25 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

25 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Savannah
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
St. Augustine
— 5 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
4
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Key West
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
6
Marco Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Sanibel Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Johannesburg

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Ellis Island. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fifth Avenue. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, wander the streets of Times Square, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New York City itinerary maker tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to New York City is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to New York City, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, New York City is cooler than Johannesburg - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

3
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Coligny Beach and Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. Kids will enjoy Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and Fort Pulaski National Monument. Explore Savannah's surroundings by going to Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum (in Tybee Island) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Hilton Head). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, walk around Forsyth Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of First African Baptist Church.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Savannah vacation planning website.

You can fly from New York City to Savannah in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Savannah hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island
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Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum

5
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
St. Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. and Stetson Mansion. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Fort Clinch State Park. Go for a jaunt from St. Augustine to Daytona Beach to see Beach at Daytona Beach about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach, deepen your understanding at Flagler College, examine the collection at Lightner Museum, and sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the St. Augustine day trip planner.

Getting from Savannah to St. Augustine by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Savannah in December since evenings lows in St. Augustine dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Stetson Mansion, Beach at Daytona Beach, Fort Clinch State Park, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
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St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

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.
On the 21st (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Bahia Honda State Park, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then view the masterpieces at Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Marathon online trip builder.

Drive from St. Augustine to Marathon in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from St. Augustine in December: high temperatures in Marathon hover around 31°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Bahia Honda State Park, Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, Scuba & Snorkeling
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The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fort Zachary Taylor and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Truman Little White House and Key West Garden Club. Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's lots more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, and stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Key West online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Museums Tours
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Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Marco Island

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. On the 28th (Mon), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Marco Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Key West to Marco Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Key West in December, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Marco Island. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Marco Island

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bowman's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Captiva Beach and then take in nature's colorful creations at Edison and Ford Winter Estates.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sanibel Island online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Marco Island to Sanibel Island takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Sanibel Island are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Captiva Beach, Edison and Ford Winter Estates
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J.N. ©
Captiva Beach ©
Captiva Beach
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach

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