9 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

9 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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9 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Key West
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Marathon
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
St. Augustine
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Jekyll Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Los Angeles

1
night
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 1st (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Fort Zachary Taylor, then take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Key West route maker site .

Los Angeles to Key West is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Key West. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in July; daily highs in Key West reach 89°F and lows reach 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

3
nights
Marathon

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Get in touch with nature at Dolphin Research Center and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Swim with Dolphins and Crane Point Museum & Nature Center. Step out of Marathon with an excursion to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Marathon online road trip planner .

Getting from Key West to Marathon by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Key Largo, Bahia Honda State Park
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Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

1
night
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. On the 5th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, visit a coastal fixture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and car from Marathon to St. Augustine takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Marathon in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in St. Augustine, with lows of 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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1
night
Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island ©
A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Driftwood Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Georgia Sea Turtle Center.

Plan trip to Jekyll Island with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from St. Augustine to Jekyll Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Jekyll Island sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Driftwood Beach ©
Driftwood Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. Keep things going the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hilton Head holiday planner .

Getting from Jekyll Island to Hilton Head by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In August in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

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