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: Newark
Drive:  1​h
1
Asbury Park
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  8​h 15​min
2
Clearwater, Florida
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Tybee Island
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Savannah
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Hilton Head
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Charleston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Nags Head
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Newark

1
night
Asbury Park

Asbury Park ©
Asbury Park is a city in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, located on the Jersey Shore and part of the New York City Metropolitan Area. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): cool off at Asbury Splash Park and then stroll through 8th Ave Jetty. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Stephen Crane House, admire the striking features of Paramount Theater and Convention Hall, then make a trip to Asbury Park Boardwalk, then see the interesting displays at Silverball Pinball Museum, and finally stop by Hot Sand.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Asbury Park trip planner .

Newark to Asbury Park is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In September, daytime highs in Asbury Park are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Clearwater.

Things to do in Asbury Park

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
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Asbury Splash Park ©
Asbury Splash Park
Silverball Pinball Museum ©
Silverball Pinball Museum
Asbury Park Boardwalk ©
Asbury Park Boardwalk

3
nights
Clearwater, Florida

Clearwater ©
Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Church of Scientology Information Center. Explore Clearwater's surroundings by going to Siesta Beach (in Siesta Key), Sunshine Skyway Bridge (in Tampa) and The Ringling (in Sarasota). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Sand Key Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, take a leisurely stroll along Pier 60, and admire the masterpieces at The Dali Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Clearwater online itinerary builder .

Getting from Asbury Park to Clearwater by combination of train and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In September, Clearwater is a bit warmer than Asbury Park - with highs of 89°F and lows of 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Tybee Island.

Things to do in Clearwater

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

The Ringling, Honeymoon Island State Park, Siesta Beach, Sunshine Skyway Bridge, The Dali Museum
Highlights from your plan
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Sand Key Park ©
Sand Key Park
Honeymoon Island State Park ©
Honeymoon Island State Park

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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, then steep yourself in history at Fort Pulaski National Monument, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tybee Island using our trip planner.

Getting from Clearwater to Tybee Island by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Clearwater in September, expect Tybee Island to be a bit cooler, temps between 84°F and 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Tybee Island

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum

3
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Explore hidden gems such as Hunting Island State Park and Food Tours. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, delve into the mystery of Olde Pink House, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and stroll around Forsyth Park.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Savannah trip maker website .

You can drive from Tybee Island to Savannah in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Savannah are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Hunting Island State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery
Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace ©
Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace
Mickve Israel Temple ©
Mickve Israel Temple

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Speed Boats Tours and Spas. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Fort Mitchel, take a memorable tour with Tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Savannah to Hilton Head takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina ©
Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina
Pirate's Island Adventure Golf ©
Pirate's Island Adventure Golf

4
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Step off the beaten path and head to Angel Oak Tree and Battery & White Point Gardens. Change things up with a short trip to Charleston Tea Plantation in Wadmalaw Island (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, pause for some photo ops at Fort Moultrie, walk around Joe Riley Waterfront Park, and steep yourself in history at Boone Hall Plantation.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Charleston online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Charleston, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Mount Pleasant, Fort Moultrie, Charleston Tea Plantation, Angel Oak Tree
Highlights from your plan
Joe Riley Waterfront Park ©
Joe Riley Waterfront Park
Charleston Tea Plantation ©
Charleston Tea Plantation
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist

3
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Huntington Beach State Park and Hollywood Wax Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Myrtle Beach: Brookgreen Gardens (in Murrells Inlet) and The South Carolina Maritime Museum (in Georgetown). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Myrtle Beach State Park, wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and make a trip to Barefoot Landing.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Myrtle Beach trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Charleston to Myrtle Beach by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Myrtle Beach sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Murrells Inlet, Barefoot Landing, The South Carolina Maritime Museum
Highlights from your plan
Brookgreen Gardens ©
Brookgreen Gardens
Hollywood Wax Museum ©
Hollywood Wax Museum
Myrtle Beach State Park ©
Myrtle Beach State Park

2
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 22nd (Sun), learn about all things military at Battleship North Carolina, then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Bizarre, and then head off the coast to Topsail Island. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Airlie Gardens, don't miss a visit to Riverwalk, then meet the residents at North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, and finally take in the waterfront at Carolina Beach Boardwalk.

Before you visit Wilmington, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Wilmington takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Wilmington can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Nags Head.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Topsail Island, North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Highlights from your plan
Topsail Island ©
Topsail Island
Airlie Gardens ©
Airlie Gardens
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher ©

1
night
Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, then stroll around Jockey's Ridge State Park, then contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, and finally stop by Salty Paws Biscuits.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nags Head trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Wilmington to Nags Head in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. While traveling from Wilmington, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Nags Head, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Nags Head

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Wright Brothers National Memorial, Salty Paws Biscuits
Highlights from your plan
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse

3
nights
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Military Aviation Museum and Sandbridge Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Virginia Beach side-trips: Morris Farm Market (in Barco) and Corolla (Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum & Nature & Wildlife Tours). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Sandbridge Little Island Fishing Pier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Virginia Beach, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Virginia Beach day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Nags Head to Virginia Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Corolla, Morris Farm Market
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach

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nights
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Governor's Palace and Bruton Parish Episcopal Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Williamsburg: Richmond (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts & Maymont). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Yorktown Battlefield, step aboard Jamestown Settlement, get engrossed in the history at Historic Jamestowne, and look for gifts at Williamsburg Pottery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg road trip planner.

Drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In September in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Yorktown Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Yorktown Battlefield ©
Yorktown Battlefield
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church ©
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church

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