12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Mystic
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Provincetown
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Stowe
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
North Conway
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
New Bedford
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Boston
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
End: New York City

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get outdoors at Bayard Cutting Arboretum and Bushkill Falls. Attractions like Central Park and Fire Island National Seashore make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Lakota Wolf Preserve (in Columbia) and Bronx Zoo (in Bronx). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and make a trip to Empire State Building.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New York City sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to New York City. In October, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mystic.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Fire Island National Seashore, Lakota Wolf Preserve, Bronx Zoo, Bushkill Falls
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls
Central Park ©
Central Park

1
night
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
On the 14th (Sat), enjoy the sea views from University of Connecticut: Avery Point Campus, then witness the site of a historic battle at Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, then examine the collection at Mystic Seaport, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mystic vacation trip planner.

Drive from New York City to Mystic in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from New York City in October, things will get little chillier in Mystic: highs are around 63°F and lows about 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Mystic

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Groton
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Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Avery Point Light ©
Avery Point Light
Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park ©

1
night
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Rosecliff, steep yourself in history at Rough Point, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sachuest Beach (Second Beach), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliff Walk.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Newport trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Mystic to Newport takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Provincetown.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sachuest Beach (Second Beach)
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Rough Point ©
Rough Point
Rosecliff ©
Rosecliff

2
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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.
On the 16th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Provincetown Town Hall, visit a coastal fixture at Highland Light, get to know the fascinating history of Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, then get answers to all your questions at Salt Pond Visitor Center, and finally enjoy the sea views from Nauset Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Race Point Beach, and then hike along Cape Cod Provincelands Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Provincetown trip builder.

Getting from Newport to Provincetown by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. October in Provincetown sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Stowe.

Things to do in Provincetown

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eastham, Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Highland Light
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Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach
Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum ©

1
night
Stowe

Stowe ©
Stowe bustles in winter when skiers and snowboarders flock here to challenge themselves on the long, steep trails careening down Vermont's tallest peak, Mt.
On the 18th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Governor's House In Hyde Park, take in the awesome beauty at Spruce Peak at Stowe, and then stroll through Stowe Recreation Path.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Stowe vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Provincetown to Stowe takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Provincetown in October, with highs in Stowe at 57°F and lows at 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to North Conway.

Things to do in Stowe

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Tea at the Governor's House
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Stowe Recreation Path ©
Stowe Recreation Path

1
night
North Conway

North Conway ©
North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): have fun and explore at Mount Washington Valley Children's Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral Ledge, then admire the sheer force of Echo Lake State Park, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Entertainment Centers.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the North Conway online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Stowe to North Conway in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Stowe in October, North Conway is a bit warmer at night with lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to New Bedford.

Things to do in North Conway

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Echo Lake State Park
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Cathedral Ledge ©
Cathedral Ledge
MWV Children's Museum ©
MWV Children's Museum
Echo Lake State Park ©
Echo Lake State Park

1
night
New Bedford

New Bedford ©
New Bedford is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): meet the residents at Buttonwood Park Zoo, then examine the collection at New Bedford Whaling Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Unitarian Memorial Church.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our New Bedford itinerary maker.

You can drive from North Conway to New Bedford in 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New Bedford

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Unitarian Memorial Church
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Buttonwood Park Zoo ©
Buttonwood Park Zoo
New Bedford Whaling Museum ©
New Bedford Whaling Museum
Unitarian Memorial Church ©
Unitarian Memorial Church

1
night
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 21st (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts and then explore the world behind art at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Boston vacation builder.

Drive from New Bedford to Boston in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum ©
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

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