38 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

38 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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38 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
1
Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
2
Marathon
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Key West
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Marco Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
St. Augustine
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Savannah
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Charleston
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
9
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
10
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
11
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Pittsburgh

2
nights
Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach ©
Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
On the 21st (Tue), take advantage of the amenities at Panama City Beach. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery, then admire the majestic nature at St. Andrews State Park, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Panama City Beach day trip planning site .

Pittsburgh to Panama City Beach is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Pittsburgh in May: high temperatures in Panama City Beach hover around 85°F and lows are around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Henderson Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach
St. Andrews State Park ©
St. Andrews State Park
Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park

1
night
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Marathon online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Panama City Beach to Marathon by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Panama City Beach in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Marathon, with lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Truman Little White House and Fort Zachary Taylor. Do some cultural sightseeing at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum and The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. Spend the 27th (Mon) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of The Overseas Highway, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Key West trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by bus from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

2
nights
Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then race across the water with a speed boat tour. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Marco Island holiday planner.

Getting from Key West to Marco Island by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Key West in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Marco Island, with lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Speed Boats Tours

3
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Get some cultural insight at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine and Fort Matanzas National Monument. Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Augustine: Daytona Beach (Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory & Beach at Daytona Beach). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery, explore and take pictures at Flagler College, examine the collection at The Ximenez-Fatio House, and enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Marco Island to St. Augustine by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Daytona Beach, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine ©
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

4
nights
Savannah

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Popular historic sites such as Mickve Israel Temple and Fort Pulaski National Monument are in your itinerary. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Savannah National Wildlife Refuge will get you outdoors. Step out of Savannah with an excursion to Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum in Tybee Island--about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Olde Pink House, explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery, learn about all things military at Webb Military Museum, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Savannah trip planning tool .

You can drive from St. Augustine to Savannah in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Savannah are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Tybee Island, Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Sea Pines Forest Preserve. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and examine the collection at Coastal Discovery Museum.

For maps and other tourist information, use the Hilton Head trip maker app .

Getting from Savannah to Hilton Head by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist and Fort Sumter National Monument. Get outdoors at Angel Oak Tree and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Patriots Point, take in nature's colorful creations at Middleton Place, take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, and walk around Joe Riley Waterfront Park.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Charleston holiday planning app .

You can drive from Hilton Head to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. June in Charleston sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Patriots Point, Angel Oak Tree, H. L. Hunley
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©
Patriots Point ©
Patriots Point
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Explore hidden gems such as New York Public Library and St. Paul's Chapel. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, stroll around Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and make a trip to Times Square.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Charleston to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, New York City is a bit cooler than Charleston - with highs of 80°F and lows of 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stroll around Fort Adams State Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ocean Drive Historic District, then view the masterpieces at Thames Glass, and finally enjoy the sea views from Beavertail Lighthouse and Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at The Elms, examine the collection at The Breakers, then admire the striking features of Marble House, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliff Walk.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Newport trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from New York City to Newport in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In June, Newport is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 73°F and lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Beavertail Lighthouse and Park
Highlights from your plan
Fort Adams State Park ©
Fort Adams State Park
The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Ocean Path and Shore Path. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Acadia National Park and Park Loop Road. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island, step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, and examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor itinerary builder app .

Getting from Newport to Bar Harbor by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. In June, Bar Harbor is little chillier than Newport - with highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain

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