11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Washington
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Boston
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Belfast
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Washington

Washington ©
Washington is a rural town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, in the New England region of the United States. Get a sense of the local culture at Norman Rockwell Museum and The Mark Twain House & Museum. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Hancock Shaker Village (in Pittsfield), The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home (in Lenox) and Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site (in Hyde Park).

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Washington trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

New York City to Washington is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Washington hover around 63°F and lows are around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Norman Rockwell Museum, The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home, Hancock Shaker Village, The Mark Twain House & Museum
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Norman Rockwell Museum ©
Norman Rockwell Museum
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt ©
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

4
nights
Boston

Boston ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old North Church & Historic Site and Nubble Lighthouse. Visiting Long Sands Beach and Salisbury Rail Trail will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Strawbery Banke Museum (in Portsmouth), Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse (in New Castle) and Salem (Old Burying Point Cemetery & The House of the Seven Gables). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Waterfront, stroll the grounds of Granary Burying Ground, get a sense of history and politics at Old State House, and contemplate the long history of Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Boston tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Washington to Boston in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Concord, Salem, Nubble Lighthouse, Strawbery Banke Museum, Mount Auburn Cemetery
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Old North Church & Historic Site ©
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse
Long Sands Beach ©
Long Sands Beach

2
nights
Belfast

Belfast ©
Belfast is a city in Waldo County, Maine, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Rockland Breakwater Light, then immerse yourself in nature at Camden Hills State Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Belfast Historical Society & Museum. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, then admire the masterpieces at Farnsworth Art Museum, and then take in panoramic vistas at Penobscot Narrows Bridge.

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Drive from Boston to Belfast in 4 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Boston in October: high temperatures in Belfast hover around 58°F and lows are around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Belfast

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Rockland, Camden, Penobscot Narrows Bridge, Owls Head Transportation Museum
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Rockland Breakwater Light ©
Rockland Breakwater Light
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Farnsworth Art Museum

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, ponder the world of politics at Smithsonian Institution Building, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then admire all the interesting features of Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC road trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Belfast to Washington DC. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Belfast in October, with highs in Washington DC at 71°F and lows at 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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