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:  28​h
1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
North Conway
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Sanibel Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
9
Key West
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
10
Marathon
— 6 nights
shuttle + Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cadillac Mountain and Park Loop Road. Spend the 6th (Wed) exploring nature at Acadia National Park. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, take in the exciting artwork at Little Village Gifts, identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, and don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bar Harbor online trip maker .

Sydney, Australia to Bar Harbor is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Eastern Standard Time is minus 15 hours. In November, Bar Harbor is cooler than Sydney - with highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Acadia National Park
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road

2
nights
North Conway

North Conway ©
North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
On the 7th (Thu), look and learn at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, cruise along Kancamagus Highway, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Conway Loop. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Gorge, then fly down the slopes at Bear Notch Ski Touring Center, and then admire the sheer force of Diana's Baths.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the North Conway road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to North Conway takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to New York City.

Things to do in North Conway

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Bear Notch Ski Touring Center, Rocky Gorge, Conway Loop
Highlights from your plan
Kancamagus Highway ©
Kancamagus Highway
Diana's Baths ©
Diana's Baths

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

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You can drive from North Conway to New York City in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from North Conway in November; daily highs in New York City reach 16°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Charleston.

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
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 12th (Tue), make a trip to Riley Waterfront Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Angel Oak Tree, then take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument and then learn about all things military at Patriots Point.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Charleston trip itinerary site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Charleston in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Charleston, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Patriots Point, Angel Oak Tree
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Patriots Point ©
Patriots Point
Joe Riley Waterfront Park ©
Joe Riley Waterfront Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): let little ones run wild at Gregg Russell Harbour Town Playground, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coligny Beach, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with HHI Jet Pack, then hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, then stop by Chocolates by the Sea, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Silver Garden Silversmiths and Art Gallery.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head day trip site .

You can drive from Charleston to Hilton Head in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Hilton Head

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

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 16th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Pulaski National Monument, visit a coastal fixture at Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, then stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Forsyth Park. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, explore the galleries of Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Savannah trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Hilton Head to Savannah in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Savannah, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): examine the collection at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, then explore and take pictures at Flagler College, then see the interesting displays at The Lightner Museum, and finally sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery. On the next day, kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach, enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and then make a trip to St. George Street.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine attractions planner.

Getting from Savannah to St. Augustine by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Savannah in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in St. Augustine, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Museums Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Flagler College ©
Flagler College
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

2
nights
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and Sanibel Community Playground. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Bowman's Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at In The Garden, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Pond Apple Park.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sanibel Island online trip maker .

You can drive from St. Augustine to Sanibel Island in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from St. Augustine in November, you will find days in Sanibel Island are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

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

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Truman Little White House and The Overseas Highway. The adventure continues: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and stop by Key West Local Luxe.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Key West trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sanibel Island to Key West takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sanibel Island in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Key West. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
The Overseas Highway ©
The Overseas Highway
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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nights
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 Dolphin Research Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Marathon: Islamorada (Scuba & Snorkeling, A Lil' Tail Charters, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park, identify plant and animal life at Marathon Garden Club, kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Marathon holiday planner.

Getting from Key West to Marathon by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In November, daytime highs in Marathon are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

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

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