31 days in East Coast of USA & Tennessee Itinerary

31 days in East Coast of USA & Tennessee Itinerary

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 3 nights
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Hilton Head
— 3 nights
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St. Augustine
— 3 nights
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Sanibel Island
— 2 nights
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Marco Island
— 1 night
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Key Largo
— 1 night
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Islamorada
— 1 night
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Marathon
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 3 nights
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Panama City Beach
— 3 nights
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Gatlinburg
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 3 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Cadillac Mountain and Shore Path. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Park Loop Road and Mount Battie. Change things up with a short trip to Vesper Hill Children's Chapel in Rockport (about 1h 55 min away). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Thunder Hole, take in the pleasant sights at Compass Harbor Trail, explore the activities along Jordan Pond Path Trailhead, and take in the natural beauty of Sieur de Monts Spring.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Bar Harbor attractions planning app.

New York City to Bar Harbor is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in July: high temperatures in Bar Harbor hover around 75°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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 5th (Mon), stroll through Myrtle Beach, catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Alligator Adventure, get a taste of the local shopping with Broadway at the Beach, then get interesting insight from Tours, then immerse yourself in nature at Huntington Beach State Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Myrtle Beach State Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach trip maker site.

Getting from Bar Harbor to Myrtle Beach by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bar Harbor in July; daily highs in Myrtle Beach reach 88°F and lows reach 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Charleston

— 3 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Step off the beaten path and head to Angel Oak Tree and Nathaniel Russell House. Take a break from the city and head to Folly Beach Public Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's much more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, stroll around Joe Riley Waterfront Park, steep yourself in history at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, and explore the galleries of Fort Sumter National Monument.

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Drive from Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Hilton Head

— 3 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Escape the urban bustle at Hunting Island State Park and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hilton Head Island Bike Trails and Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Change things up with a short trip to Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort (about 58 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the waterfront activity at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, look for all kinds of wild species at Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, and kick back and relax at Coligny Beach.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head tour website.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Hilton Head takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

St. Augustine

— 3 nights
St. Step off the beaten path and head to Fort Clinch State Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ormond Beach and Main Beach. Explore St. Augustine's surroundings by going to Beach at Daytona Beach (in Daytona Beach) and Island Falls Golf (in Fernandina Beach). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Anastasia State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Augustine Beach, and get engrossed in the history at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the St. Augustine route planner.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to St. Augustine takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Sanibel Island

— 2 nights
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stop by NASCRAB, kick back and relax at Captiva Beach, then take in nature's colorful creations at In The Garden, then stroll through Bowman's Beach, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then examine the collection at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, and finally admire all the interesting features of Sanibel Causeway.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sanibel Island online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from St. Augustine to Sanibel Island in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Sanibel Island are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Marco Island.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Marco Island

— 1 night
Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Otter Mound Preserve, kick back and relax at Tigertail Beach, cool off at Hideaway Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Marco Beach, and finally zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Marco Island trip planner.

Travel from Sanibel Island to Marco Island in 1.5 hours. In July in Marco Island, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marco Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Key Largo

— 1 night

Diving Capital of the World

The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, then admire the majestic nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, then step aboard African Queen Canal Cruise, and finally identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Key Largo trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Marco Island to Key Largo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Key Largo sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Islamorada

— 1 night

The Village of Islands

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Islamorada trip itinerary planning site.

Islamorada is just a stone's throw from Key Largo. In July, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Marathon

— 2 nights

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 21st (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park, snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, then look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Marathon road trip tool.

You can drive from Islamorada to Marathon in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · 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 outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Dry Tortugas National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas and Saint Mary Star of the Sea. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor, see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Key West route planning tool.

You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.
Get in touch with nature at AJ's Water Adventures and St. Andrews State Park. We've included these beaches for you: Henderson Beach State Park and Okaloosa Island. Go for a jaunt from Panama City Beach to Marianna to see Florida Caverns State Park about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery, enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach, take in the waterfront at The Village of Baytowne Wharf, and browse the different shops at Pier Park.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Panama City Beach travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Key West to Panama City Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Panama City Beach when traveling from Key West in July, with lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Gatlinburg

— 3 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Get outdoors at Clingmans Dome and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tuckaleechee Caverns and Laurel Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Gatlinburg: Cades Cove (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, take a memorable drive along Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, and find something for the whole family at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Gatlinburg road trip planner.

You can fly from Panama City Beach to Gatlinburg in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Gatlinburg when traveling from Panama City Beach in July, with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Adventure

Side Trips

Maine travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.