22 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

22 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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22 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Ogunquit
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
St. Augustine
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Panama City Beach
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Key West
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Marathon
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

3
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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To find out how to plan a trip to New York City, use our trip itinerary maker.

Valletta, Malta to New York City is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. When traveling from Valletta in August, plan for little chillier days in New York City, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Hampton Beach State Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann's Episcopal Church, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wells Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ogunquit road trip planning website .

Drive from New York City to Ogunquit in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ogunquit when traveling from New York City in August, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hampton Beach State Park, St. Ann's Episcopal Church, Wells Beach
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Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Hampton Beach State Park ©
Hampton Beach State Park

2
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Visit Fort Sumter National Monument and Nathaniel Russell House for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Patriots Point and Boone Hall Plantation. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Angel Oak Tree, walk around Joe Riley Waterfront Park, take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Charleston itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ogunquit to Charleston in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Ogunquit in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Charleston, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Mount Pleasant, Angel Oak Tree
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Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Angel Oak Tree ©
Angel Oak Tree

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then kick back and relax at Coligny Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hilton Head day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Hilton Head takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Hilton Head

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

3
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. We've included these beaches for you: Beach at Daytona Beach and St. Augustine Beach. Get in touch with nature at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park and Ormond Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. Augustine: Fort Clinch State Park (in Fernandina Beach) and Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory (in Daytona Beach). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery, visit a coastal fixture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the St. Augustine trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hilton Head to St. Augustine in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Fort Clinch State Park
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:
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Fort Clinch State Park ©
Fort Clinch State Park
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach

3
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Panama City Beach and Henderson Beach State Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and St. Andrews State Park. There's lots more to do: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery, and buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Panama City Beach travel route planner .

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Panama City Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Panama City Beach are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Henderson Beach State Park
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Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach
St. Andrews State Park ©
St. Andrews State Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore and take pictures at Fort Zachary Taylor, then steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, then visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and finally admire all the interesting features of The Overseas Highway. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Key West online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Panama City Beach to Key West takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Panama City Beach in September, Key West is a bit warmer at night with lows of 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Overseas Highway ©
The Overseas Highway

2
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.
On the 4th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, then snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and finally kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Marathon holiday planning site .

Traveling by bus from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Marathon, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:
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Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

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