12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Bangor
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Portland
— Few hours
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Boston
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Hershey
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

4
nights
Bangor

Bangor ©
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. You'll explore and learn at Farnsworth Art Museum and Sail Power and Steam Museum. Get some cultural insight at Penobscot Marine Museum and Winterport Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Bangor side-trips: Andre the Seal Statue (in Rockport) and Camden (High Street Historic District & Megunticook Lake). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Orono Bog Boardwalk and stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Garden Cemetery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bangor attractions planner.

Los Angeles to Bangor is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Bangor. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in October; daily highs in Bangor reach 61°F and lows reach 40°F. On the 14th (Sun), you're off toPortland.

Things to do in Bangor

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Camden, Rockland, Andre the Seal Statue, Penobscot Marine Museum, Winterport Winery
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Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Farnsworth Art Museum
Penobscot Marine Museum ©
Penobscot Marine Museum
Sail Power and Steam Museum ©
Sail Power and Steam Museum

few
hours
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.
Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Portland trip simple and quick.

Getting from Bangor to Portland by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Portland

Museums

Side Trip

Portland Head Light
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Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Freedom Trail and Granary Burying Ground. Step off the beaten path and head to Race Point Beach and Plimoth Plantation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Provincetown (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Boston day trip website .

You can drive from Portland to Boston in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portland in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 50°F in Boston. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Provincetown, Plimoth Plantation
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Plimoth Plantation ©
Plimoth Plantation
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia day trip app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Boston to Philadelphia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites
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Liberty Bell Center ©
Liberty Bell Center

1
day
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
On the 19th (Fri), examine the collection at The Hershey Story, Head underground at Indian Echo Caverns, then take an in-depth tour of National Civil War Museum, and finally do a tasting at Cullari Vineyards and Winery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hershey day trip site .

Getting from Philadelphia to Hershey by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Hershey

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Indian Echo Caverns, National Civil War Museum
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The Hershey Story ©
The Hershey Story
Indian Echo Caverns ©
Indian Echo Caverns
National Civil War Museum ©
National Civil War Museum

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Masonic Temple, take an in-depth tour of Battleship New Jersey, and then steep yourself in history at Nemours Mansion & Gardens. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary.

To see maps and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia holiday planner .

You can drive from Hershey to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Battleship New Jersey, Nemours Estate
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Nemours Estate ©
Nemours Estate
Battleship New Jersey ©
Battleship New Jersey
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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