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: Charleston
1
Charleston
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
4
Marathon
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Charleston

1
day
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument, then explore the striking landscape at Angel Oak Tree, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Charleston holiday tool .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Charleston. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Angel Oak Tree
Highlights from your plan
Angel Oak Tree ©
Angel Oak Tree
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument

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 28th (Sun): hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, get interesting insight from Tours, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head trip tool .

Traveling by car from Charleston to Hilton Head takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Hilton Head

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

2
nights
Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach ©
Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then immerse yourself in nature at St. Andrews State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then stroll through Panama City Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Panama City Beach trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Hilton Head to Panama City Beach in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Panama City Beach are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
St. Andrews State Park ©
St. Andrews State Park
Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Marathon

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 1st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and finally take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Marathon trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Panama City Beach to Marathon in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Panama City Beach in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 81°F in Marathon. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, and finally cruise along The Overseas Highway. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by bus from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

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