29 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

29 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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Start: Los Angeles
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  10 h
1
Portland
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
Savannah
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
St. Augustine, Florida
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
8
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
Portland

Portland ©
Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Marginal Way Walkway and Portland Head Light. Get some historical perspective at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and The Little White Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Ogunquit (Perkins Cove & Ogunquit Beach), Pemaquid Beach Park (in Bristol) and Kancamagus Highway (in North Conway). There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Portland tour planner.

Los Angeles to Portland is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Portland, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect Portland to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Bristol, Kancamagus Highway, The Little White Church, Portland Head Light
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Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Portland Museum of Art ©
Portland Museum of Art

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and St. Paul's Chapel. You'll explore and learn at 9/11 Memorial and American Museum of Natural History. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City online vacation planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Portland to New York City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Portland in June, with highs in New York City at 80°F and lows at 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 1:
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

2
nights
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): stroll through Virginia Beach and then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, then examine the collection at Whalehead Club, and then enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach attractions planner.

Getting from New York City to Virginia Beach by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Corolla
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Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum ©
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center ©
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

4
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Arlington National Cemetery and George Washington's Mount Vernon. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly--about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Korean War Veterans Memorial, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC road trip site.

You can fly from Virginia Beach to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

George Washington's Mount Vernon, Arlington National Cemetery, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
George Washington's Mount Vernon ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon

3
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum and Old Fort Jackson. Get some historical perspective at Bonaventure Cemetery and Fort Pulaski National Monument. There's still lots to do: see a show at Historic Savannah Theatre, explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Olde Pink House, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Savannah holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Savannah takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. July in Savannah sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Tybee Island
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Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Coligny Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, stroll through Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, and view the masterpieces at The Silver Garden Gallery.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hilton Head trip builder app.

You can drive from Savannah to Hilton Head in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Spas
Burkes Beach ©
Burkes Beach

2
nights
St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine ©
St. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc.. Here are some ideas for day two: gain insight at Flagler College, get engrossed in the history at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, and then make a trip to St. George Street.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Augustine day trip app.

You can drive from Hilton Head to St. Augustine in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. July in St. Augustine sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Museums Outdoors Parks
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St. Augustine Distillery ©
St. Augustine Distillery
St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. ©
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Zachary Taylor and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dry Tortugas National Park and The Overseas Highway. And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Key West trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from St. Augustine to Key West in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from St. Augustine in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 20:
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Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum ©

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