12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary maker

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Burlington
— 1 night
Drive
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Gorham
— 1 night
Drive
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Bar Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Boothbay Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portsmouth
— 1 night
Drive
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Manchester
— 1 night
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Boston
— 3 nights
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Burlington

— 1 night
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. On the 29th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Shelburne Museum and then stroll through Burlington Bike Path. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Tea at the Governor's House, stroll through Stowe Recreation Path, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Mansfield State Forest.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Burlington sightseeing planning tool.

Huntsville to Burlington is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Huntsville in September, with highs in Burlington at 75°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Gorham.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gorham

— 1 night
Gorham is a town in Coos County, New Hampshire, United States. On the 1st (Fri), trek along Caps Ridge Trail, cruise along Mt. Washington Auto Road, and then admire the sheer force of Glen Ellis Falls.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Gorham road trip site.

Getting from Burlington to Gorham by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Burlington in September: highs in Gorham hover around 50°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Gorham

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Trails

Side Trips

Bar Harbor

— 2 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Frenchman Bay, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Compass Harbor Trail.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor trip planner.

Getting from Gorham to Bar Harbor by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Gorham in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Bar Harbor: highs are around 59°F and lows about 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor

— 2 nights
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, visit a coastal fixture at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Wilson Memorial Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Boothbay Region Land Trust, then view the masterpieces at Abacus Gallery, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Cap'n Fish's Cruises, and finally stop by Eventide Specialties.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Boothbay Harbor holiday planner.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Boothbay Harbor in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Portsmouth

— 1 night
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Strawbery Banke Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hampton Beach State Park, then stroll through Salisbury Rail Trail, and finally steep yourself in history at Hamilton House.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, read Portsmouth online holiday maker.

You can drive from Boothbay Harbor to Portsmouth in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In October in Portsmouth, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Manchester

— 1 night
Manchester is the largest city in the U.S. state of New Hampshire, the eleventh largest city in New England, and as of 2016 the largest city in northern New England, an area comprising the states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): walk around Benson Park and then experience rural life at Carter Hill Orchard.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Manchester day trip app.

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Manchester takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Manchester, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks

Side Trips

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.
Take a break from Boston with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Gloucester, about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, wander the streets of North End, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, and stroll around Boston Common.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston trip builder website.

Getting from Manchester to Boston by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In October in Boston, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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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.