13 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

13 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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13 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Harrisburg
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Madison
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Westerly
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
New Shoreham, Block Island
— 3 nights
ferry + train:  2​h 15​min
Providence
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Little Compton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Provincetown
— 1 night
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Harrisburg

1
night
Madison

Madison ©
Madison is a town in the southeastern corner of New Haven County, Connecticut, United States, occupying a central location on Connecticut's Long Island Sound shoreline. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Thimble Islands and then admire the majestic nature at Hammonasset Beach State Park. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Long Island Aquarium and then make a splash at Splish Splash.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Madison vacation maker .

Harrisburg to Madison is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Harrisburg in September: highs in Madison hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Westerly.

Things to do in Madison

#Parks, #Nature, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Splish Splash, Thimble Islands, Long Island Aquarium
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Hammonasset Beach State Park ©
Hammonasset Beach State Park
Long Island Aquarium ©
Long Island Aquarium
Splish Splash ©
Splish Splash

2
nights
Westerly

Westerly ©
Westerly is a town on the southwestern shoreline of Washington County, Rhode Island, United States founded in 1669 by John Babcock. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mystic Aquarium, snap pictures at Mystic River Bascule Bridge, and then examine the collection at Mystic Seaport Museum. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Submarine Force Museum, then take in the pleasant sights at Mystic River Historical Society, then admire all the interesting features of Charles W. Morgan, and finally steep yourself in history at Olde Mistick Village.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Westerly trip planning app .

You can drive from Madison to Westerly in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to New Shoreham.

Things to do in Westerly

#Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Parks

Side Trips

Mystic, The Submarine Force Museum
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Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium
Olde Mistick Village ©
Olde Mistick Village

3
nights
New Shoreham, Block Island

New Shoreham ©
New Shoreham is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Mohegan Bluffs, then visit a coastal fixture at South East Lighthouse, then relax in the rural setting at 1661 Farm and Gardens, and finally visit a coastal fixture at North Lighthouse. On the next day, take a leisurely stroll along Mansion Beach, then stroll through Ballard's Beach, and then take in panoramic vistas at Clayhead Salon & Spa.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the New Shoreham journey planning website .

You can drive from Westerly to New Shoreham in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in New Shoreham are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Providence.

Things to do in New Shoreham

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Mohegan Bluffs ©
Mohegan Bluffs
Ballard's Beach ©
Ballard's Beach
South East Lighthouse ©
South East Lighthouse

1
night
Providence

Providence ©
Providence has undergone a major upgrade in recent years, transforming from a rough-around-the-edges industrial city into an epicenter of culture.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in a show at WaterFire Providence, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Roger Williams Park Zoo, and then contemplate the long history of Lizzie Borden House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at RISD Museum, then examine the collection at Battleship Cove, and then see the interesting displays at New Bedford Whaling Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Providence trip planner.

Getting from New Shoreham to Providence by combination of ferry and train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Shoreham in September: highs in Providence hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Little Compton.

Things to do in Providence

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Nightlife

Side Trips

Fall River, New Bedford Whaling Museum
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New Bedford Whaling Museum ©
New Bedford Whaling Museum
WaterFire Providence ©
WaterFire Providence
Roger Williams Park Zoo ©
Roger Williams Park Zoo

1
night
Little Compton

Little Compton ©
Little Compton is a town in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Green Animals Topiary Gardens, then learn about winemaking at Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard, and then stroll through Goosewing Beach Preserve.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Little Compton vacation app .

You can drive from Providence to Little Compton in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Little Compton are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Provincetown.

Things to do in Little Compton

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Green Animals Topiary Gardens
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Goosewing Beach Preserve ©
Goosewing Beach Preserve
Green Animals Topiary Gardens ©
Green Animals Topiary Gardens
Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard ©
Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard

1
night
Provincetown

A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the waterfront at MacMillan Wharf, and finally don't miss a visit to Commercial Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get lost in a book at Provincetown Library, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Herring Cove Beach, and then kick back and relax at Race Point Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Provincetown attractions app .

Drive from Little Compton to Provincetown in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Provincetown

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum ©
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach

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