12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Bar Harbor
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Boston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Rockport
— 1 night
train:  45​min
4
Salem
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Lenox
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  4​h 15​min
6
Oak Bluffs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Sandwich
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Provincetown
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
End: Boston

1
night
Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor trip planner .

Boston to Bar Harbor is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Boston in July, with highs in Bar Harbor at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sand Beach
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Sand Beach ©
Sand Beach
Land Bridge to Bar Island
Land Bridge to Bar Island

2
nights
Boston

Boston ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, and then admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park. On your second day here, engage your brain at Museum of Science, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and then don't miss a visit to Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Boston trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Bar Harbor to Boston in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bar Harbor in July: high temperatures in Boston hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rockport.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts

1
night
Rockport

Rockport is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. On the 2nd (Fri), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then examine the collection at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, and then get great views at Bearskin Neck.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rockport day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Boston to Rockport takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Rockport can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Salem.

Things to do in Rockport

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Gloucester
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Salem

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
On the 3rd (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Salem Witch Museum, examine the collection at Peabody Essex Museum, then steep yourself in history at The House of the Seven Gables, then take in the exciting artwork at Fished Impressions, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Pickering Wharf.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Salem trip website .

Traveling by car from Rockport to Salem takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lenox.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Salem Witch Museum ©
Salem Witch Museum
Peabody Essex Museum ©
Peabody Essex Museum

1
night
Lenox

Lenox ©
Lenox is an affluent town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. On the 4th (Sun), steep yourself in history at The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home, admire the natural beauty at Naumkeag, then explore the world behind art at Norman Rockwell Museum, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Berkshire Carousel.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Lenox vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Salem to Lenox in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Salem in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Lenox. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Oak Bluffs.

Things to do in Lenox

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Stockbridge, The Berkshire Carousel
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Norman Rockwell Museum ©
Norman Rockwell Museum
The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home ©
The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
Naumkeag ©
Naumkeag

1
night
Oak Bluffs

Oak Bluffs ©
Oak Bluffs is a town located on the island of Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. On the 5th (Mon), admire the striking features of Trinity Park Tabernacle, enjoy the sand and surf at Joseph Sylvia State Beach, then make a trip to Flying Horses Carousel, and finally wander the streets of Martha's Vineyard Camp meeting Association (MVCMA).

Plan my day in Oak Bluffs using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Lenox to Oak Bluffs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Oak Bluffs are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sandwich.

Things to do in Oak Bluffs

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Trinity Park Tabernacle ©
Trinity Park Tabernacle
Flying Horses Carousel ©
Flying Horses Carousel

2
nights
Sandwich

Sandwich ©
Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stroll through Shining Sea Bikeway, then get curious at Sandwich Glass Museum, then see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, and finally contemplate the long history of Mayflower II. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Plymouth Rock, then get engrossed in the history at Plimoth Plantation, then contemplate the waterfront views at Cape Cod Canal, and finally kick back and relax at Old Silver Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sandwich tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Oak Bluffs to Sandwich takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Provincetown.

Things to do in Sandwich

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Plymouth, Falmouth, Cape Cod Canal
Highlights from your plan
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Sandwich Glass Museum ©
Sandwich Glass Museum
Plimoth Plantation ©
Plimoth Plantation

2
nights
Provincetown

Provincetown ©
A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get lost in a book at Provincetown Library, then take in the waterfront at MacMillan Wharf, and then stroll through Cape Cod National Seashore. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Marconi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nauset Beach, and then pause for some photo ops at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Provincetown online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Sandwich to Provincetown takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Provincetown can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Nauset Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore, Marconi Beach
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Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Marconi Beach ©
Marconi Beach

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