11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip maker

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Hoboken
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New York City
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Groton
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Boston
— 1 night
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South Portland
— 2 nights
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Bethel
— 2 nights
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South Portland
— 4 nights
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Hoboken

Hoboken is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hoboken travel planner.

Gaithersburg to Hoboken is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and flight. December in Hoboken sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 36°F at night. On the 9th (Mon), you're off to New York City.

Things to do in Hoboken

Parks · Fun & Games · Nightlife · Museums

New York City

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): race across the water with a speed boat tour and then make a trip to Times Square.

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New York City is just a stone's throw from Hoboken. In December, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Groton.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods · Tours · Outdoors

Groton

Groton is a town located on the Thames River in New London County, Connecticut, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): look for gifts at The Book Barn.

For maps and other tourist information, read Groton road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from New York City to Groton takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from New York City in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Groton, with lows of 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Boston.

Things to do in Groton

Shopping

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Boston

— 1 night

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.
To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Boston visit site.

Drive from Groton to Boston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Boston, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 31°F at night. You will leave for South Portland on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Boston

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

South Portland

— 2 nights
South Portland is a city in Cumberland County, Maine, United States, and is the fourth-largest city in the state, incorporated in 1898. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): cast your line with a fishing tour and then take a stroll through Old Port. Here are some ideas for day two: get some fabulous bargains at L.L. Bean Factory Store.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our South Portland trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Boston to South Portland takes 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Boston in December: high temperatures in South Portland hover around 37°F and lows are around 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bethel.

Things to do in South Portland

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bethel

— 2 nights
Bethel is a town in Oxford County, Maine, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Sunday River Ski Resort. On the 12th (Thu), hit the slopes at Sunday River Ski Resort, then take in the views from Sunday River Covered Bridge, and then look for gifts at Bridgton Books. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Grafton Notch State Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Glen Ellis Falls, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Cassidy Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at North Conway League of NH Craftsmen Fine Arts Gallery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bethel trip maker website.

You can drive from South Portland to Bethel in 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from South Portland in December: high temperatures in Bethel hover around 32°F and lows are around 15°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to South Portland.

Things to do in Bethel

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

South Portland

— 4 nights
Head to Maine State Prison Store and Georgetown Potteryfor some retail therapy. Get outdoors at Camden Hills State Park and Spring Point Shoreway. Explore South Portland's surroundings by going to Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (in Bristol), Mount Battie (in Camden) and Doubling Point Lighthouse (in Arrowsic). Enjoy South Portland some more: take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, stroll around Bug Light Park, browse for treasures at Avalon Antiques Market, and get some fabulous bargains at Freeport Shopping Outlets.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our South Portland trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bethel to South Portland in 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in South Portland when traveling from Bethel in December, with lows around 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in South Portland

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Historic Sites

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.

Maine travel guide

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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.