20 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

20 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Key West
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
2
St. Augustine, Florida
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
Fly + Subway:  3 h
6
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
7
Charlottesville
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
8
New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
9
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
10
Portland
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  16 h
End: Sao Paulo

1
night
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 9th (Sat): take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway, examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, stop by Isle Cook Key West, then take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House, and finally explore and take pictures at Fort Zachary Taylor. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil to Key West is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Key West. Traveling from Sao Paulo in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Key West: highs are around 34°C and lows about 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
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Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
The Overseas Highway ©
The Overseas Highway

1
night
St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine ©
St. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): gain insight at Flagler College, see the interesting displays at Lightner Museum, visit a coastal fixture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to St. George Street, get engrossed in the history at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, examine the collection at The Ximenez-Fatio House, then get a taste of the local shopping with High Tide Gallery Art & Gifts, and finally stroll the grounds of Tolomato Cemetery.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Key West to St. Augustine in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Key West in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 22°C in St. Augustine. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Museums Historic Sites Beaches
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Lightner Museum ©
Lightner Museum
St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. ©
Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine ©
Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, see the interesting displays at Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, and finally delve into the mystery of Olde Pink House. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then stroll through Coligny Beach, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of City Market.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Savannah sightseeing planner.

You can drive from St. Augustine to Savannah in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Savannah can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island
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Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the galleries of Fort Sumter National Monument, learn about all things military at Patriots Point, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): walk around Joe Riley Waterfront Park, get a new perspective on nature at The Charleston Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Charleston day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Savannah to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Charleston are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Patriots Point
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Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Patriots Point ©
Patriots Point
The Charleston Museum ©
The Charleston Museum

1
night
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Hollywood Wax Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Broadway at the Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtle Beach, and finally catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

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Traveling by car from Charleston to Myrtle Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach
Hollywood Wax Museum ©
Hollywood Wax Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery. On the next day, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and then take an in-depth tour of National Portrait Gallery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Myrtle Beach to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Myrtle Beach in May, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©

2
nights
Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): shop like a local with King Family Vineyards, admire the natural beauty at Monticello, then contemplate the long history of Mulberry Row, and finally steep yourself in history at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at James Madison's Montpelier, then learn about all things military at Vietnam War Foundation Museum, then do a tasting at Glass House Winery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of University of Virginia.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Charlottesville trip builder website.

You can take a train from Washington DC to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of subway and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Glass House Winery, King Family Vineyards, Vietnam War Foundation Museum, James Madison's Montpelier
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Monticello ©
Monticello
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio ©

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, wander the streets of Times Square, then get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and finally pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and then go for a walk through Central Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read New York City driving holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Charlottesville to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Charlottesville in May, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Touro Synagogue, trek along Cliff Walk, then contemplate the long history of Marble House, then admire all the interesting features of Ocean Drive Historic District, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Adams State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Newport Car Museum, see the interesting displays at The Breakers, then contemplate the long history of The Elms, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and finally enjoy the sea views from Beavertail Lighthouse and Park.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Newport tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from New York City to Newport takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Newport, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Beavertail Lighthouse and Park, Newport Car Museum
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Cliff Walk ©
Cliff Walk
The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stop by Old Port, explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art, brush up on your military savvy at Maine Military Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light, and finally take a stroll through Diamond Cove.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Portland vacation builder.

You can drive from Newport to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maine Military Museum, Portland Head Light
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Portland Museum of Art ©
Portland Museum of Art
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Old Port ©
Old Port

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