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: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Charleston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Savannah
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
St. Augustine
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Sarasota
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
10
Panama City Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: London

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel and then take in the pleasant sights at Times Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip builder site .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Charleston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

4
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Sumter National Monument and St. Michael's Church. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and Unitarian Church in Charleston. And it doesn't end there: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, snap pictures at Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grace Church Cathedral.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Charleston attractions site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Charleston takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in April, expect Charleston to be somewhat warmer, temps between 27°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Patriots Point
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Patriots Point ©
Patriots Point

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Coligny Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church and The Silver Garden Silversmiths and Art Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alder Lane Beach Access, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Charleston to Hilton Head by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach

4
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and The Club at Savannah Harbor. Step off the beaten path and head to Fort Pulaski National Monument and Olde Pink House. Step out of Savannah with an excursion to Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum in Tybee Island--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Compline at Christ Church Anglican, contemplate the long history of Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Forsyth Park.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Savannah trip planning app .

Drive from Hilton Head to Savannah in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Savannah can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Tybee Island
Highlights from your plan
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery
Mickve Israel Temple ©
Mickve Israel Temple

4
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Get some cultural insight at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. and Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. Visiting St. Augustine Beach and Beach at Daytona Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of St. Augustine to go to Ponce Inlet and see Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, which is approximately 2 hours away. Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Fort Matanzas National Monument. And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery, make a trip to St. George Street, identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, and admire all the interesting features of Flagler College.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our St. Augustine trip planner.

Getting from Savannah to St. Augustine by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. May in St. Augustine sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sarasota.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Beach at Daytona Beach, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine ©
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

2
nights
Sarasota

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at The Ringling, get to know the fascinating history of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, and then kick back and relax at Siesta Beach. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Dali Museum and then kick back and relax at Saint Pete Beach.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sarasota vacation maker .

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Sarasota takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Key Largo trip builder .

Traveling by car from Sarasota to Key Largo takes 5 hours. May in Key Largo sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): stroll through Sombrero Beach, look for all kinds of wild species 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: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, then sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Marathon road trip tool .

You can drive from Key Largo to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daytime highs in Marathon are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Fishing Charters & Tours
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

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 Dolphin & Whale Watching and The Overseas Highway. Get some historical perspective at Truman Little White House and Key West Cemetery. There's much more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Key West using our trip planner.

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The Overseas Highway ©
The Overseas Highway
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

1
night
Panama City Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take advantage of the amenities at Panama City Beach, then buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Eden Gardens State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery, kick back and relax at St. Andrews State Park, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Panama City Beach day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Key West to Panama City Beach takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Key West in May since evenings lows in Panama City Beach dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Eden Gardens State Park
Highlights from your plan
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach
St. Andrews State Park ©
St. Andrews State Park
Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery

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