10 days in Continental USA Itinerary

10 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Mystic
— 1 day
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Newport
— 1 night
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Boston
— 2 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 2 nights
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North Conway
— 1 night
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Burlington
— 1 night
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Mystic

— 1 day
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Submarine Force Museum and then go for a walk through Mystic River Historical Society.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mystic planning site.

Cleveland to Mystic is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July in Mystic, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Mystic

Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Newport

— 1 night

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
On the 3rd (Sat), examine the collection at The Breakers, trek along Cliff Walk, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Traveling by car from Mystic to Newport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Boston

— 2 nights

Beantown

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 4th (Sun): ponder the world of politics at Old State House, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take a stroll through North End. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, then admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, and finally walk around Boston Common.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Boston road trip tool.

You can drive from Newport to Boston in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Boston, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Boston

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 2 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, then hike along Ocean Path, and finally explore the striking landscape at Thunder Hole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach, explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Point, and then trek along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Bar Harbor journey planner.

Getting from Boston to Bar Harbor by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Boston in July, with highs in Bar Harbor at 75°F and lows at 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Portland

— 2 nights

The Forest City

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
On the 8th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wells Beach, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann's Episcopal Church, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then trek along Eastern Promenade Trail.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Portland journey planning site.

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Portland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July in Portland, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

North Conway

— 1 night
North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
On the 10th (Sat), see the sky in a new way at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, get in on the family fun at Story Land, then admire the sheer force of Jackson Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Glen Ellis Falls.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read North Conway vacation planning app.

Traveling by car from Portland to North Conway takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in July, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Burlington.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Burlington

— 1 night
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stroll around Waterfront Park, hike along Burlington Bike Path, and then stop by Lake Champlain Chocolates.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Burlington trip maker website.

You can drive from North Conway to Burlington in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Shopping

Connecticut travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Aquariums · Theaters
The Constitution State
Perhaps best known for its renowned private and public universities, Connecticut was once home to the country's first law school and still boasts one of the oldest secondary schools in America. More than just a small state packed with students, Connecticut offers visitors a chance to explore some of New England's finest tourist attractions while on vacation, including lighthouses, beaches, theaters, museums, galleries, and restaurants. Despite its small size, the state also boasts two large casino complexes, both located on Native American reservations. Rich in history and natural beauty, Connecticut draws newcomers from around the world, with large Polish, Chinese, and Hispanic communities.

Rhode Island travel guide

4.6
Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
The Ocean State
Despite being the country's smallest state, Rhode Island includes over 640 km (400 mi) of coastline, courtesy of Narragansett Bay and more than 30 islands. Most of the state is part of the U.S. mainland, despite its somewhat misleading name. Though it takes only about 40 minutes to drive across this tiny state, Rhode Island includes more white sandy beaches than most visitors can hope to explore on a single trip. The state's one big city and surrounding small towns brim with places to visit, such as museums, galleries, restaurants, bars, and historical neighborhoods packed with colonial-era buildings. Although the state may seem small, your holiday itinerary is sure to be chock-full.

Massachusetts travel guide

4.3
History Museums · Art Museums · Historic Walking Areas
The Bay State
Known as the "Bay State" because of the three bays dominating its coastline, Massachusetts has played a significant cultural and commercial role through most of the country's history. An increasingly popular vacation destination for foreign travelers, Massachusetts offers numerous places to visit, ranging from historical sites to modern urban centers famous for their culinary, art, and nightlife scenes. With the majority of its population living in and around the city of Boston, in the 20th century Massachusetts went from a state largely dependent on fishing and agriculture to the country's leader in higher education, healthcare, high technology, and financial services. Home to renowned universities and research centers, the state's cities attract a young crowd of students, scientists, artists, and business professionals.

Maine travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.

New Hampshire travel guide

4.6
Scenic Drive · Geologic Formations · Ski Areas
The Granite State
One of the country's smallest and least populous states, New Hampshire's wealth of recreational offerings make it a popular vacation destination. Its many pristine natural areas attract skiers, snowmobilers, hikers, and mountaineers from around the world. Named after a county in England, New Hampshire was the first of the North American colonies to establish a government independent of Great Britain's authority. Though New Hampshire's official nickname refers to its extensive granite formations and quarries, the state's license plates carry the motto "Live Free or Die," reflecting the sense of independence prized by the famously terse natives. Find out why America's artists continue to find inspiration in New Hampshire by taking a trip to its quaint villages and sightseeing in the area's old colonial towns.

Vermont travel guide

4.5
Gift & Specialty Shops · Ski Areas · Hiking Trails
The Green Mountain State
Known for its autumn foliage and maple syrup, Vermont is one of the country's smallest states in terms of both population and geographic area. Despite its small size and mostly rural character, the state boasts many picturesque places to visit, including Lake Champlain, one of the nation's largest freshwater bodies. Split in half by the Green Mountains--a popular holiday destination for hiking and skiing--Vermont features a rolling landscape dotted with farms and quaint towns known for their family-run inns, antique shops, and restaurants. Be sure to explore the state's many wild areas while on vacation, but beware of the so-called "mud season," a period of a few weeks when the state's unpaved roads become undrivable due to spring thaw.