60 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

60 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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60 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Cedar City
Fly + Drive:  15​h
1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
2
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Charlottesville
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Nags Head
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Myrtle Beach
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Charleston
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Hilton Head
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Savannah
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
St. Augustine
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
11
Marathon
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
12
Key West
— 7 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Cedar City

4
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, trek along Ocean Path, don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island, and look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bar Harbor trip planning app .

Cedar City to Bar Harbor is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Cedar City in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Bar Harbor, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Land Bridge to Bar Island
Land Bridge to Bar Island

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Patrick's Cathedral and New York Public Library. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bar Harbor to New York City in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bar Harbor in August, with highs in New York City at 84°F and lows at 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

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

6
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Oriole Park at Camden Yards and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Annapolis to see U.S. Naval Academy about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, pause for some photo ops at Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Arlington National Cemetery, U.S. Naval Academy, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Highlights from your plan
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©
Oriole Park at Camden Yards ©
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

3
nights
Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Skyline Drive and James Madison's Montpelier. Get out of town with these interesting Charlottesville side-trips: Copper Fox Distillery (in Sperryville) and Luray Caverns (in Luray). It doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Monticello and admire the landmark architecture of University of Virginia.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville itinerary maker website .

Take a train from Washington DC to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and flight. Traveling from Washington DC in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Charlottesville, with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nags Head.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Skyline Drive, James Madison's Montpelier, Copper Fox Distillery, Luray Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Monticello ©
Monticello
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, and then take in the waterfront at Jennette's Pier. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park and then get engrossed in the history at Wright Brothers National Memorial.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Nags Head trip planner .

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Nags Head takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. Traveling from Charlottesville in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nags Head, with lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Nags Head

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, Wright Brothers National Memorial
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

5
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Explore hidden gems such as Brookgreen Gardens and Battleship North Carolina. Step out of Myrtle Beach to go to Murrells Inlet and see Huntington Beach State Park, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Alligator Adventure, get a taste of the local shopping with Broadway at the Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtle Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Myrtle Beach vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Nags Head to Myrtle Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

North Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, Battleship North Carolina
Highlights from your plan
Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Brookgreen Gardens ©
Brookgreen Gardens

6
nights
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 Dolphin & Whale Watching and Room Escape Games. Step out of Charleston with an excursion to Charleston Tea Plantation in Wadmalaw Island--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Patriots Point, make a trip to Angel Oak Tree, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate the long history of Fort Moultrie.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Charleston road trip website .

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mount Pleasant, Angel Oak Tree, Folly Beach Public Beach, Charleston Tea Plantation, Fort Moultrie
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Joe Riley Waterfront Park ©
Joe Riley Waterfront Park

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's still lots to do: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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Traveling by car from Charleston to Hilton Head takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Speed Boats Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Hunting Island State Park in Beaufort (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First African Baptist Church, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate the long history of Olde Pink House.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Savannah vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Savannah takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

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

6
nights
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 Beach and St. Augustine Distillery. Get out of town with these interesting St. Augustine side-trips: Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum (in Ponce Inlet) and Daytona Beach (Daytona International Speedway & Beach at Daytona Beach). Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Fort Matanzas National Monument. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., make a trip to St. George Street, see the interesting displays at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, and identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our St. Augustine day trip planner .

You can drive from Savannah to St. Augustine in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September in St. Augustine, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Daytona Beach, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Fort Matanzas National Monument ©
Fort Matanzas National Monument

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Fishing Charters & Tours and The Turtle Hospital. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church, immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park, and kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Marathon road trip planning website .

Do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle from St. Augustine to Marathon in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from St. Augustine in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 79°F in Marathon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Fishing Charters & Tours
Seven Mile Bridge ©
Seven Mile Bridge

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 Dry Tortugas National Park and Fort Zachary Taylor. There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, and brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West road trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Key West sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 80°F at night. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The Overseas Highway ©
The Overseas Highway
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

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