12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Roanoke
train:  17​h
1
Boston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Portsmouth
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Plymouth
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Eastham
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Nantucket
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Falmouth
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Providence
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Roanoke


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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 23rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Granary Burying Ground, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nahant Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail. On the next day, take a stroll through North End, browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and then explore and take pictures at Fenway Park.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Boston online trip builder .

Roanoke to Boston is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Nahant Beach
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Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Granary Burying Ground ©
Granary Burying Ground
Nahant Beach ©
Nahant Beach

1
night
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Strawbery Banke Museum, make a trip to Market Square, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hampton Beach State Park.

For photos and other tourist information, go to the Portsmouth online trip maker .

You can drive from Boston to Portsmouth in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Boston in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Portsmouth, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Plymouth.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Hampton Beach State Park
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Hampton Beach State Park ©
Hampton Beach State Park
Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum

1
night
Plymouth

Rightly calling itself "America's Hometown," Plymouth holds a prominent place in the nation's history and culture as the site of the first Puritan colony.
On the 26th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at National Monument to the Forefathers, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, do a tasting at Plymouth Bay Winery, then contemplate the long history of Mayflower II, and finally pause for some photo ops at Plymouth Rock.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Plymouth route maker app .

You can drive from Portsmouth to Plymouth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Plymouth are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Eastham.

Things to do in Plymouth

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mayflower II ©
Mayflower II
Plymouth Rock ©
Plymouth Rock

2
nights
Eastham

Eastham ©
Eastham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. On the 27th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Cod National Seashore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): kick back and relax at Nauset Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Chatham Lighthouse, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Hill Rural Historic District.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Eastham road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Plymouth to Eastham takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Eastham, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Nantucket.

Things to do in Eastham

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Nauset Beach, Chatham Lighthouse, Cape Cod National Seashore
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Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Fort Hill Rural Historic District ©
Fort Hill Rural Historic District

1
night
Nantucket

Nantucket
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): kick back and relax at Jetties Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfside Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nantucket travel route planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Eastham to Nantucket in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Nantucket sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Falmouth.

Things to do in Nantucket

Parks Beaches Outdoors

1
night
Falmouth

Falmouth ©
Falmouth is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States; Barnstable County is coextensive with Cape Cod. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): kick back and relax at Old Silver Beach, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Shining Sea Bikeway, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob).

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Falmouth online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Nantucket to Falmouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Falmouth

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Old Silver Beach ©
Old Silver Beach
Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob) ©

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 31st (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, get to know the fascinating history of Cliff Walk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sachuest Beach (Second Beach), and finally hike along Purgatory Chasm.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Newport vacation planner.

You can drive from Falmouth to Newport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Providence.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Middletown
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St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church

1
night
Providence

Providence ©
Providence has undergone a major upgrade in recent years, transforming from a rough-around-the-edges industrial city into an epicenter of culture.
On the 1st (Sun), stroll through Roger Williams Park Zoo, steep yourself in history at Lizzie Borden House, and then admire the masterpieces at RISD Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Providence trip maker site .

You can drive from Newport to Providence in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or ride a ferry. In August in Providence, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Providence

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Lizzie Borden House
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Lizzie Borden House ©
Lizzie Borden House
RISD Museum ©
RISD Museum
Roger Williams Park Zoo ©
Roger Williams Park Zoo

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