12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Hartford
— 1 day
2
Mystic
— 1 night
3
Newport
— 2 nights
4
Boston
— 2 nights
5
Salem
— 1 night
6
Portsmouth
— 1 night
7
Portland
— 1 night
8
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
9
Stowe
— 1 night
10
Burlington
— 1 night

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Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): contemplate the long history of The Mark Twain House & Museum, make a trip to Bushnell Plaza Sculpture Garden, and then stroll the grounds of Ancient Burying Ground.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hartford day trip planner.

New York City to Hartford is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in August, expect slightly colder with lows of °F in Hartford. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mystic.

Things to do in Hartford

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum
Ancient Burying Ground ©
Ancient Burying Ground
Bushnell Plaza Sculpture Garden ©
Bushnell Plaza Sculpture Garden

1
night
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): examine the collection at Mystic Seaport Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mystic Aquarium, and then steep yourself in history at Olde Mistick Village.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mystic route planning site.

Traveling by car from Hartford to Mystic takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Mystic sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Mystic

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Olde Mistick Village ©
Olde Mistick Village
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium

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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 17th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the world from above with Newport Helicopter Tours, thenget to know the fascinating history of Cliff Walk, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Drive Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Breakers, visit a coastal fixture at Beavertail Lighthouse and Park, thenkick back and relax at Narragansett Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Newport holiday planner.

Getting from Mystic to Newport by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. August in Newport sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Narragansett Beach, Beavertail Lighthouse and Park
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Walk ©
Cliff Walk
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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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.
On the 19th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, take a stroll through North End, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, explore the different monuments and memorials at Granary Burying Ground, thenstroll around Boston Common, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Boston trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Newport to Boston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Boston sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Salem.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Mount Auburn Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Granary Burying Ground ©
Granary Burying Ground

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Burying Point Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Salem Witch Museum, thenbrowse the exhibits of The House of the Seven Gables, and finally walk around Salem Witch Trials Memorial.

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

You can drive from Boston to Salem in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Salem are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Salem

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Old Burying Point Cemetery ©
Old Burying Point Cemetery
Salem Witch Museum ©
Salem Witch Museum

1
night
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, thenenjoy the sea views from Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, thencontemplate the long history of Strawbery Banke Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Prescott Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Portsmouth online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Salem to Portsmouth takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse ©
Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours, thenenjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light, thentake an in-depth tour of Victoria Mansion, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Old Orchard Beach.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip builder site.

You can drive from Portsmouth to Portland in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Portland Head Light, Old Orchard Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Old Orchard Beach ©
Old Orchard Beach

1
night
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Bar Harbor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Stowe.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
St. Saviour's Church : ©
St. Saviour's Church :

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 25th (Tue), stop by Stowe Mercantile, thentrek along Stowe Recreation Path, thenkick your exploration up a notch at ArborTrek Canopy Adventures, and finally cruise along Smugglers Notch State Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Stowe trip planner.

Drive from Bar Harbor to Stowe in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Stowe can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Burlington.

Things to do in Stowe

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
ArborTrek Canopy Adventures ©
ArborTrek Canopy Adventures
Stowe Recreation Path ©
Stowe Recreation Path
Smugglers Notch State Park ©
Smugglers Notch State Park

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night
Burlington

Burlington ©
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Shelburne Farms, contemplate the long history of Ethan Allen Homestead, thenenjoy the sand and surf at North Beach Park, and finally hike along Burlington Bike Path.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Burlington trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Stowe to Burlington by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Stowe in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Burlington. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shelburne Farms
Highlights from your plan
North Beach Park ©
North Beach Park
Burlington Bike Path ©
Burlington Bike Path
Shelburne Farms ©
Shelburne Farms

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