36 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

36 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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36 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Geraldton
Fly:  38​h
1
Orlando, Florida
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Hilton Head
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Key West
— 5 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  40​h
End: Geraldton

5
nights
Orlando, Florida

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Visiting Beach at Daytona Beach and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens. Step out of Orlando with an excursion to Lighthouse Point Park in Ponce Inlet--about 1h 20 min away. Pack the 24th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 25th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Next up on the itinerary: revel in the low prices at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip itinerary maker site .

Geraldton, Australia to Orlando is an approximately 38-hour flight. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Geraldton to Orlando due to the time zone difference. In July, Orlando is much warmer than Geraldton - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ponce Inlet, Beach at Daytona Beach, Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park ©
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

5
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 some cultural insight at Fort Pulaski National Monument and Bonaventure Cemetery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tybee Island Beach and Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. Explore Hilton Head's surroundings by going to Savannah (Colonial Park Cemetery & Forsyth Park).

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Hilton Head visit app .

Drive from Orlando to Hilton Head in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Hilton Head sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Savannah, Tybee Island
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

5
nights
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island

Acadia National Park ©
The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
Get in touch with nature at Little Hunters Beach and Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf. Attractions like Shore Path and Echo Lake Beach make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, stop by Christmas Vacation Shop, and admire all the interesting features of Park Loop Road.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Acadia National Park vacation planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hilton Head to Acadia National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Hilton Head in July, with highs in Acadia National Park at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Oak Bluffs.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bar Harbor
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road

5
nights
Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard

Oak Bluffs ©
Oak Bluffs is a town located on the island of Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. Attractions like Menemsha Hills and Lighthouse Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of the city life by going to Menemsha Public Beach and Lucy Vincent Beach. When in Oak Bluffs, make a side trip to see Gay Head Lighthouse in Aquinnah, approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Lambert's Cove Beach, stop by Ben and Bill's Chocolate Emporium, don't miss a visit to Flying Horses Carousel, and stroll through Katama Beach/ South Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Oak Bluffs online travel route builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Acadia National Park to Oak Bluffs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Oak Bluffs can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Oak Bluffs

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Edgartown, Chilmark, Gay Head Lighthouse, Lambert's Cove Beach, Menemsha Public Beach
Highlights from your plan
Menemsha Public Beach ©
Menemsha Public Beach
Menemsha Hills ©
Menemsha Hills
Lucy Vincent Beach ©
Lucy Vincent Beach

4
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.
Kids will enjoy The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. Get a sense of the local culture at Statue of Liberty National Monument and 9/11 Memorial. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock Observation Deck, explore the world behind art at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and make a trip to Times Square.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Oak Bluffs to New York City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. In August, New York City is a bit warmer than Oak Bluffs - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park ©
Central Park
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and The Overseas Highway. Explore hidden gems such as Fishing Charters & Tours and Fort Zachary Taylor. Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by De La Gallery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Key West trip planner .

Getting from New York City to Key West by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from New York City in August, with lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park

3
nights
Marathon, Florida Keys

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin Research Center and The Turtle Hospital. Attractions like Robbie's of Islamorada and Bahia Honda State Park make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Marathon to Islamorada to see Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, explore the gorgeous colors at Sombrero Reef, and stroll through Sunset Park Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Marathon driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park, Sunset Park Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Robbie's of Islamorada ©
Robbie's of Islamorada

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