54 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

54 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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54 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  19​h
1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
2
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Charleston
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hilton Head
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
St. Augustine
— 7 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Marco Island
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
7
Key West
— 7 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Marathon
— 6 nights
shuttle + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

6
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 Shore Path and Mount Desert Island. Ship Harbor Nature Trail and St. Saviour's Church : will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Bar Harbor to Acadia National Park to see Beech Mountain Trail about 30 minutes away. Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Acadia's Birds, and see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bar Harbor driving holiday planning site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Bar Harbor is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in May: highs in Bar Harbor hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Ship Harbor Nature Trail, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road

6
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue, take a stroll through Times Square, admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Ellis Island.

Make your New York City itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bar Harbor to New York City takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, New York City is a bit warmer than Bar Harbor - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Charleston.

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

6
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Fort Sumter National Monument and Fort Moultrie will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Patriots Point. Change things up with a short trip to Boneyard Beach in Moores Landing (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Charleston trip builder site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Charleston in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, things will get a bit warmer in Charleston: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Boneyard Beach, Fort Moultrie, Patriots Point, Angel Oak Tree
Highlights from your plan
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Patriots Point ©
Patriots Point
Dolphin & Whale Watching

7
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 Hilton Head Island Bike Trails and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Visit Coligny Beach and Burkes Beach for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, kick back and relax at Alder Lane Beach Access, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hilton Head route maker .

Traveling by car from Charleston to Hilton Head takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in May, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours

7
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Augustine Beach and St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc.. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from St. Augustine: Beach at Daytona Beach (in Daytona Beach) and Ormond Beach (in Ormond Beach). Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Fort Matanzas National Monument. There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery, identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, stroll through Frank Butler County Park West, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Memorial Presbyterian Church.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read St. Augustine trip maker website .

You can drive from Hilton Head to St. Augustine in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Crescent Beach Public Beach, Beach at Daytona Beach, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Ormond Beach
Highlights from your plan

4
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. Take a break from the city and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Fishing Charters & Tours. Appreciate the collections at Malenda Trick Art Gallery and Marco Island Historical Museum. Take a break from Marco Island with a short trip to Speed Boats Tours in Everglades City, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through South Marco Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Keewaydin Island, and step off the mainland to explore Cape Romano.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Marco Island trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from St. Augustine to Marco Island by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Key West.

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

7
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Dry Tortugas National Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Truman Little White House and Fort Zachary Taylor. And it doesn't end there: cruise along The Overseas Highway, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and get a taste of the local shopping with Alan S. Maltz Gallery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Key West trip itinerary planning site .

Ride a ferry from Marco Island to Key West in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Key West sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Marathon.

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

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Dolphin Research Center. Visit Sombrero Beach and Bahia Honda State Park for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Marathon: Islamorada (Fishing Charters & Tours & Parasailing & Paragliding) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Big Pine Key). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, explore the gorgeous colors at Sombrero Reef, kick back and relax at Sunset Park Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Marathon online holiday maker .

You can take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, daytime highs in Marathon are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park, Sunset Park Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

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