30 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

30 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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30 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Key West
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Marathon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Key Largo
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Marco Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Sanibel Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Sarasota
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
8
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h
End: Zurich

2
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.
On the 1st (Tue), stroll through Forsyth Park.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Hilton Head travel planning site .

Zurich, Switzerland to Hilton Head is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Hilton Head is minus 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in May; daily highs in Hilton Head reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Forsyth Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Forsyth Park ©
Forsyth Park

5
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.
Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Fort Zachary Taylor will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Truman Little White House and Dry Tortugas National Park. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along The Overseas Highway, visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Key West day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hilton Head to Key West takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Hilton Head in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Key West. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Marathon.

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
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Turtle Hospital and Sombrero Beach. Get outdoors at Bahia Honda State Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Marathon trip app .

Drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of History of Diving Museum and have some family-friendly fun at Dolphin Golfin.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Key Largo trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Marathon to Key Largo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Key Largo when traveling from Marathon in May, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Islamorada
Highlights from your plan
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park ©
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
nights
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. Escape the urban bustle at Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Parasailing & Paragliding. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Speed Boats Tours and Big Cypress National Preserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marco Island: Naples Pier (in Naples) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Everglades City). There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at Naples Botanical Garden and get engrossed in the history at Marco Island Historical Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Marco Island trip planner .

Getting from Key Largo to Marco Island by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Marco Island

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Everglades City, Naples, Big Cypress National Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Parasailing & Paragliding
Speed Boats Tours

2
nights
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Sanibel Historical Museum and Village and then identify plant and animal life at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Keep things going the next day: pick up some local products at Sanibel Island Farmer's Market, examine the collection at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bowman's Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sanibel Island trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Marco Island to Sanibel Island takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Sarasota.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach

3
nights
Sarasota

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Siesta Beach and Saint Pete Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Ringling and Ca' d'Zan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sarasota: Venice Beach (in Venice) and The Dalí Museum (in St. Petersburg). There's still lots to do: cruise along Myakka River State Park and get to know the fascinating history of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sarasota trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Sanibel Island to Sarasota takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Sarasota, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel to New York City.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saint Pete Beach, The Dali Museum, Siesta Beach, Venice Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Ringling ©
The Ringling
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
The Dali Museum ©
The Dali Museum

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the New York City holiday planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Sarasota to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sarasota in May, expect New York City to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) 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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