12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Boston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chatham
— 1 night
Drive
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Providence
— 1 night
Drive
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East Hampton
Drive
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New York City
— 3 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Train
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
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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.
Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, and then see where the action happens at Fenway Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston holiday website.

Lisbon, Portugal to Boston is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Lisbon to Boston. When traveling from Lisbon in August, plan for slightly colder days in Boston, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chatham.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Chatham

— 1 night
Chatham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): examine the collection at Chatham Railroad Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Chatham Lighthouse Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chatham road trip planning website.

You can drive from Boston to Chatham in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Providence.

Things to do in Chatham

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Providence

— 1 night

The Renaissance City

Providence has undergone a major upgrade in recent years, transforming from a rough-around-the-edges industrial city into an epicenter of culture.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Rhode Island State House and then take in a show at WaterFire.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Providence road trip app.

Traveling by car from Chatham to Providence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to East Hampton.

Things to do in Providence

Nightlife

East Hampton

Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): examine the collection at Home Sweet Home Museum and then shop like a local with Main Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the East Hampton day trip planning website.

You can drive from Providence to East Hampton in 4 hours. Traveling from Providence in August, expect nights in East Hampton to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in East Hampton

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

New York City

— 3 nights

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, take a stroll through Times Square, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from East Hampton to New York City in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from East Hampton in August; daily highs in New York City reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 2 nights
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.
On the 9th (Fri), ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Philadelphia

— 1 night

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Rocky Statue, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and finally steep yourself in history at Liberty Bell Center.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia day trip website.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Museums

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.

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.

Hamptons travel guide

4.1
Lighthouses · Beaches · Dolphin & Whale Watching
A historical summer retreat, the Hamptons is one of the United States' most expensive residential areas. The series of hamlets and villages in Southampton is known for its isolated charm and luxury. The small villages swell in population during the summer, as New York City's most recognizable residents escape here to frequent restaurants, retail outlets, and the colorful art community. Secluded mansions are interspersed with golf courses and tennis clubs, where socialites gather during daylight hours.