9 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

9 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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Key West
— 1 night
2
Marathon
— 3 nights
3
St. Augustine
— 1 night
4
Jekyll Island
— 1 night
5
Hilton Head
— 2 nights

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.
On the 1st (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor, make a trip to Truman Little White House, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Key West visit planning site.

Los Angeles to Key West is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Key West, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: high temperatures in Key West hover around 89°F and lows are around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin Research Center and Bahia Honda State Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Swim with Dolphins and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center. Go for a jaunt from Marathon to Key Largo to see John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the interesting displays at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Marathon route maker.

Traveling by car from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Marathon, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 80°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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 ©
St. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and then kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Marathon to St. Augustine in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Marathon in August since evenings lows in St. Augustine dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park ©

1
night
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): tour the pleasant surroundings 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.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Jekyll Island road trip planner.

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Jekyll Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Jekyll Island sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Georgia Sea Turtle Center ©
Georgia Sea Turtle Center
Driftwood Beach ©
Driftwood Beach

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, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hilton Head driving holiday planner.

Drive from Jekyll Island to Hilton Head in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hilton Head can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

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