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

3
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Patriots Point and Fort Sumter National Monument will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge. Go for a jaunt from Charleston to Moores Landing to see Boneyard Beach about 48 minutes away. It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Riley Waterfront Park and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Charleston online trip itinerary maker .

Newport News to Charleston is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Charleston are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Boneyard Beach, Patriots Point
Highlights from your plan
Patriots Point ©
Patriots Point
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

2
nights
Hilton Head

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 4th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Coligny Beach, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Driessen Beach Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burkes Beach, and then stroll through Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hilton Head trip planner .

Traveling by car from Charleston to Hilton Head takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Hilton Head can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Hilton Head

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

3
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bonaventure Cemetery and Owens-Thomas House. Get a sense of the local culture at Fort Pulaski National Monument and Mickve Israel Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Savannah: Tybee Island (Tybee Island Beach & Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Olde Pink House, make a trip to River Street Savannah, tour the pleasant surroundings at Forsyth Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Historic Savannah Theatre.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Savannah trip maker tool .

Getting from Hilton Head to Savannah by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Savannah can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tybee Island, Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters ©

3
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Augustine Beach and Beach at Daytona Beach. St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum and Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from St. Augustine with a short trip to Crescent Beach Public Beach in Crescent Beach, about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery, explore and take pictures at Flagler College, and look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the St. Augustine road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Savannah to St. Augustine takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. June in St. Augustine sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sarasota.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Crescent Beach Public Beach, Beach at Daytona Beach
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Sarasota

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. The Ringling and The Dali Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Siesta Beach and Bradenton Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sarasota side-trips: Venice Beach (in Venice), Saint Pete Beach (in St. Pete Beach) and Bean Point (in Anna Maria). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Myakka River State Park.

To find reviews and tourist information, go to the Sarasota road trip planner .

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 June, daytime highs in Sarasota are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Sarasota

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Venice Beach, Bean Point, The Dali Museum, Bradenton Beach, Saint Pete Beach
Highlights from your plan
Myakka River State Park ©
Myakka River State Park
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Bean Point ©
Bean Point

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Whopaints Gallery and The Seal Cove Auto Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Cadillac Mountain and Great Wass Island Preserve. Go for a jaunt from Bar Harbor to Cutler to see Cutler Coast Public Reserved Land about 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, head outdoors with Dorr Mountain, contemplate the waterfront views at Eagle Lake Acadia National Park, and look for gifts at Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bar Harbor trip planner .

Getting from Sarasota to Bar Harbor by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Sarasota in June; daily highs in Bar Harbor reach 68°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Great Wass Island Preserve, The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Cutler Coast Public Reserved Land, Whopaints Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. Museum-lovers will get to explore 9/11 Memorial and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, go for a walk through Central Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary tool .

Do a combination of shuttle, bus, and flight from Bar Harbor to New York City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bar Harbor in June, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 80°F and 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

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

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to Rock House Masterpieces or Isle Cook Key West. Truman Little White House and Key West Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Zachary Taylor, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, cast your line with a fishing tour, and see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Key West route planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Key West takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, Key West is somewhat warmer than New York City - with highs of 88°F and lows of 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 26th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Marathon day trip planning site .

Traveling by bus from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Road Gallery and Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Molasses Reef. Take a break from Key Largo with a short trip to Fishing Charters & Tours in Islamorada, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and explore the gorgeous colors at Grecian Rocks.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Key Largo holiday planner .

Getting from Marathon to Key Largo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Key Largo can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

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

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