31 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

31 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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31 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Savannah
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
5
St. Augustine
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
6
Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Marathon
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
9
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
10
Nags Head
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): putt your heart out at Pirate's Island Adventure Golf, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at The Oilerie Hilton Head Island, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then stroll through Coligny Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head trip planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to Hilton Head is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to Hilton Head due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Hilton Head to be much hotter, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach

3
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 4th (Wed), make a trip to River street Savannah, stroll through Tybee Island Beach, then stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Forsyth Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Pulaski National Monument, then explore the galleries of Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Historic Savannah Theatre.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Savannah holiday app .

You can drive from Hilton Head to Savannah in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Savannah, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Tybee Island
Highlights from your plan
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Forsyth Park ©
Forsyth Park

2
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Explore hidden gems such as Walking tours and Patriots Point. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Riley Waterfront Park, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, expand your understanding of the military at Fort Sumter National Monument, and snap pictures at Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Charleston tour planner .

Traveling by car from Savannah to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Patriots Point
Highlights from your plan
Patriots Point ©
Patriots Point
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Joe Riley Waterfront Park ©
Joe Riley Waterfront Park

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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel and Broadway at the Beach. Step out of Myrtle Beach with an excursion to Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet--about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, make a trip to Barefoot Landing, take a leisurely stroll along Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Myrtle Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach trip maker site .

You can drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Myrtle Beach sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Barefoot Landing, Brookgreen Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach ©
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
Brookgreen Gardens ©
Brookgreen Gardens
Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach

3
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery, then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach, and then explore and take pictures at Flagler College. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, and then make a trip to St. George Street.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the St. Augustine trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Myrtle Beach to St. Augustine takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. July in St. Augustine sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
St. Augustine Distillery ©
St. Augustine Distillery

1
night
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 14th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Key Largo trip maker .

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Key Largo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Key Largo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Turtle Hospital and Seven Mile Bridge. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach.

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Traveling by car from Key Largo to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

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

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 discover tucked-away gems like Dry Tortugas National Park and Fort Zachary Taylor. Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, cruise along The Overseas Highway, and get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock Observation Deck.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Key West to New York City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Key West in July since evenings lows in New York City dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nags Head.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Wright Brothers National Memorial and then experience rural life at Island Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier, visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coquina Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nags Head trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from New York City to Nags Head takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nags Head

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manteo, Coquina Beach, Wright Brothers National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse

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