10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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Madison
— Few hours
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Stowe
— 2 nights
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North Conway
— 1 night
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
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Boston
— 2 nights
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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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Hammonasset Beach State Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Shoreline Greenway Trail, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at North Madison Congregational Church.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Madison route maker tool.

Pittsburgh to Madison is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. While traveling from Pittsburgh, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Madison, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Stowe.

Things to do in Madison

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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Stowe

The Ski Capital of the East

Stowe bustles in winter when skiers and snowboarders flock here to challenge themselves on the long, steep trails careening down Vermont's tallest peak, Mt.
On the 8th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Shelburne Farms, hike along Burlington Bike Path, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mansfield State Forest. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Moss Glen Falls, then fly down the slopes at Stowe Mountain Resort, and then take a memorable drive along Smugglers Notch State Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Stowe visit planning site.

You can drive from Madison to Stowe in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder evenings in Stowe when traveling from Madison in May, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Stowe

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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North Conway

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): ski along the peaceful trails at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, then take in the dramatic scenery at Glen Ellis Falls, then look and learn at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Ledge.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the North Conway route builder.

You can drive from Stowe to North Conway in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Stowe, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in North Conway, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Portland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): kick back and relax at Wells Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Sands Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Casco Bay, enjoy breathtaking views from Portland Observatory, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Eastern Promenade Trail, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planner.

Traveling by car from North Conway to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daytime highs in Portland are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then stroll through Ocean Path, and then explore the striking landscape at Thunder Hole. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Saviour's Church :, then kick back and relax at Sand Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Otter Cliff, and finally stroll through Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Bar Harbor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. May in Bar Harbor sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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Boston

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.
On the 15th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, stroll around Boston Public Garden, and then get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Halibut Point State Park and then get interesting insight from Tours.

Before you visit Boston, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Bar Harbor to Boston in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bar Harbor in May; daily highs in Boston reach 67°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Vermont travel guide

4.4
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.

New Hampshire travel guide

4.6
Scenic Drive · Geologic Formations · Theme Parks
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.

Maine travel guide

4.5
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.

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.