29 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

29 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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29 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  10​h
1
Portland
— 3 nights
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Marginal Way Walkway and Portland Head Light. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and The Little White Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Ogunquit (Perkins Cove & Ogunquit Beach), Pemaquid Beach Park (in Bristol) and Kancamagus Highway (in North Conway). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Portland tour planning tool .

Los Angeles to Portland is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Portland is 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: high temperatures in Portland hover around 73°F and lows are around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to 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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip website .

Traveling by flight from Portland to New York City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Portland in June: high temperatures in New York City hover around 80°F and lows are around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
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.
On the 2nd (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Virginia Beach and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): observe the fascinating underwater world at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, steep yourself in history at Whalehead Club, and then enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach trip planning site .

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. In July, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Corolla
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Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum ©

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.
Visit Arlington National Cemetery and George Washington's Mount Vernon for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and Newseum. Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly--about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial, and examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online trip maker .

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) so you can travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Arlington National Cemetery
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bonaventure Cemetery and Forsyth Park. Popular historic sites such as Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum and Fort Pulaski National Monument are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Historic Savannah Theatre, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery.

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

Getting from Washington DC to Savannah by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Coligny Beach and Spas. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Burkes Beach, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head day trip planning app .

You can drive from Savannah to Hilton Head in an hour. Another option is to 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 13th (Sat) so you can drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Spas

2
nights
St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. On the 14th (Sun), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery, then kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc.. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Flagler College, then see the interesting displays at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, and then don't miss a visit to St. George Street.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read St. Augustine trip itinerary website .

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. In July, daily temperatures in St. Augustine can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Museums Parks Outdoors
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St. Augustine Distillery ©
St. Augustine Distillery
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.
Appreciate the collections at Truman Little White House and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fort Zachary Taylor and The Overseas Highway. Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Key West vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of car and flight from St. Augustine to Key West in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

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