12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Boston
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bar Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lincoln
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stockbridge
— 1 night
Drive
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Sandwich
— 2 nights
Drive

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Harvard University, Boston Harbor Cruises and Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, then take a tour by water with Boston Harbor Cruises, then take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Harvard University.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Boston trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Theodore Francis Green State Airport and Portsmouth International at Pease Airport. In August in Boston, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Portland.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

2
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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.
On the 15th (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Portland Observatory and then gain some tasty knowledge on The Maine Brew Bus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Portland day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Boston to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Boston in August since evenings lows in Portland dip to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Mon) before leaving for Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

2
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Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 17th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, trek along Ocean Path, then cruise along Park Loop Road, and finally explore the activities along Jordan Pond Path Trailhead.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Portland to Bar Harbor by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daytime highs in Bar Harbor are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Wed) before leaving for Lincoln.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

2
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Lincoln

Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
On the 19th (Wed), get interesting insight from Pemi Valley Moose Tours. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Loon Mountain Resort and then take some stellar pictures from Sugar Hill Scenic Vista.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lincoln journey tool.

Drive from Bar Harbor to Lincoln in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lincoln are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Stockbridge.

Things to do in Lincoln

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Winter Sports

Side Trip

1
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Stockbridge

Stockbridge is a town in Berkshire County in western Massachusetts, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): stop by Williams & Sons Country Store.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Stockbridge day trip website.

Drive from Lincoln to Stockbridge in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sat) before leaving for Sandwich.

Things to do in Stockbridge

Shopping

2
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Sandwich

Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises as well as Island Spirit Kayak. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises and then don't miss a visit to Old King's Hwy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find your balance on the water with Island Spirit Kayak, then get engrossed in the history at Plimoth Patuxet, and then stroll through Sandy Neck Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sandwich road trip planner.

Drive from Stockbridge to Sandwich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sandwich when traveling from Stockbridge in August, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Sandwich

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

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.

White Mountains travel guide

4.6
Scenic Drive · Geologic Formations · Theme Parks
The vast White Mountains cover not only a quarter of New Hampshire, but also a good portion of western Maine. A popular holiday destination for hiking and camping throughout the year, this mountain range includes some of the most rugged terrain in New England. Most of the area is public land, with a number of state parks and a sprawling national forest. The range includes 48 peaks over 1,200 m (4,000 ft) tall, popularly known as the "four-thousand footers." Mount Washington stands out among these, at 1,917 m (6,288 ft), as the highest peak in the northeastern section of the United States. To explore the mountains while on vacation, you can park at the national forest's trailheads, but be sure to purchase a parking permit at any of the area's visitor centers first.

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.