29 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

29 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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29 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + bus:  14​h
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Nantucket
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Portland
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Savannah
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Key West
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Marathon
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  17​h
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Times Square and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Bayard Cutting Arboretum (in Great River), Amazing Olive (in Port Jefferson) and Quogue Wildlife Refuge (in Quogue). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Fifth Avenue and hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New York City holiday planning tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to New York City is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Tel Aviv to New York City, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in September; daily highs in New York City reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Nantucket.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Amazing Olive, Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Bayard Cutting Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

3
nights
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. You'll explore and learn at Whaling Museum and Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum. Sankaty Head Lighthouse and Great Point Light will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Egan Maritime's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, steep yourself in history at Greater Light, and enjoy the sand and surf at Madaket Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nantucket trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Nantucket takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Nantucket reach 24°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Newport.

Things to do in Nantucket

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Whaling Museum ©
Whaling Museum
Sankaty Head Lighthouse ©
Sankaty Head Lighthouse
Great Point Light ©
Great Point Light

3
nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cliff Walk and Rough Point. Get some cultural insight at Heritage Museums & Gardens and New Bedford Whaling Museum. Explore Newport's surroundings by going to The Submarine Force Museum (in Groton), The Book Barn (in Niantic) and Hoxie House (in Sandwich).

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Newport online journey builder .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Nantucket to Newport in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. September in Newport sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Portland.

Things to do in Newport

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sandwich, The Submarine Force Museum, The Book Barn, New Bedford Whaling Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Submarine Force Museum ©
The Submarine Force Museum
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
New Bedford Whaling Museum ©
New Bedford Whaling Museum

5
nights
Portland

Portland ©
Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Marginal Way Walkway and Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse. Do your shopping at Len Libby Chocolates and When Pigs Fly Company Store. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Owls Head Transportation Museum (in Owls Head), Stonewall Kitchen (in York) and Footbridge Beach (in Ogunquit). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Portland Head Light, look for all kinds of wild species at Maine Wildlife Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Goose Rocks Beach, and browse the exhibits of Maine Lighthouse Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Portland vacation builder .

Getting from Newport to Portland by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Newport in September since evenings lows in Portland dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Maine Lighthouse Museum, Owls Head Transportation Museum, Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, Maine Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum

2
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. On the 22nd (Sat), stroll through Litchfield Beach and then contemplate the long history of Atalaya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): look for gifts at Gay Dolphin Gift Cove and then take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Portland to Myrtle Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Portland in September: high temperatures in Myrtle Beach hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Savannah.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Atalaya, Litchfield Beach
Highlights from your plan
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Litchfield Beach ©
Litchfield Beach
Atalaya ©
Atalaya

5
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Popular historic sites such as Bonaventure Cemetery and City Market are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fort Pulaski National Monument and Mickve Israel Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Savannah: Tybee Island (Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum & Tybee Island Beach) and Hilton Head (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Coligny Beach). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Historic Savannah Theatre, steep yourself in history at Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Forsyth Park, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Savannah itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Myrtle Beach to Savannah in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tybee Island, Hilton Head
Highlights from your plan
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument

3
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.
Fort Zachary Taylor and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum. The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends, stop by Peppers Of Key West, and kick back and relax at Smathers Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Key West trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Savannah to Key West in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Savannah in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 1st (Mon), get engrossed in the history at History of Diving Museum and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Indian Key State Historic Site, sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room, and then view the masterpieces at Lobster Trap Art Gift Shop and Gallery.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Marathon vacation planning site .

Getting from Key West to Marathon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Marathon are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
History of Diving Museum ©
History of Diving Museum
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©

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