15 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

15 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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15 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Houston
1
Sanibel Island
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h
2
Key West
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Islamorada
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
St. Augustine
— 1 day
6
Savannah
— 1 night
7
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
8
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h
End: Houston

1
night
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
On the 16th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at In The Garden and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Isabel Catholic Church.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sanibel Island, use our trip itinerary maker.

Houston to Sanibel Island is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in December, things will get a bit warmer in Sanibel Island: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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Sanibel Community Playground ©
Sanibel Community Playground
St. Isabel Catholic Church ©
St. Isabel Catholic Church

2
nights
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.
On the 18th (Wed), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at KEPart Studio-Gallery, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Collections Key West.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West trip maker site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sanibel Island to Key West in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sanibel Island in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Key West. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

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

2
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): stop by Bayshore Clothing, then get outside with Gemini Dream Charters, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and finally snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Marathon Garden Club, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Marathon trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by bus from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Marathon, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Seven Mile Bridge ©
Seven Mile Bridge
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
On the 22nd (Sun), get a taste of the local shopping with Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery, look for gifts at Bella Sol Fragrance Bar and Gifts, then view the masterpieces at Old Road Gallery, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then get outside with A Lil' Tail Charters.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Islamorada trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Marathon to Islamorada takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours
A  Lil' Tail Charters ©
A Lil' Tail Charters

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day
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. On the 24th (Tue), sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery, then gain insight at Flagler College, and then visit a coastal fixture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc..

Start your trip to St. Augustine by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and car from Islamorada to St. Augustine takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Islamorada in December, with highs in St. Augustine at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Breweries & Distilleries Museums Historic Sites
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Flagler College ©
Flagler College

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Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then walk around Forsyth Park, and finally take a stroll through Savannah Historic District.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Savannah road trip website .

You can drive from St. Augustine to Savannah in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from St. Augustine in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Savannah, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Tours Shopping
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Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery
Forsyth Park ©
Forsyth Park

2
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, and then pause for some photo ops at New England Holocaust Memorial. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Beacon Hill, then admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, and then catch a live event at Fenway Park.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Boston travel planning app .

You can fly from Savannah to Boston in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Savannah in December, expect nights in Boston to be little chillier, around 0°C, while days are colder, around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Beacon Hill ©
Beacon Hill

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at High Point Cross Country Ski Center and Friar Mountain Model Railroad Museum. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New York City visit planning site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in New York City, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Friar Mountain Model Railroad Museum, High Point Cross Country Ski Center
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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