52 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

52 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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52 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
3
Nags Head
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Asheville
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
5
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Marathon
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
8
Sanibel Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Sarasota
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
St. Augustine
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Savannah
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
13
Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
14
Charleston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
15
Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
16
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Korean War Veterans Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Washington DC. June in Washington DC sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Korean War Veterans Memorial ©
Korean War Veterans Memorial

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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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our New York City trip planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Washington DC, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nags Head.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks 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

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wright Brothers National Memorial and Jockey's Ridge State Park. When in Nags Head, make a side trip to see Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site in Rodanthe, approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Coquina Beach, have some family-friendly fun at Mutiny Bay Adventure Golf, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nags Head road trip tool .

Getting from New York City to Nags Head by combination of flight and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from New York City in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nags Head, with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Nags Head

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kill Devil Hills, Manteo, Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum, Coquina Beach
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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Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum. Here are some ideas for day two: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then explore and take pictures at Blueridge Parkway.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Asheville trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Nags Head to Asheville by combination of car and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nags Head in June since evenings lows in Asheville dip to 61°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sat) before leaving for Key Largo.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Blue Ridge Pkwy
Highlights from your plan
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum
Basilica of Saint Lawrence ©
Basilica of Saint Lawrence

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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.
On the 24th (Sun), meet the residents at Island Dolphin Care, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then admire the majestic nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then get engrossed in the history at History of Diving Museum, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Key Largo trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Asheville to Key Largo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Asheville in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Key Largo, with lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Turtle Hospital and Dolphin Research Center. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park, choose your vessel at All Aboard Boat Rentals, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Marathon road trip app .

Drive from Key Largo to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

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

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Dry Tortugas National Park and Fort Zachary Taylor. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for gifts at Tucker's Provisions, and examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Key West road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Step off the beaten path and head to J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and Naples Pier. Explore Sanibel Island's surroundings by going to Fifth Avenue South (in Naples), Edison and Ford Winter Estates (in Fort Myers) and Fort Myers Beach (in Fort Myers Beach).

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sanibel Island trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Key West to Sanibel Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Key West in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 75°F in Sanibel Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sarasota.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Naples, Edison and Ford Winter Estates, Fort Myers Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach

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Sarasota

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Siesta Beach and The Dalí Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sarasota: Saint Pete Beach (in St. Pete Beach) and Sunshine Skyway Bridge (in Tampa). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Ringling, meet the residents at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, take a memorable drive along Myakka River State Park, and don't miss a visit to St. Armands Circle Association.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sarasota travel route planner .

You can drive from Sanibel Island to Sarasota in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Sarasota, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Saint Pete Beach, The Dali Museum, Siesta Beach
Highlights from your plan
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
The Ringling ©
The Ringling
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach

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Orlando

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Room Escape Games and Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park. Pack the 9th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 10th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. It doesn't end there: make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Sarasota to Orlando takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Orlando, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Room Escape Games
Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park ©

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St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum and Flagler College. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery, stroll through St. Augustine Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Wild Reserve, and examine the collection at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our St. Augustine road trip planner.

Drive from Orlando to St. Augustine in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in St. Augustine are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Savannah.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Wild Reserve ©
St. Augustine Wild Reserve
St. Augustine Distillery ©
St. Augustine Distillery
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

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Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Forsyth Park and Tybee Island Beach. Go for a jaunt from Savannah to Tybee Island to see Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the striking features of Historic Savannah Theatre.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Savannah trip planner.

You can drive from St. Augustine to Savannah in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Savannah are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Tybee Island
Highlights from your plan
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hilton Head online route planner .

You can drive from Savannah to Hilton Head in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

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

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Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Riley Waterfront Park, contemplate the long history of Boone Hall Plantation, explore the striking landscape at Angel Oak Tree, and take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Charleston holiday planner .

Getting from Hilton Head to Charleston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Charleston, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Mount Pleasant, Angel Oak Tree
Highlights from your plan
Joe Riley Waterfront Park ©
Joe Riley Waterfront Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Patriots Point ©
Patriots Point

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Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. On the 24th (Tue), take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach, then take in panoramic vistas at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, and then take in the waterfront at Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): make a trip to Barefoot Landing, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtle Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach day trip app .

Drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Myrtle Beach are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Barefoot Landing
Highlights from your plan
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach ©
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel ©
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Cadillac Mountain and Mount Desert Island. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, tee off at Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf, admire the natural beauty at Asticou Terraces / Thuya Garden, and cruise along Park Loop Road.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor trip planner .

Getting from Myrtle Beach to Bar Harbor by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and shuttle. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Myrtle Beach in July; daily highs in Bar Harbor reach 76°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Northeast Harbor, Beech Cliff Loop, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path

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