12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route maker

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Boston
— 1 night
Drive
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Newport
— 1 night
Drive
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Mystic
— 1 night
Drive
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Manchester
— 1 night
Drive
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Burlington
— 1 night
Drive
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Bar Harbor
— 1 night
Drive
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Acadia National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 1 night
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Boston
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, make a trip to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and then admire the landmark architecture of Marriott's Custom House.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Boston trip itinerary site.

Dallas to Boston is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas to Boston, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dallas in March; daily highs in Boston reach 43°F and lows reach 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Boston

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Shopping

Newport

— 1 night

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Beavertail Lighthouse and Park, then cruise along Bellevue Avenue Historic District, then examine the collection at Rosecliff, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Before you visit Newport, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Boston to Newport in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Newport sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Mystic.

Things to do in Newport

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Mystic

— 1 night
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Mystic Museum of Art and then try your luck at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Mystic online day trip planner.

Getting from Newport to Mystic by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. March in Mystic sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Mystic

Casinos · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Manchester

— 1 night
Manchester is a town in, and one of two shire towns (county seats) of, Bennington County, Vermont, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): play a few rounds at The Golf Club at Equinox, then stroll through Stratton Mountain Resort, and then hit the slopes at Magic Mountain.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Manchester travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mystic to Manchester takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Mystic in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Manchester, with lows of 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Burlington.

Things to do in Manchester

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Golf

Side Trips

Burlington

— 1 night
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at Spa at the Essex, sample the tasty concoctions at 1st Republic Brewing Co, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Queen City Brewery, and finally see Vintage Photography Emporium.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Burlington trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Manchester to Burlington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 20°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Burlington

Spas · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Bar Harbor

— 1 night
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): stop by Sherman's Books & Stationery.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bar Harbor online trip builder.

Getting from Burlington to Bar Harbor by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Shopping

Acadia National Park

— 2 nights

First Eastern National Park

The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
On the 21st (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at Asticou Terraces / Thuya Garden, and then make a trip to Harbourside Drive. Keep things going the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Carriage Roads, trek along Heart of Acadia Loop, then look for all kinds of wild species at Indian Point Blagden Preserve, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Echo Lake Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Acadia National Park travel itinerary planner.

Acadia National Park is very close to Bar Harbor. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in March, and nighttime lows around 22°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Tue) before leaving for Portland.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Portland

— 1 night

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 23rd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Commercial Street.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland tour itinerary builder site.

Getting from Acadia National Park to Portland by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Boston.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Trails · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Boston

— 2 nights

Beantown

On the 25th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Church, then appreciate the history behind The Mapparium, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Boston online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Boston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

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.