30 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

30 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock East Coast of USA planner

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Fly to New York JFK, Train to Providence Amtrak Station, Bus to Newport
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Newport
— 3 nights
Fly
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
Fly
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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Charleston
— 4 nights
Drive
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Savannah
— 4 nights
Drive
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St. Augustine
— 4 nights
Drive
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Panama City Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pensacola
— 2 nights
Fly
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Key West
— 3 nights
Fly

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Newport

— 3 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mystic Seaport Museum and Marble House. Get some cultural insight at Ocean Drive Historic District and Lizzie Borden House. Step out of Newport to go to Mystic and see Liberty Pole Square, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at The Elms, tour in style with a train tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cliff Walk, and examine the collection at The Breakers.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Newport trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Newport is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Newport. Traveling from Johannesburg in July, expect nights in Newport to be much hotter, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can fly to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Williamsburg

— 2 nights

Colonial Capital

Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
On the 5th (Mon), take in the history at Yorktown Battlefield, pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and then steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Historic Jamestowne and then contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Newport to Williamsburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Newport in July; daily highs in Williamsburg reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Charlottesville

— 1 night

Hoo-Ville

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of University of Virginia and then stroll through Monticello.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Charlottesville planner.

Getting from Williamsburg to Charlottesville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Williamsburg in July, Charlottesville is a bit cooler at night with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks

Myrtle Beach

— 2 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. On the 8th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Brookgreen Gardens and then enjoy some diversion at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Myrtle Beach, wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

Discover how to plan a Myrtle Beach trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Charlottesville to Myrtle Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Myrtle Beach when traveling from Charlottesville in July, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Charleston

— 4 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Appreciate the collections at The Charleston Museum and Fort Sumter National Monument. Visit Boone Hall Plantation and Sullivan's Island Lighthouse for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Aiken-Rhett House, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take an in-depth tour of Nathaniel Russell House, and stroll around Joe Riley Waterfront Park.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip builder app.

Getting from Myrtle Beach to Charleston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Charleston are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Savannah

— 4 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Get some historical perspective at Fort Pulaski National Monument and Mickve Israel Temple. Tybee Island Light Station And Museum and Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Hilton Head (Speed Boats Tours, Coligny Beach, &more) and Tybee Island Beach (in Tybee Island). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Olde Pink House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, and stroll around Forsyth Park.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Savannah trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Savannah in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

St. Augustine

— 4 nights
St. Get some historical perspective at Fort Clinch State Park and Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Old Jail are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. Augustine: Daytona Beach (Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory & Beach at Daytona Beach). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Lightner Museum, visit a coastal fixture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., gain insight at Flagler College, and don't miss a visit to St. George Street.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read St. Augustine route tool.

Drive from Savannah to St. Augustine in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. July in St. Augustine sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Panama City Beach

— 3 nights

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Andrews State Park and Henderson Beach State Park. Air Force Armament Museum and Panama City Beach Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Garnier Post Office in Fort Walton Beach (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and kick back and relax at Panama City Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Panama City Beach trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Panama City Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pensacola.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Pensacola

— 2 nights

Western Gate to the Sunshine State

Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the galleries of Pensacola Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf Islands National Seashore, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pensacola Beach. On the next day, learn about all things military at Cryptologic Command Display and then brush up on your military savvy at National Naval Aviation Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Pensacola travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Panama City Beach to Pensacola takes 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Panama City Beach to Pensacola. In July in Pensacola, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Key West.

Things to do in Pensacola

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Key West

— 3 nights

Conch Republic

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Key West Garden Club and Fort Zachary Taylor. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum and Truman Little White House. Get out of town with these interesting Key West side-trips: Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key) and Marathon (Sombrero Beach & The Turtle Hospital). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Key West trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Pensacola to Key West takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Pensacola to Key West due to the time zone difference. July in Key West sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips