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: New Orleans
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  8 h 15 min
2
Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Key West
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: New Orleans

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): stroll through Coligny Beach, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stroll through Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hilton Head trip planner .

New Orleans to Hilton Head is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Hilton Head is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in May: highs in Hilton Head hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Key Largo.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Parasailing & Paragliding
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

1
night
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 26th (Tue), admire the majestic nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Key Largo trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Hilton Head to Key Largo in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Hilton Head in May, Key Largo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Swim with Dolphins

2
nights
Marathon, Florida Keys

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 28th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park, identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Marathon trip planner .

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Marathon are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours and then kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Key West trip planning tool .

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in May, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

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