12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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Cape Elizabeth
— 2 nights
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Boston
— 3 nights
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Mystic
— 3 nights
Fly
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Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
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Cape Elizabeth

— 2 nights
Cape Elizabeth is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. You've now added Portland Head Light to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Crescent Beach State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Two Lights State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Fort Williams Park, visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, and then steep yourself in history at Goddard Mansion.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Elizabeth trip itinerary planning tool.

Dallas to Cape Elizabeth is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Cape Elizabeth is 1 hour. In July, Cape Elizabeth is a bit cooler than Dallas - with highs of 79°F and lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Boston.

Things to do in Cape Elizabeth

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Boston

— 3 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.
Step out of Boston to go to Gloucester and see Dolphin & Whale Watching, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, stop by North End, get engrossed in the history at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Boston trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Cape Elizabeth to Boston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Cape Elizabeth in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Boston, with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mystic.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Mystic

— 3 nights
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Elm Grove Cemetery, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mystic Aquarium, then steep yourself in history at Olde Mistick Village, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Mystic River Historical Society. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Misquamicut State Beach, try your luck at Foxwoods Resort Casino, then see the interesting displays at The Submarine Force Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at US Submarine Veterans of WWII National Memorial East.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mystic route planner.

You can drive from Boston to Mystic in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Mystic

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 3 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Get out of town with these interesting Niagara Falls side-trips: Buffalo (Canalside, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more) and Letchworth State Park (in Castile). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, pause for some photo ops at Tuscarora Heroes Monument, head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures, and admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Niagara Falls tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Mystic to Niagara Falls takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.