28 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

28 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Portland
Fly + Bus:  9 h
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h
2
Key West
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Key Largo
— 2 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Taxi:  4 h 45 min
4
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
St. Augustine, Florida
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Orlando, Florida
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
St. Pete Beach, Florida
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h
9
Panama City Beach, Florida
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Portland

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.
Popular historic sites such as St. Patrick's Cathedral and New York City Hall are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

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Portland to New York City is an approximately 9- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Portland to New York City due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Portland in September since evenings lows in New York City dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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.
Get some historical perspective at Fort Zachary Taylor and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dry Tortugas National Park and Bahia Honda State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Key West: Marathon (The Turtle Hospital & Seven Mile Bridge). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and cruise along The Overseas Highway.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Key West trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from New York City to Key West by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Key West at 88°F and lows at 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Marathon, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

2
nights
Key Largo

Key Largo ©
The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Everglades Alligator Farm, identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Key Largo day trip app.

Traveling by car from Key West to Key Largo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Dolphin Research Center, Everglades Alligator Farm
Highlights from your plan
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park ©
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Alder Lane Beach Access, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Cross. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Hilton Head route maker.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi from Key Largo to Hilton Head in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Key Largo in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 71°F in Hilton Head. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

The Church of the Cross
Highlights from your plan
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then steep yourself in history at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, and finally examine the collection at Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Fort Pulaski National Monument, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, and finally walk around Forsyth Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Savannah trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Savannah takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tybee Island
Highlights from your plan
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

4
nights
St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine ©
St. Visit Fort Matanzas National Monument and Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Augustine Beach and Ormond Beach. Step out of St. Augustine with an excursion to Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Wild Reserve, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery, make a trip to St. George Street, and gain insight at Flagler College.

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You can drive from Savannah to St. Augustine in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Fort Clinch State Park, Ormond Beach
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach
Fort Matanzas National Monument ©
Fort Matanzas National Monument

4
nights
Orlando, Florida

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Beach at Daytona Beach and The Escape Game Orlando. Get outdoors at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Discovery Cove. Change things up with a short trip to Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum in Ponce Inlet (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: cool off at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, browse the different shops at Disney Springs, and laugh and play at World of Disney.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Orlando online trip maker.

You can drive from St. Augustine to Orlando in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Orlando, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to St. Pete Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Beach at Daytona Beach, Boat Tours & Water Sports, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

2
nights
St. Pete Beach, Florida

St. Pete Beach ©
St. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): kick back and relax at Saint Pete Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Siesta Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Fort De Soto Park, then take a stroll through Pass-a-Grille, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Treasure Island Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our St. Pete Beach tour planning website.

You can drive from Orlando to St. Pete Beach in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. September in St. Pete Beach sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 78°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in St. Pete Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Treasure Island Beach, Fort De Soto Park, Siesta Beach
Highlights from your plan
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach
Fort De Soto Park ©
Fort De Soto Park

3
nights
Panama City Beach, Florida

Panama City Beach ©
Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Visiting Panama City Beach and Okaloosa Island will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Henderson Beach State Park. The adventure continues: stroll through St. Andrews State Park, learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery, observe the fascinating underwater world at Gulf World Marine Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Panama City Beach trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from St. Pete Beach to Panama City Beach in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from St. Pete Beach in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 59°F in Panama City Beach. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Okaloosa Island, Henderson Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach
St. Andrews State Park ©
St. Andrews State Park
Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park

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