11 days in Continental USA Itinerary

11 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Burlington
— 1 day
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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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Newport
— 2 nights
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Hyannis
— 1 night
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Provincetown
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Mystic
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Burlington

— 1 day
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Shelburne Museum and then stroll through Burlington Bike Path.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Burlington online trip itinerary builder.

Durham to Burlington is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Durham in September; daily highs in Burlington reach 75°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): look and learn at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center and then take a memorable drive along Kancamagus Highway.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our North Conway online travel route planner.

You can drive from Burlington to North Conway in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. While traveling from Burlington, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in North Conway, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in North Conway

Childrens Museums · Scenic Drive · Museums · Outdoors

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink and then visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway and then explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland trip builder website.

Getting from North Conway to Portland by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Portland, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 2 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Maine Granite Industry Museum, then examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Shore Path and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor trip planner.

You can drive from Portland to Bar Harbor in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bar Harbor can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Newport.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Newport

— 2 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
On the 23rd (Fri), explore and take pictures at Cliff Walk and then examine the collection at The Breakers. On your second day here, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, cruise along Ocean Drive Historic District, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Adams State Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Newport vacation planner.

Getting from Bar Harbor to Newport by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Newport when traveling from Bar Harbor in September, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Hyannis.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Scenic Drive

Hyannis

— 1 night

Capital of Cape Cod

"The Capital of the Cape," Hyannis serves as Cape Cod's main transportation and commercial hub.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Sandwich Glass Museum, examine the collection at Heritage Museums & Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Hoxie House, and finally don't miss a visit to Old King's Hwy.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hyannis trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Newport to Hyannis by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Provincetown.

Things to do in Hyannis

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Provincetown

— 1 night

Birthplace of American Liberty

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.
On the 26th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, then surround yourself with nature on Art's Dune Tours, and then kick back and relax at Race Point Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Provincetown holiday planner.

Drive from Hyannis to Provincetown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Mystic.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Mystic

— 1 night
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
On the 27th (Tue), try to win big at Foxwoods Resort Casino and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mystic Aquarium.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mystic trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Provincetown to Mystic in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. In September, daytime highs in Mystic are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Mystic

Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums · Casinos

Side Trip

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.

New Hampshire travel guide

4.6
Waterfalls · Theme Parks · 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.

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.

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.

Cape Cod travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Specialty Museums
Located on the southern shore of Massachusetts, Cape Cod contains some 15 towns and two islands. The arm-shaped peninsula is a popular holiday destination throughout the year because of its historical attractions, art galleries, award-winning restaurants, and a scenic coastline dotted by sandy beaches. Start your sightseeing in Provincetown, located at the very tip of the cape and famous for being the site of the first Pilgrims' landing in 1620. From there you can hit up all of the Cape's other small towns, renowned for their comfortable bed and breakfasts and distinctive cuisine of fresh fish and oyster dishes. This maritime community features more than a dozen lighthouses. Part of experiencing the Cape means a trip to its two islands--which showcase several lighthouses and numerous restaurants.

Connecticut travel guide

4.3
Aquariums · Theaters · Observatories
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.