mansion and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum and Ocean Art Gallery. Step out of St. Augustine to go to Port Orange and see Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach, contemplate the long history of Peña-Peck House - Woman's Exchange, see the interesting displays at Lightner Museum, and admire all the interesting features of Flagler College.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the St. Augustine sightseeing app .

Drive from Marathon to St. Augustine in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Marathon in February; daily highs in St. Augustine reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tybee Island.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ocean Art Gallery, Stetson Mansion, Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion

1
night
Tybee Island

Tybee Island ©
Tybee Island is a city and barrier island located in Chatham County, Georgia, 18 miles (29 km) east of Savannah, United States. On the 18th (Sun), visit a coastal fixture at Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum and then make a trip to Gallery By The Sea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Fort Pulaski National Monument, then enjoy the sea views from Cockspur lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Tybee Island Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tybee Island trip maker .

Drive from St. Augustine to Tybee Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from St. Augustine in February, things will get a bit cooler in Tybee Island: highs are around 19°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Tybee Island

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Cockspur lighthouse ©
Cockspur lighthouse

4
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bonaventure Cemetery and Coligny Beach. Let the collections at Owens-Thomas House and Coastal Discovery Museum capture your imagination. When in Savannah, make a side trip to see Dolphin & Whale Watching in Hilton Head, approximately 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at The Olde Pink House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mickve Israel Temple, don't miss a visit to River street Savannah, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Savannah driving holiday planner.

Savannah is just a short distance from Tybee Island. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in February, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Hilton Head
Highlights from your plan
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery
Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters ©
Mickve Israel Temple ©
Mickve Israel Temple

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at 9/11 Memorial and The Museum of Modern Art. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, and admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New York City visit planner.

Getting from Savannah to New York City by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Savannah in February, you will find days in New York City are colder (8°C), and nights are slightly colder (-1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

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

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