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 York City
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New York City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
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Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
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Ogunquit
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
Hilton Head
— 1 day
Fly + Bus:  7​h 45​min
5
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 15​min
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Key West
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  6​h
End: New York City

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Times Square, then learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, then make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our New York City trip planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to New York City. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
On the 15th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Ocean Drive Historic District, admire the striking features of Marble House, admire all the interesting features of Cliff Walk, then examine the collection at The Breakers, and finally admire the striking features of The Elms.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Newport vacation app .

You can drive from New York City to Newport in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Newport reach 64°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District
The Breakers ©
The Breakers
The Elms
The Elms

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Ogunquit

Ogunquit ©
Ogunquit means "beautiful place by the sea" in the language of the Native Americans who inhabited the region long ago, and this remains an accurate description of this holiday destination today.
On the 16th (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, steep yourself in history at Strawbery Banke Museum, kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach, then admire all the interesting features of Perkins Cove, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway.

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Traveling by car from Newport to Ogunquit takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Newport in October since evenings lows in Ogunquit dip to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Nubble Lighthouse, Strawbery Banke Museum
Highlights from your plan
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach

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Hilton Head

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.
On the 17th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stroll through Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hilton Head travel route builder app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ogunquit to Hilton Head in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ogunquit in October, you will find days in Hilton Head are a bit warmer (78°F), and nights are much warmer (62°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

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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.
On the 18th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Getting from Hilton Head to Marathon by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Hilton Head in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Marathon: highs are around 87°F and lows about 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
On the 20th (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, then steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, then learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Key West itinerary maker app .

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

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