8 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

8 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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8 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Nantucket
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Hilton Head
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Nags Head
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard

Edgartown ©
Edgartown is a town located on Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. Visit Gay Head Lighthouse and Aquinnah Cliffs for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Menemsha Hills and Martha's Vineyard Camp meeting Association (MVCMA). Change things up with a short trip to Menemsha Public Beach in Menemsha (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Katama Beach/ South Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Norton Point Beach.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Edgartown trip itinerary maker .

Washington DC to Edgartown is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: high temperatures in Edgartown hover around 79°F and lows are around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nantucket.

Things to do in Edgartown

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Aquinnah, Menemsha Hills, Menemsha Public Beach, Martha's Vineyard Camp meeting Association (MVCMA)
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Aquinnah Cliffs ©
Aquinnah Cliffs
Menemsha Public Beach ©
Menemsha Public Beach
Katama Beach/ South Beach ©
Katama Beach/ South Beach

2
nights
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. On the 8th (Mon), stroll through Nobadeer, don't miss a visit to St Paul's Episcopal Church, then enjoy the sea views from Sankaty Head Lighthouse, and finally kick back and relax at Cisco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Egan Maritime's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, then see the interesting displays at Whaling Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jetties Beach.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nantucket day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Edgartown to Nantucket takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. In July, daytime highs in Nantucket are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Nantucket

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Sankaty Head Lighthouse ©
Sankaty Head Lighthouse
Cisco Beach ©
Cisco Beach
Jetties Beach ©
Jetties Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hilton Head trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nantucket to Hilton Head takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In July, Hilton Head is somewhat warmer than Nantucket - with highs of 89°F and lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nags Head.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

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day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nags Head online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Hilton Head to Nags Head in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. July in Nags Head sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nags Head

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Wright Brothers National Memorial, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Parasailing & Paragliding
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park

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