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:  3​h 30​min
1
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train + taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Intercourse
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Glocester
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
New Shoreham, Block Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Boston

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get some historical perspective at Valley Forge National Historical Park and Independence Hall. Visiting Philadelphia Zoo and Kelly Drive will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square (about 52 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia, and take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip itinerary builder website .

Boston to Philadelphia is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Boston in May, with highs in Philadelphia at 74°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Intercourse.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Harrah's Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

1
night
Intercourse

Intercourse ©
Intercourse is an unincorporated village and census-designated place in Leacock Township, Lancaster County in the U.S. On the 25th (Sat), examine the collection at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, contemplate the long history of Ephrata Cloister, then pick up some local products at The Village Farm Market, then explore the wide array of goods at Good's Store, and finally stop by Kitchen Kettle Village.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Intercourse travel planner .

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Philadelphia to Intercourse takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Intercourse, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Intercourse

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ephrata, Good's Store, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
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Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village
Ephrata Cloister ©
Ephrata Cloister
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

1
night
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, admire all the interesting features of Gettysburg National Military Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Devils Den.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg road trip site .

Traveling by car from Intercourse to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. May in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks Nature Museums
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Devils Den ©
Devils Den

1
night
Glocester

Glocester ©
Glocester is a town in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Nickle Creek Vineyard, stroll through Southwick's Zoo, and then look for gifts at Brown and Hopkins Country Store.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read Glocester road trip tool .

Drive from Gettysburg to Glocester in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Gettysburg in May, expect little chillier with lows of 47°F in Glocester. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to New Shoreham.

Things to do in Glocester

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wineries

Side Trips

Southwick's Zoo, Nickle Creek Vineyard
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Southwick's Zoo ©
Southwick's Zoo
Brown and Hopkins Country Store ©
Brown and Hopkins Country Store

2
nights
New Shoreham, Block Island

New Shoreham ©
New Shoreham is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. On the 28th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Mohegan Bluffs, visit a coastal fixture at South East Lighthouse, then get a taste of the local shopping with Clayhead Salon & Spa, then take in the exciting artwork at Jessie Edwards Studio, and finally enjoy the sea views from North Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fred Benson Town Beach, look for gifts at Blocks of Fudge, and then kick back and relax at Ballard's Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the New Shoreham route planner.

You can drive from Glocester to New Shoreham in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Glocester, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in New Shoreham, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Newport.

Things to do in New Shoreham

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Mohegan Bluffs ©
Mohegan Bluffs
Fred Benson Town Beach ©
Fred Benson Town Beach
South East Lighthouse ©
South East Lighthouse

3
nights
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 30th (Thu): try to win big at Foxwoods Resort Casino, revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets Foxwoods, and then get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Drive Historic District. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the landscape on two wheels at Shining Sea Bikeway and then get engrossed in the history at Plimoth Plantation.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Newport day trip planning website .

Getting from New Shoreham to Newport by ferry takes about an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Mashantucket, Shining Sea Bikeway, Plimoth Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District
Plimoth Plantation ©
Plimoth Plantation
Foxwoods Resort Casino ©
Foxwoods Resort Casino

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