12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Portland
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Camden
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Nashville


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3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Portrait Gallery and Old Town. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gettysburg National Cemetery and Gettysburg National Military Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: James Madison's Montpelier (in Montpelier Station) and Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center (in Gettysburg). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary builder website .

Nashville to Washington DC is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Nashville to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Old Town, James Madison's Montpelier, Arlington National Cemetery
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James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Old Town ©
Old Town

4
nights
Portland

Portland ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Portland Head Light and Diana's Baths. Get in touch with nature at Flume Gorge and Hampton Beach State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Kancamagus Highway (in North Conway) and Ogunquit (Ogunquit Beach, Marginal Way Walkway, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Portland journey maker website .

Getting from Washington DC to Portland by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in August, with highs in Portland at 79°F and lows at 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ogunquit, North Conway, Flume Gorge, Portland Head Light, Hampton Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Portland Museum of Art ©
Portland Museum of Art
Hampton Beach State Park ©
Hampton Beach State Park
Diana's Baths ©
Diana's Baths

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Get in touch with nature at Shore Path and Acadia National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Park Loop Road and Ocean Path. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island, take in the pleasant sights at Compass Harbor Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, and get engrossed in the history at Abbe Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bar Harbor trip maker .

Drive from Portland to Bar Harbor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Acadia National Park
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Land Bridge to Bar Island
Land Bridge to Bar Island
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road
Jordan Pond Path Trailhead ©
Jordan Pond Path Trailhead

1
night
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, then admire the masterpieces at Farnsworth Art Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shirttail Point.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Camden road trip planning website .

Drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Farnsworth Art Museum
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Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Farnsworth Art Museum
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie

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